French nets career-high 25 points to lead women's basketball over Frostburg State

French nets career-high 25 points to lead women's basketball over Frostburg State

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team secured a crucial Capital Athletic Conference victory over visiting Frostburg State University on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Bobcats 60-46 behind a career-high 25 points from Kaylyn French.

French got Salisbury (12-9, 7-7 CAC) off to a strong start, scoring the first six points of the game and the Sea Gulls' first eight. French nearly outscored Frostburg State (10-11, 6-8) herself in the first quarter with 11 points, helping give the maroon and gold a 15-12 lead after one quarter.

French notched her fourth double-double of the season, tying a season-high with 14 rebounds to go along with her 25 points on 55.5 percent shooting.

The Sea Gulls shot 46.2 percent from the field in the second quarter and ended the period on an 8-2 run to take a 31-26 lead into halftime.

Salisbury built up a 10 point lead in the third quarter, holding the Bobcats to just four points before they scored eight points in the final 1:15 of the period, making it 40-38 at the end of three.

Paige Bryce was the only other Sea Gull to score in double figures with 10 points. Bryce tallied six points in the final frame to give the Sea Gulls an eight-point cushion in the fourth quarter, while French pushed the lead back to 10 with under a minute to go on a pair of free throws. The Sea Gulls, who connected on 12 free throws in the game, knocked down six in the final minute to secure the victory.

Salisbury was dominant inside throughout the game, outrebounding the Bobcats 49-32 and holding a 38-12 advantage in points in the paint. The Sea Gulls also created 19 turnovers, which led to 20 points going the other way.

Salisbury hits the road for three straight games, the first of which is at St. Mary's College of Maryland on Wednesday, February 7. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

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