SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team took its first loss in Capital Athletic Conference action Wednesday, falling to No. 18 University of Mary Washington, 70-37, at Maggs Physical Activities Center.
Salisbury (5-5, 3-1 CAC) found itself trailing early, 20-3, but the Sea Gulls were not ready to go down quietly, as Katie McGahagan buried a jumper to start a run by the Sea Gulls follwed by Milan Dry's free throw and a three-pointer from senior KC Curran to cut the Mary Washington lead to 22-9 with 6:52 to play in the half.
As the Eagles (11-0, 4-0 CAC) looked to advance the margin later in the half, a jumper from Dry and a layup by freshman Anna Hackett held the deficit at 27-13. The Eagles went into the break leading, 31-16.
UMW came out strong in the second half, starting with a 10-1 run as the lead grew. A Hackett jump shot halted the run; she finished with a team-high 10 points in the contest.
Salisbury had one more spurt in it, late in the second half as McGahagan, Dry and Hackett each hit jump shots, less than two minutes apart, to put together a 6-2 run.
UMW placed four players in double figures led by Carol Dye with 16 points to go with nine rebounds.
SU is back in action Saturday, hosting Frostburg State University at 1 p.m.