Women’s basketball outlasts Millsaps in overtime

Women’s basketball outlasts Millsaps in overtime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team erased a nine-point fourth quarter deficit with a late three-pointer, sending the game to overtime and taking control in the extra period. The Sea Gulls defeated Millsaps College on the second day of the Music City Classic on Saturday afternoon, 66-62, to go 2-0 in the tournament.

Megan Konig hit a three-pointer with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. Konig scored a game-high 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field, adding four rebounds, two blocks, and two steals.

Salisbury (6-5) trailed Millsaps (3-8) 43-34 entering the fourth quarter before coming back to tie the game. The Sea Gulls took their first lead since 4-3 in the first quarter with a Morgan Grubb three-pointer a minute into overtime, putting the maroon and gold ahead 59-58. Salisbury led the rest of the way, going 5-for-5 from the free-throw line in the last 30 seconds.

Kaylyn French posted a double-double, tallying 10 points and 14 rebounds to go along with four blocks and two assists. Senior Mary McDonagh joined Konig and French in double figures with 10 points while adding eight assists and five steals.

The two teams were deadlocked on the boards, with both teams grabbing 51 rebounds. Salisbury registered nine more blocks and forced three more turnovers than the Majors on the day.

Both teams struggled shooting on the afternoon, with the Sea Gulls shooting 33.8 percent from the field and the Majors shooting just 31.1 percent. Neither team found any luck beyond the arc, with both teams shooting under 25 percent from three-point range.

Salisbury opens 2018 at home, hosting York College of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, January 3 at 5:30 p.m.

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