Sat, Nov/10 Final
79 Arcadia
85 vs. Salisbury
Fri, Nov/16 Final
78 DeSales
85 vs. Johns Hopkins
Fri, Nov/16 Final
73 Lancaster Bible
92 at Salisbury
Sat, Nov/17 Final
80 DeSales
68 vs. Lancaster Bible
Sat, Nov/17 Final
69 No. 15 Johns Hopkins
78 at Salisbury
Tue, Nov/20 Final
55 Salisbury
52 at Va. Wesleyan
Mon, Nov/26 Final
68 Salisbury
62 at Washington (Md.)
Wed, Nov/28 Final
71 Goucher
101 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/01 Final
96 Salisbury
94 at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Dec/05 Final - OT
67 Salisbury
65 at Marymount (Va.)
Sun, Dec/09 Final - OT
89 Wesley
91 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/22 Final
76 Salisbury
97 at Rowan
Sat, Dec/29 Final
82 No. 22 Salisbury
63 at Springfield
Sun, Dec/30 Final
71 No. 16 Nichols
78 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Sat, Jan/05 Final
65 Penn St.-Harrisburg
78 vs. No. 22 Salisbury
Wed, Jan/09 Final
70 No. 19 Salisbury
84 at Mary Washington
Sat, Jan/12 Final
86 No. 19 Salisbury
84 at Southern Virginia
Wed, Jan/16 Final
90 York (Pa.)
75 vs. No. 24 Salisbury
Sat, Jan/19 Final
97 Frostburg State
86 vs. No. 24 Salisbury
Wed, Jan/23 Final
64 Salisbury
67 at No. 15 Chris. Newport
Sat, Jan/26 Final
77 St. Mary's (Md.)
97 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/30 Final
66 Mary Washington
79 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/02 Final
87 Salisbury
80 at Penn St.-Harrisburg
Wed, Feb/06 Final
82 Salisbury
83 at York (Pa.)
Sat, Feb/09 Final
75 Southern Virginia
84 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/13 Final
91 Chris. Newport
74 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/16 Final
90 Salisbury
83 at Frostburg State
Tue, Feb/19 Final - OT
76 CAC No. 5 Frostburg St.
78 vs. CAC No. 4 Salisbury
Thu, Feb/21 Final
71 CAC No. 4 Salisbury
87 at CAC No. 1 Chris. Newport
Fri, Mar/01 Final
61 Salisbury
75 vs. Baldwin Wallace
Sat, Nov/09 Final
106 Salisbury
68 vs. Rosemont
Sun, Nov/10 Final
72 Salisbury
76 at Arcadia
Tue, Nov/12 Final
74 Salisbury
62 at Stockton
Sat, Nov/16 Final
79 Yeshiva
71 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/20 Final
73 Marymount (Va.)
68 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/23 Final
66 Salisbury
47 at Goucher
Tue, Nov/26 Final
78 Va. Wesleyan
64 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/30 Final
70 Salisbury
71 at Carnegie Mellon
Sun, Dec/01 Final
69 Salisbury
75 vs. Brockport
Thu, Dec/05 Final - OT
96 Salisbury
92 at Cabrini
Sun, Dec/08 Final - OT
99 Salisbury
101 at Wesley
Fri, Dec/20 Final
84 Rowan
74 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/28 Final
88 Salisbury
80 vs. Marietta
Sun, Dec/29 Final - OT
82 Ohio Wesleyan
80 vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/08 Final
61 Apprentice School
66 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/11 Final
78 Salisbury
75 at Southern Virginia
Wed, Jan/15 Final
65 Mary Washington
75 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/18
End of 2nd
68 St. Mary's (Md.)
65 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/25 4:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/29 7:00 PM
at York (Pa.)
Sat, Feb/01 4:00 PM
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Feb/05 7:00 PM
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/08 3:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/15 4:00 PM
at Chris. Newport
Wed, Feb/19 7:00 PM
at Mary Washington
Sat, Feb/22 TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/26 TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/29 TBA
vs. Salisbury
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Sea Gulls stumble against Virginia Wesleyan

Sea Gulls stumble against Virginia Wesleyan

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team hosted Virginia Wesleyan University on Tuesday night. The Sea Gulls dropped a tough 80-77 decision to the visiting Marlins.

