Sea Gulls survive overtime at Marymount

Sea Gulls survive overtime at Marymount

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team kept its strong start to the year going, scoring a 67-65 overtime victory at Marymount (Va.) University on Wednesday night.

The Sea Gulls (8-0) met the Saints in a non-conference capacity for the first time in more than 30 years, with Marymount leaving the Capital Athletic Conference to join the Atlantic East Conference.

Down five at the break on Wednesday, the Sea Gulls opened the second half on a 10-1 run to take a 39-35 lead just five minutes into the period. Salisbury held the lead for the next 10 minutes, opening the advantage to six points on a Lucas Martin three-pointer midway through the half.

A Martin layup put Salisbury ahead by a point with less than a minute to play, but the Saints (6-3) tied the game at 60-60 with a late free throw, taking the contest to overtime.

In the extra period, Mike Ward and Gary Briddell combined to score all seven of the team's points, as the Salisbury defense held Marymount to 2-for-6 shooting in overtime.

Martin scored a career-high 15 points in the victory to go with five rebounds. Ward scored a dozen while Chase Kumor had 10. Johnny Fierstein just missed a double-double, finishing with nine rebounds and nine points, as well as three assists.

Salisbury returns to action on Sunday, December 9, hosting Wesley College. The game is scheduled to tip at 4 p.m., with a holiday offering to Sea Gull Nation of no admission being charged for the game.

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