Fortescue nets career-high 20 points in loss at Widener

Fortescue nets career-high 20 points in loss at Widener

CHESTER, Pa. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team fell to the Widener Pride on Thursday night, 63-57.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: Widener 63, Salisbury 57

Records: Widener (3-0) | Salisbury (1-2)

Location: Schwartz Athletic Center – Chester, Pa.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Sea Gulls held a slight 8-7 edge over the Pride through the first quarter of play. Kolby Brown and Lauren Fortescue each converted on three-pointer attempts for Salisbury while Courtney Brigham added a layup for the first basket of the game.
  • Widener rallied back in the second quarter to eventually take a 22-19 lead into the half. Amber Onyekwere led Salisbury in scoring in the frame with two field goals, including a three-pointer with just over a minute remaining to cut the deficit to only a point.
  • The baskets started falling for both teams in the third quarter, with the Pride holding on to its lead after three, 38-36. Fortescue scored eight points in the quarter, including two more three-pointers in the final three minutes.
  • Widener outscored Salisbury 25-21 in the final quarter behind nine points from Devan Rimmer. Fortescue kept rolling with seven more points in the frame while Onyekwere chipped in another six.

GAME NOTES

  • Lauren Fortescue was the top Salisbury scorer on the evening, tallying a career-high 20 points while shooting 54 percent (7-13) from the field and 57 percent (4-7) from beyond the arc. The sophomore also recorded a team-high five steals and three assists to go along two rebounds.
  • Amber Onyekwere also reached double-digits with 14 points to her name. 
  • Kaylee Otlowski scooped up a team-high 10 rebounds while Courtney Brigham collected another nine.

UP NEXT

  • The team will conclude its four-game road trip at the Rinso Marquette Tournament this weekend hosted by Lebanon Valley College. Salisbury will take on DeSales in its first game on Saturday, November 16 with tip-off set for 7 p.m.
  • Live Stats and video will be available during the contest.

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