SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team picked up its second consecutive Capital Athletic Conference win defeating visiting St. Mary's College of Maryland, 73-50, on Wednesday night. Four different players finished the night in double figures for the Sea Gulls to aid in the victory.
The Sea Gulls (9-5, 5-2 CAC) raced out to a 20-point halftime lead behind a dominant first half performance for the second consecutive game. Salisbury tallied a 60.7 shooting percentage from the field in the opening 20 minutes, including hitting seven three-pointers.
Gary Briddell, who finished the night with 14 points, four rebounds, and three steals, went 5-of-7 from the field in the first half including a 4-of-5 performance from behind the arc netting all of his points in the opening stanza.
Defensively, Salisbury swarmed the Seahawks (2-12, 1-6 CAC) all game. The defense was key to the team's opening half success as it was able to hold St. Mary's to single digits until the 6:49 mark of the first half. Overall, the Seahawks were limited to just 50 percent from the field on just 20 shot attempts and were forced into 12 turnovers with the maroon and gold recording seven steals in the opening half.
The Sea Gulls earned 14 points off of Seahawk turnovers and eight via fast break in the first half. They led for 18:32 of the first and for 38:38 the entire game.
Blair Davis and Jordan Brooks each tallied double-digit scoring nights netting 18, a team-high, and 11, respectively. Both players were crucial in the second half combining for 13 points and a 6-of-12 performance from the field. The 18 points for Davis is a season high, surpassing his previous high of 15 on December 30.
J.P. Krotulis rounded out the quad of double-digit performers with 10 points, hitting all four of his shot attempts from the floor.
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, January 13 when it travels to Southern Virginia University. Tip-off against the Knights is scheduled for 3 p.m.