Last-second bucket drops Sea Gulls against St. Mary's
SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team dropped a close Capital Athletic Conference contest Wednesday night, 61-60, to St. Mary's (Md.) College of Maryland as the Seahawks came up with the game-winning bucket with less than two seconds remaining on the clock.
Salisbury (8-14, 5-8 CAC) took its last lead of the game with seven seconds remaining. Junior KC Curran inbounded the ball from just in front of her own bench and hit sophomore Katie McGahagan with a lob pass on a back cut to the rim. McGahagan laid the ball in for a 60-59 Sea Gull lead.
The lead would only last a few seconds. After a Salisbury foul, the Seahawks (11-11, 7-7 CAC) would take the ball out near center court. The inbound pass went to Jamie Roberts in the front court. Roberts drove the right side of the lane, and tossed up a scoop shot through a pair of Salisbury defenders.
The ball bounced on the rim, and fell through with 1.7 seconds left for the last of seven lead changes in the game. Roberts finished with a game-high 20 points.
Neither team was able to pull away at any point in the contest. The largest lead of the game for St. Mary's came in the first half, when the Seahawks led by nine. Salisbury's biggest advantage came after a Curran three-pointer with 14:50 left in the game gave the Gulls a 43-36 lead.
Curran finished with nine points to go with a team-high four assists. Sophomore Nicole Sisco had one of her best days in a Sea Gull uniform, scoring 18 points and pulling down 14 rebounds, one off of her career high. Sisco also swatted five St. Mary's shots, which matches her career-high. The double-double was Sisco's third of the season and sixth of her career.
The Sea Gulls will play their final regular season home game Saturday afternoon when they host Frostburg State University. It will mark the final regular season contest at Maggs Physical Activities Center for senior Chante' McKinney, who will be honored before the game. It will also be Salisbury's WBCA Pink Zone game of the 2010-11 season.