ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team traveled to Marymount (Va.) University on Wednesday evening, falling to the Saints, 56-46.
The Sea Gulls (4-1) got off to a rocky start, allowing the Saints (5-2) to score the first 15 points of the game. The aggressive Marymount defense locked in on its opponent for the first 7:43 of play before a Courtney Brigham layup broke the scoring drought.
The teams kept pace with one another for the next six minutes of play, with the Saints maintaining a double-digit lead. A Megan Konig three-pointer kicked off a 13-5 Salisbury run with under seven minutes to go in the first half that cut Marymount's lead down to seven points with 24 seconds remaining. An Aiden Philips three-pointer with nine seconds left pushed the Saints to a 31-21 lead that carried into halftime.
Marymount jumped out to a fast start again in the third quarter, going on a 14-4 run over the first six minutes to push its lead to a game-high 20 points, at 45-25.
Trailing by 17 with under five minutes remaining in the game, Konig hit a jump shot that spurred a 12-3 run for the Sea Gulls, but it wasn't enough for the maroon and gold, as it fell to the Saints, 56-46 for its first loss of the season.
Konig led Salisbury with 12 points, while Kaylyn French pulled in a team-high seven rebounds.
The team returns to action on Saturday, December 1 when it opens up conference play on the road against St. Mary's College of Maryland. Opening tip is set for 2 p.m.