Men's basketball tops 100 points, defeats Goucher to remain unbeaten

Men's basketball tops 100 points, defeats Goucher to remain unbeaten

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team collected its sixth straight win to open the 2018-19 season, topping Goucher College on Wednesday night at Maggs Physical Activities Center, 101-71.

It marked the first 100-point effort by the program since a 126-122 five-overtime game against Marymount (Va.) University during the 2006-07 season.

The Sea Gulls (6-0) jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first two minutes of the game, with James Foley scoring five of the points.

The Gophers (1-5) were able to cut the Salisbury lead to one point twice in the opening half, but were unable to tie the game at any point.

Foley scored six consecutive points as part of a 16-4 run over five minutes to push the lead to 13 with just under five minutes to play in the opening half. Gary Briddell led a late 12-2 run, scoring 10 points in the final three minutes of the period to give Salisbury its largest lead of the game, at 21 points, just before halftime as the Sea Gulls held a 52-34 lead at the break.

Briddell and Foley led the way at halftime. Briddell had 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the floor – including four three-pointers – and Foley scored 15 points in the first 20 minutes of play.

Salisbury continued to roll in the second half, stretching the lead to 24 points two minutes into the second half, punctuated by a Foley dunk.

Another Foley dunk, with 10 minutes left, pushed his point total to a season high in the game. He finished with 21 on the night to go with nine rebounds.

The Salisbury lead advanced past 30 points, 86-55, on a Terrance Williams three-pointer from the left wing, with just under eight minutes to play. The bucket marked the first points of Williams' career.

Briddell scored 18 in the game as six Sea Gulls finished in double figures. Johnny Fierstein scored a dozen while Blair Davis, Chase Kumor, and Mike Ward each scored 11. Fierstein also registered a career-best seven assists in the contest.

The Sea Gulls begin Capital Athletic Conference play on Saturday, December 1, traveling to St. Mary's College of Maryland. The contest is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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