News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
SALISBURY, Md. – A second half rally from the Salisbury Sea Gulls (14-5, 4-4 CAC) upended the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team (7-12, 1-7 CAC) 97-77 Saturday (Jan. 26) afternoon in CAC action. The Seahawks held a 51-44 lead at half before the Sea Gulls rallied in the second half.
St. Mary’s – 77, Salisbury – 97
How It Happened
- The first half of action between the Seahawks and Sea Gulls was an exciting offensive shootout. St. Mary’s shot 58.6 percent from the field, while Salisbury shot 51.7 percent. Additionally, both squads found success from beyond the three-point arch with St. Mary’s shooting 53.8 percent and Salisbury shooting 62.5 percent from three.
- Tied at seven in the first half, the Seahawks strung together five-straight points for a 12-7 lead.Jordan Alstonstarted the run with a made three-pointer andPhil Newsomefollowed with two made free throws. With 5:21 remaining in the half, the Seahawks trailed by one, but finished the period strong. St. Mary’s doubled Salisbury’s point total in the final five minutes, outscoring the Sea Gulls 16-8.Justin Milsteadcapped the impressive end to the half with a long range three-ball, giving the Seahawks a 51-44 lead.
- Salisbury wasted little time to retake the lead in the second half, capturing a 54-53 advantage over St. Mary’s at the 16:51 mark. Once they grabbed the lead, the Sea Gulls never gave it up and continued to separate themselves from the Seahawks for the remainder of the half.
Inside the Box Score
- Spencer Schultzled the Seahawks with 15 points and eight rebounds.
- Three other Seahawks reached double digits in the game.Milsteadfinished with 11 points, whileDarick KernsandMatt Ayoubaccounted for 10 points each.Kernsalso finished with two blocks on the night.
- Gary Briddellled all scorers in the game with 25 points off the bench.Blair Davisfinished with a double-double, knocking down 21 points and gathering 10 rebounds.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Jan. 30 vs. Christopher Newport (16-3, 6-2 CAC) – MPOBARC Arena – Capital Athletic Conference game – 8:00 p.m.