SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak, and in the process picked up its first home win of the season, with a 92-80 victory over Frostburg State University, Saturday afternoon at Maggs Physical Activities Center.
It was a career day for a trio of Sea Gulls, with senior Dominic Milburn, and freshmen Gordon Jeter and Charles Porter each setting new career-high point totals in the contest. Porter led the Salisbury (5-9, 2-5 CAC) attack with 23 points, with Jeter adding 18 and Milburn 17.
Jeter had an all-around strong contest, also setting a new career benchmark with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Salisbury controlled the contest by attacking the rim, which resulted in 26 points in the paint and 39 free throws attempted in the contest. The Sea Gulls made the most of their opportunities, hitting 33 of those attempts (84.6 percent). Frostburg (1-14, 0-7 CAC) went to the line 14 times in the contest, making six of those tries.
The two teams battled back and forth in the first half, with Salisbury pulling ahead by 11 points, the largest lead of the first half, when Jeter put home a rebound with 2:40 remaining. The Sea Gulls took a 36-27 advantage into the halftime break.
Salisbury pushed its game-high lead to 21 with 7:42 remaining in the contest when junior Chris Viqueira hit a three-pointer. The Bobcats were able to salt away the Salisbury lead, but the Sea Gulls were able to hit their free throws down the stretch, holding on for a 12-point victory.
Porter tied his career-high with four assists to go along with his game-high in points.
James Peters led all scorers with 34 points, hitting 13-of-25 field goal attempts, including 7-for-12 from beyond the three-point line. His seven threes tied a Frostburg school record.
Salisbury has a quick turnaround time for its next contest, as the Sea Gulls welcome Southern Virginia University to the Eastern Shore on Monday at 3 p.m. The two teams were scheduled to play on Dec. 7 but the game was postponed.