Sea Gulls dominate first half to complete sweep of Mustangs

Sea Gulls dominate first half to complete sweep of Mustangs

STEVENSON, Md. - The Salisbury University women's basketball team celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday with a 61-48 road win over Capital Athletic Conference foe Stevenson University. The win is the fourth straight for the Sea Gulls, who have won seven of their last nine games, as they head into the final week of the regular season.

Salisbury (8-15, 8-6 CAC) trailed once in the game, albeit briefly in the first half, before the Sea Gulls pulled away from the Mustangs (5-18, 3-11 CAC). Stevenson took its only lead, 6-5, with 13:43 left before halftime. SU responded with a dominating 26-5 run to take a 31-11 lead into intermission.

The Sea Gulls were led offensively by reigning CAC Co-Player of the Week Kylie Hall. The junior forward recorded her eighth double-double for the season as she scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, both game-highs. Hall has reached double point figures in the past six games where she is averaging 16 points per game. Two other Gulls reached double figures as sophomore Chante McKinney scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds and has two assists and steals. Freshman Katharine Curran scored 10 points as junior Janay Johnson and freshman Meghan Dunn scored eight points each.

SU led throughout the second half even though Stevenson outscored the maroon and gold, 37-30. The Sea Gulls held a two rebound advantage over the Mustangs, 35-33. Stevenson was led by Qiana Coleman's 12 points. The win gives SU the clean sweep of Stevenson this season, who last met on January 19 where the Sea Gulls won at home 56-52.

Salisbury will close out the regular season at home this coming week. The Sea Gulls welcome Marymount (Va.) University to the Maggs Center on Wednesday, February 18, for a 6 p.m. CAC game on Coaches vs. Cancer night.  Salisbury will then host its "Pink Zone" game on Saturday, February 21, as the Sea Gulls host Hood College at 2 p.m. The first 100 fans will receive free Pink Zone t-shirts. SU is encouraging fans to wear something pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. More information can be found here: http://www.suseagulls.com/news/2008-09/coachesvcancerpinkzone

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