Brigham, French record double-doubles in 62-50 win at Wesley

Brigham, French record double-doubles in 62-50 win at Wesley

DOVER, Del. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team concluded its regular season road slate with a 62-50 Capital Athletic Conference victory over Wesley College on Wednesday night.

Both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first half, shooting below 30 percent from the field. Salisbury (14-10, 9-8 CAC) led Wesley by just two after the first quarter, 11-9. Courtney Brigham, who recorded the first double-double of her career with 16 points and 10 rebounds, scored six in the second quarter to give the Sea Gulls a 24-19 lead at halftime.

Mary McDonagh helped give the maroon and gold some breathing room in the third quarter, scoring eight of her game-high 19 points in the frame. McDonagh was responsible for all three of Salisbury's three-pointers while shooting 63.6 percent from the field.

Kaylyn French gave Salisbury a 54-43 lead on a layup midway through the fourth quarter, with the Sea Gulls holding a double-digit lead the rest of the way. French recorded her second straight double-double, and sixth of the season, with 10 points and 12 rebounds. French, who had 11 rebounds in the first half, helped Salisbury outrebound Wesley (5-19, 3-14 CAC) 50-36 on the night.

The Sea Gulls held Wesley to just 33.9 percent shooting from the field and 23.5 percent from beyond the arc while forcing 19 turnovers, including 11 steals.

Salisbury concludes the regular season at home on Saturday, February 17 against Southern Virginia University. The Sea Gulls will honor their three seniors before the 1 p.m. start.

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