ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's basketball claimed its first win of the season Wednesday night with a 67-60 road victory over Capital Athletic Conference foe St. Mary's (Md.) College. SU had four players reach career-high totals, in various offensive categories, as all seven Sea Gulls scored four or more points in the victory.
Salisbury (1-11, 1-2 CAC) was led by freshman guard Katharine Curran who was unflappable from three-point range (5-for-9) en route to a career-high 20 points to go with two steals. Fellow freshman Meghan Dunn registered a career-high 14 points and added four rebounds as the Sea Gulls snapped an 11-game losing streak to begin the season. Junior forward Kylie Hall registered her second straight double-double, third this season, as she scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Janay Johnson was also strong upfront for the maroon and gold as she ripped down 13 rebounds, which ties her career best, to go with seven points and two blocks. Sophomore guard Chante McKinney reached career-high marks in rebounds (10) and assists (nine) as she just missed a double-double. Freshman Glen Charlton (seven points, five rebounds) and sophomore Kelsey Netter (four points, five rebounds) combined to total 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Gulls.
The Sea Gulls went on an 18-4 run late in the first half behind a combination of strong shooting from the floor and great defense to give SU a 14-point lead with 2:37 left before the break. St. Mary's (2-8, 1-2 CAC) answered and cut the Sea Gull lead to five, 31-26, as the two teams went into halftime.
SU determined to leave with the win went on a 12-6 run in the final four minutes to secure the victory over Seahawks. The Sea Gulls outrebounded the Seahawks 54-36 as the Gulls shot 39.4 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from three-point range. Salisbury's bench outscored St. Mary's lone substitute 18-0. The Seahawks were paced by Jamie Roberts who scored a game-high 19 points while teammate Tiara Hurte got a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Sea Gulls look to continue their winning ways when they travel to York, Pa., on Saturday, January 10, to face the Spartans for a 4 p.m. conference game. This will be the second time Salisbury and York have faced each other this season.