Harwood's threes lead Salisbury to 70-66 win against Frostburg State
SALISBURY, Md. – Three consecutive three-pointers from sophomore Tim Harwood helped the Salisbury University men's basketball team overcome a four-point deficit with just over eight minutes to play against Frostburg State University on Saturday as the Sea Gulls collected a 70-66 victory.
Salisbury (9-4, 2-2 Capital Athletic Conference) shot nearly 60 percent from beyond the arc, connecting on 9-of-16 from outside and sealed the victory with better than 77 percent shooting from the free throw line.
Frostburg State stretched its advantage to 48-44, the Bobcats' largest lead of the day, on a layup by Troy Dockett, two of his team-best 16 points, before Harwood lit it up from outside. Harwood connected on Salisbury's next possession to cut the edge to one point, off an assist from senior Devin Posey, one of his nine helpers in the contest.
After the Bobcats (6-8, 3-3 CAC) answered with a layup, Harwood buried another triple to tie the game, and his next shot from beyond the arc, with 6:22 remaining gave the Gulls a 53-52 edge and marked the final time the lead would change hands in the contest.
Harwood finished with a team-best 17 points to go with three rebounds in the game.
Consecutive two-for-two trips to the free throw line from seniors Mike Atkins and Mike Maczko would push Salisbury's lead to 57-52 and after the Bobcats cut the edge back to one, Maczko converted an old-fashioned three-point play, sparking a 7-2 run to put the game out of reach.
Maczko would finish with 16 points, including 8-of-9 shooting from the charity stripe, seven boards and three assists while Atkins added 13 points.
The Bobcats also saw Maurice Williams and Kwambina Coker finish in double figures scoring with 14 and 10, respectively.
Salisbury will hit the road for its next two CAC games, playing at Wesley College on Wednesday, Jan. 11 before traveling to York (Pa.) College next Saturday.