SALISBURY, Md. – Maggs Physical Activities Center was packed with pink on Saturday afternoon for the Salisbury University women's basketball team's final home game, against Capital Athletic Conference opponent Frostburg State University. The Sea Gulls laced up their pink shoelaces as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's annual "Pink Zone" initiative, created in 2007 to increase breast cancer awareness on campuses and in communities.
Salisbury (8-15, 5-9 CAC) held an advantage for much of the first half, leading by as many as six points, but a last-second bucket by Frostburg (12-11, 9-5 CAC) put the Bobcats up 29-28 at halftime. Junior guard Glen Charlton and sophomore forward Nicole Sisco each contributed seven points in the first 20 minutes of play.
The Bobcats came out of the locker room and turned up the heat on the court, going on a 15-3 run to stretch their advantage to 13 with just over 14 minutes remaining. Undeterred, the Sea Gulls slowly began to rack up the points and chipped the Bobcat lead down to just three with 5:09 left in the contest, but that would be as close as the maroon and gold could get; an 8-2 scoring run by Frostburg put the game out of reach, and the scoreboard read 69-59 as time expired.
Chante' McKinney, the lone senior on the squad, scored six points and pulled down four rebounds in her last regular-season home contest as a Sea Gull. Charlton was clutch for Salisbury as the clock dwindled, delivering the three-pointer that pulled the Sea Gulls to within three points of Frostburg in the second half. She finished with a game-high 20 points. Sophomore guard Katie McGahagan drained 14 points and pulled down six rebounds.
The Sea Gulls now set their sights on back-to-back CAC contests on the road, beginning with a match-up against Hood College on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.