Sea Gulls soar past Southern Virginia

Sea Gulls soar past Southern Virginia

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's basketball team picked up its second straight Capital Athletic Conference win, defeating Southern Virginia University, 70-52, on Saturday afternoon.

Salisbury (8-7, 3-5 CAC) jumped out to a 9-0 start midway through the first quarter and held the lead the rest of the way. The Sea Gulls held onto their nine point lead going into the second quarter, doubling up Southern Virginia (8-6, 2-6 CAC) 18-9.

The maroon and gold scored the first 11 points of the second quarter, pushing the lead to 20 points. Salisbury held the Knights to single digits for the second straight quarter, allowing just eight points taking a 38-17 lead into halftime. 

Despite allowing 24 points in the third quarter, the Sea Gulls still managed a 19 point lead going into the fourth quarter, leading the Knights 60-41.

Salisbury managed to close out the game in the fourth quarter by allowing just 11 points for the 18 point win.

Kaylyn French and Mary McDonagh paced the Sea Gulls with 15 points apiece, while Rachel Ryan posted a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

The teams shot a nearly identical percentage from the field, with Salisbury shooting 36.0 percent and the Knights shooting 36.8 percent. The Sea Gulls forced 28 turnovers in the game, which led to 27 points. 

Salisbury is back in action on Wednesday, January 17 against Wesley College. The Sea Gulls host the Wolverines at 5:30 p.m.

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