Garrett nets 20 in loss to Virginia Wesleyan

Garrett nets 20 in loss to Virginia Wesleyan

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team stumbled at home 78-64 to the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins in a non-conference contest on Tuesday.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: Virginia Wesleyan 78, Salisbury 64
Records: Salisbury (3-4) | Virginia Wesleyan (4-1)
Location: Maggs Physical Activities Center – Salisbury, Md.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first half of the game saw eight lead changes and the score tied four times as both teams were trying to find their rhythm in the game.
  • Salisbury was able to get a four-point lead, 13-9, nine minutes into the half when D'Angelo Tull knocked down a three from the wing on an assist from Mike Ward.
  • The lead changed hands several times in the remaining 10-plus minutes of the half before Virginia Wesleyan took a 33-30 lead into the halftime break off of an 11-6 run to end the half with Tim Fisher scoring six of the Marlin's final 11 points of the half.
  • Salisbury quickly tied the game at 33 on their first shot of the second half when Lucas Martin hit a three at the top of the key.
  • Virginia Wesleyan responded with a three of their own by Jordan White and a Fisher layup to push their lead to 38-33 in the opening moments of the second.
  • Salisbury erased their five-point deficit and was able to get out to a 51-47 lead with 11:07 left in the half when Tull hit a pair of free throws.
  • Salisbury's shooting grew cold from the field and Virginia Wesleyan started to pull away from the Sea Gulls. The Marlins sealed the game with a 19-3 run that spanned six minutes and stretched their lead to 68-54.
  • Virginia Wesleyan closed out the game by making eight free throws in the final 1:13 of the game.

GAME NOTES

  • Virginia Wesleyan shot 42.9 percent (30-70) from the field compared to Salisbury's 35.6 percent (21-59) shooting.
  • The Marlins held a 47-36 rebounding edge over the Sea Gulls.
  • Devin Garrett tallied a team-high 20 points along with eight rebounds.
  • Gary Briddell notched 10 points and stole the ball four times.
  • D'Angelo Tull paced the bench effort with 13 points, three assists and two steals.
  • Mike Ward had nine points while Johnny Fierstein reeled in a team-high 10 boards.
  • Two players netted double-doubles for Virginia Wesleyan, led by Tim Fisher who scored a game-high 29 points with 15 rebounds. Percy Burt had 13 rebounds and 12 points for the Marlins.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury will take part in the Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Invitational in Pittsburgh, Pa. over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • The invitational begins with the Sea Gulls taking on the host, Carnegie Mellon, on Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Video, live stats and audio are all available.

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