Men's basketball tops St. Mary's, 64-59 in CAC opener

Nov 30, 2016

The No. 19 Salisbury University men’s basketball team remained perfect on the 2016-17 season and earned a win in its first Capital Athletic Conference game on Wednesday night, topping St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 64-59. The Sea Gulls got a game-high 22 points from senior Wyatt Smith, with the forward coming on strong in the second half, after Salisbury found itself down by as many as six points. Smith scored 14 of Salisbury’s final 25 points and pulled down six rebounds. Salisbury struggled from three-point land, but this one from Justin Witmer pushed the Salisbury lead back to nine points with just over four minutes remaining in the game. Witmer finished with eight points in the game. Junior Barry Bratten had a big day off the bench for the Sea Gulls, playing 24 minutes and scoring 13 points in the game while hauling in six rebounds. Senior guard Adrien Straughn also came off the bench, scoring nine points along with three steals and four rebounds. Salisbury returns to CAC action on Saturday, December 3, traveling to Penn State-Harrisburg. That contest will tip off at 3 p.m.

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