Sea Gulls top Bobcats in regular season finale

Sea Gulls top Bobcats in regular season finale

FROSTBURG, Md. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team wrapped up its regular season on the road on Saturday afternoon, defeating Capital Athletic Conference opponent Frostburg State University, 51-47.

Kylie Webb got things going for the Sea Gulls (16-9, 8-6 CAC) by converting a layup for the first score of the game, while the defense came on strong by out-rebounding the Bobcats (15-9, 7-7 CAC) 15-11 in the opening 10 minutes of play. At the end of the first quarter, Salisbury led Frostburg State, 11-6.

The second quarter played out similarly to the first, with the Sea Gulls out-rebounding, 13-10, and out-scoring their opponent, 12-7 to take a 23-13 halftime lead. Webb led the first-half charge for Salisbury, scoring eight points, including two triples.

The Bobcats started to roll offensively in the second half, with Victoria Diggs leading the charge with 15 points. They outscored the Sea Gulls in each of the final two quarters while cutting their deficit to as little as two with only eight seconds remaining in the game. However, Megan Konig sunk both of her free throws on the ensuing foul to seal the Salisbury win.

Konig had a team-high 15 points, while Webb added another 12. Courtney Brigham and Rachel Ryan led all Sea Gulls with eight rebounds apiece, while Amber Onyekwere and Jada Welbon tied the team high in assists with three each.

The win, along with a 73-56 York College of Pennsylvania loss to the University of Mary Washington, locks up the third seed for the Sea Gulls in next week's CAC tournament. The team will host the sixth-seeded York in the opening round on Tuesday, February 19 at Maggs Physical Activities center. The start time for the contest is to be determined.