The first half opened up as a defensive contest with neither team able to find any offensive rhythm in the opening three minutes. Two early Virginia Wesleyan (3-0) threhee-pointers built a 6-1 advantage for the Marlins before Blair Davis netted the Gulls' first basket of the night. Davis drove down the left side of the lane, drawing contact at the rim for t and-one finish, cutting the deficit to 6-3.

An 8-4 Sea Gull (2-1) run gave them the lead at 11-10, but the Marlins quickly responded with a run of their own, knocking down two quick baskets to regain the advantage at 17-11. Two free-throws from James Foley broke the 6-0 scoring run by Virginia Wesleyan, but it was short-lived as Corey White Jr. knocked down his first, and the team's fourth, three-pointer of the contest to bring the score line to 22-13.

Foley broke a near two-minute scoring draught for the maroon and gold with the team's first three-pointer of the contest to cut the Marlins lead to just six, 24-18. Davis knocked down two free-throws with just under six minutes left to play in the first half to bring Salisbury back within a possession, 24-21, for the first time since it was 13-11 at the 12:12 mark.

Johnson Ogunyoye tallied his first basket of the contest with 4:31 left in first half, grabbing an offensive rebound and drawing contact off a contested finish underneath to pull the Gulls within four. Braedon Dorsey knocked down his first three-pointer of the contest on the next offensive possession to pull Salisbury within one, 27-26.

Bryce Thurston gave the Sea Gulls the lead grabbing an Al Leder miss and finishing strong at the rim for the 28-27 lead. It was the team's first lead since leading 11-10 at the 12:21 mark of the half.

At the break Virginia Wesleyan held a slim 34-30 lead over Salisbury behind a stellar 11-of-22 (50.0%) from the field while shooting 4-of-7 (57.1%) from behind the arc. The Sea Gulls pulled down 21 rebounds and committed only eight turnovers while the Marlins totaled 12.

The second half opened with a showing of offense as both teams combined for 16 points in the opening six-and-a half minutes of action. Leder and Barcikowski knocked down back-to-back-to-back three-pointers to pull within three, 46-43, with 12:43 left to play in the game.

Ogunyoye drew contact again down low off a Leder miss to earn one-and-one free-throws and knocked down both to pull the Gulls within four. However, quick transition by the Marlins beat the Salisbury press and pushed the lead back to six, 51-45, with just over 11 minutes left to play.

Barcikowski got Salisbury back in the game driving left down the side of the lane, finishing strong at the hoop and drawing contact to earn the and-one opportunity. He converted the free-throw attempt to pull the maroon and gold within five, 55-50.

Lucas Martin cut the deficit to just four with 8:37 left to play finding himself all alone in the paint, finishing the pass from Davis to make it 56-52. Davis created another scoring chance on the very next offensive trip, drawing contact at the rim to earn a pair of three-throws. He was able to convert one of the opportunities to make it a one possession game.

However, Virginia Wesleyan answered with a 6-0 run of its own to push the lead to 62-53 with 5:32 left to play in the game.

Barcikowski trimmed the Marlins lead to five, 64-59 with just over three-minutes left to play with his third three-pointer of the contest. Leder managed to knock down one of two free-throws the next trip down to make if a four-point game with 2:45 left to play.

Salisbury didn't go away quietly as Leder managed to pull the Gulls within three knocking down a clutch three-pointer, his fourth of the contest, to make it 72-69 with 37 seconds left to play. Jack Ferguson got in on the action one possession later, nailing his first-three-pointer of the contest to make it a two-point game, 74-72 with 20 seconds left to play.

However, it was not meant to be as Virginia Wesleyan's Lamont Steward grabbed a missed three-point attempt and hit both free-throws to seal the 80-77 win.

The Sea Gulls finished the evening shooting 23-of-62 (37.1%) from the field while the Marlins were 23-of-43 (53.5%). Salisbury pulled down 34 rebounds while Virginia Wesleyan recorded 43 and the maroon and gold managed to force 22 Marlins turnovers to their 15. Three Sea Gulls posted double-digit nights with Leder scoring a team-high 16 points, while Barcikowski and Ogunyoye netted 15 and 12, respectively.   

Salisbury returns to action on Wednesday, November 29 when it opens Capital Athletic Conference play on the road at No. 14 Christopher Newport University. The game will be a rematch of last season's CAC championship with tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m.