In an impressive display of depth and resilience, the Seattle SuperHawks triumphed over the Salem Capitals with a commanding 127-109 victory at the Salem Armory Auditorium. This win was particularly noteworthy given the absence of their superstar, Naz Carter.

Key Performances

David Jenkins Jr. stepped up in Carter’s absence, delivering a well-rounded performance with 23 points, 4 three-pointers, and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. His shooting efficiency (63.6%) and ability to spread the floor were instrumental in maintaining Seattle’s offensive rhythm.

Nashon George added another layer of scoring with 23 points, including 10 field goals. He was a force on the boards, collecting 13 rebounds, and played a pivotal role in Seattle’s defensive efforts.

Seattle’s collective effort was evident in their shooting efficiency, making 54.8% of their field goals and 52.0% from beyond the arc. Their ball movement resulted in 18 assists, showcasing their teamwork and offensive fluidity.

Salem Capitals’ Struggles

Despite a valiant effort, Salem struggled to keep pace with Seattle’s offensive onslaught. Kylor Kelley was a bright spot, scoring 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting and contributing defensively with 6 blocks. However, the team’s overall shooting woes, especially from three-point range (18.2%), hindered their ability to mount a significant comeback. Salem’s inability to capitalize on their free-throw opportunities (76.3%) and convert from deep ultimately cost them the game.


The SuperHawks’ ability to secure an 18-point victory without their star player highlights their depth and resilience. Upshaw’s dominance in the paint and the collective effort of the team were key to this impressive road win. For Salem, addressing their shooting inconsistencies will be crucial as they look to rebound in future games.

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