ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team dropped a 65-58 decision to Marymount University, Wednesday evening outside the nation's capital.
Senior Brandyn Wilkerson netted a career-high 18 points to lead the Sea Gull attack. The Mount Airy, Md., native went 6-for-12 from the floor, with each of his made baskets coming from behind the three-point line, on 10 attempts. Wilkerson set a new career benchmark with six three-pointers made, with his six made field goals tying his previous career high.
Salisbury (6-10, 2-6 CAC) started the contest hot, jumping out to an 8-2 lead in the first two minutes of the contest. Senior Tim Harwood started the scoring for the evening by hitting a three.
Marymount (12-4, 5-3 CAC) would come back, eventually taking a 35-30 lead into the half. The Saints started the second half on a 7-0 run to widen their lead.
The Sea Gulls pulled within two, 48-46, with 9:50 remaining in the contest when Wilkerson hit a three-pointer that capped a 10-0 run over 6:15. Marymount scored the next six points to push its lead back to eight with 6:17 remaining in the contest.
Down the stretch, Salisbury was able to cut the Saints' lead to five but was unable to bridge the gap completely, falling to their CAC foe.
Senior Dominic Milburn was the only other Sea Gull in double digits, netting 10 points in the contest.
The Sea Gulls will next be in action this Saturday, January 25, with Penn State-Harrisburg coming to Maggs Physical Activities Center for the first time as a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. That contest is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.