First-place Marymount takes control in final quarter to top Salisbury

First-place Marymount takes control in final quarter to top Salisbury

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday night against first-place Marymount (Va.) University. The Sea Gulls battled back-and-forth with the Saints for three quarters before the hosts ran away in the final quarter, defeating Salisbury 64-45.

Salisbury (10-8, 5-6 CAC) managed just seven points in the first quarter and trailed by the same amount at the end of the period. After storming back to make the score 25-24 with 2:33 left in the second quarter, Marymount (16-2, 11-0 CAC) added a field goal and two free throws to take a 29-24 lead into the break. The slim halftime lead for the Saints was in large part due to the Sea Gulls defense that forced 17 Marymount turnovers in the opening 20 minutes of action.

The Saints extended their lead to 10 at the end of three quarters and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way to secure the victory. Marymount turned the ball over just seven times in the second half while forcing 31 Salisbury turnovers throughout the game.

Salisbury was outrebounded 33-29 in the game, the first time in 10 games that had occurred, with the last also coming against Marymount.

Kaylyn French was the only Sea Gull to score in double-figures, finishing with 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds. French tied a career-high with six steals and added two assists.

Salisbury is back home for three straight games, the first of which is against the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m.

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