Men’s Basketball edged by Marymount

Men’s Basketball edged by Marymount

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team battled back into the game late with their former conference rivals, Marymount, but the Sea Gulls fell to the Saints, 73-68, on Wednesday.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: Marymount 73, Salisbury 68
Records: Salisbury (2-3) | Marymount (3-1)
Location: Maggs PAC – Salisbury, Md.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both teams traded buckets in the early goings. But, Marymount started getting an edge on Salisbury behind an 11-4 run in the middle of the half, which was capped off by a LaDarius McCord three-pointer with 9:23 left in the game for Marymount to hold a 19-10 lead.
  • Salisbury clawed back to make it a five-point game, 25-20, with 5:07 left in the first half when Mike Ward found a wide-open Devin Garrett on the wing and Garrett drained a three-pointer.
  • A Steve Etienne put-back at the halftime buzzer would give Marymount a 40-29 lead over Salisbury at the break.
  • Marymount extended their lead by as much as 18 points in the early parts of the second half when Taiga Walker made two free-throws to put the Saints up 47-29.
  • Buoyed by a strong defense and timely shooting, Salisbury made it a 64-62 game with 4:37 left in the half when Lucas Martin converted a three-point play.
  • Marymount tried to extend their lead again in the latter parts of the half but Salisbury stayed in the game.
  • Martin made a lay-in with 34 seconds left in the game to cut the Marymount lead back down to two points, 70-68.
  • Marymount was able to make their free throws late in the game to take the win, 73-68.

GAME NOTES

  • Both teams made 47.1 percent of their shots.
  • Salisbury had four players reach double figures.
  • Devin Garrett scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of12 shooting and 4-of-7 from three. Garrett also pulled down a team-best six boards.
  • Lucas Martin went 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line for 13 points.
  • Mike Ward and D'Angelo Tull each tallied 10 points. Ward grabbed five rebounds while Tull dished out five assists.
  • Johnny Fierstein, Paul Garcia and J.P. Krotulis each scored five in the loss.
  • Taiga Walker led Marymount with 18 points.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury will head across the bridge on Saturday, Nov. 23 to take on the Goucher Gophers.
  • The game is set for a 7 p.m. tip.
  • Live stats are available.

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