SALISBURY, Md. – The offense was on all day long for the Salisbury University women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Sea Gulls registered 15 different scorers in a 101-50 victory over Southern Virginia University in Capital Athletic Conference action.
The 101 points is the most for the program since February 11, 2004, when Salisbury took down Gallaudet University, 104-40.
Southern Virginia battled back and put the score at 10-7 after Larissa Macfarlane put in a jumper, but for the next four and a half minutes, the Sea Gulls would go on a 16-2 spurt that put them up 26-9 with 2:12 left in the first quarter. Freshman Kaylyn French led SU during the run, notching eight points, including a put-back layup after garnering an offensive rebound.
The Knights closed out the opening quarter on a 5-2 run to make the score 28-14, getting some momentum heading into the second, but the Sea Gulls would erase that feeling quickly.
It was all Salisbury in the second, as the Gulls poured on 31 points while allowing only four points from the Knights in the period.
Salisbury used a 31-2 stretch that lasted all but 49 seconds of the second quarter to build a 59-16 lead before Southern Virginia found its first basket in six minutes to put the score at 59-18 at halftime.
Sophomore Dee Terry led the Sea Gulls with six points during the span, while sophomore Mary McDonagh paced SU with five points, including a three-pointer from the top of the key that put the Gulls up 47-16.
The Sea Gulls continued to pour it on in the third quarter, continuing its balanced attack and taking a 58-point lead into the fourth. Junior Kelsie Bacon and Rothfeld each scored six points in the quarter.
The 51-point margin of victory is the most for Salisbury since the Sea Gulls' 55-point win over Gallaudet on January 12, 2008.
McLaughlin finished the day with a team-high 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and four steals, while Rothfeld scored 14 points. French was a strong force off the bench in the contest, tallying 12 points, five steals, and three rebounds.
Salisbury will be back at home on Wednesday, January 20, when it takes on Marymount (Va.) University in another CAC matchup. That game is set for 5:30 p.m.