DOVER, Del. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team traveled up Route 13 to take on Wesley College falling to the Wolverines, 67-57.
The Sea Gulls (16-8, 12-5 CAC) fell behind early and were unable to establish any real offensive rhythm as Wesley (13-11, 9-8 CAC) took an opening 3-0 lead and never looked back as it led for the entire contest.
The Wolverines carried a 32-21 lead into the locker room thanks in large part to a 41.9 percent mark from the field while knocking down 6-of-12 three-pointers. Salisbury struggled in the opening 20 minutes knocking down just nine shots from the field including three long balls.
Chad Barcikowski led the Sea Gulls as he was the only member of the maroon and gold to tally double-digit points netting 24. Barcikowski aided in a second half rally, which saw the Gulls get as close as 61-57 with a minute to play, netting 17 points over the final 20 minutes of action. He finished the game knocking down 8-of-24 shots and posted a 60 percent clip from the free-throw line.
Defensively, Salisbury forced 26 Wolverine turnovers to its nine while recording 15 steals. However, Wesley managed to out rebound the maroon and gold by a mark of 52-45 while also edging Salisbury in assists, 18-14.
Salisbury will cap its regular season on Saturday, February 17 when it hosts Southern Virginia University. The Sea Gulls will recognize their two seniors prior to the start of the 1 p.m. contest.