Defense stands tall for Sea Gulls on Coaches vs. Cancer night

Defense stands tall for Sea Gulls on Coaches vs. Cancer night

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's basketball team recorded a hard fought victory Wednesday on Coaches vs. Cancer night at the Maggs Center over Gallaudet University, 49-35.

The Sea Gulls controlled virtually every statistically category in this Capital Athletic Conference victory. The 35 points scored against Salisbury (9-13, 6-7 CAC) is the lowest total this season. The SU defense bothered Gallaudet (3-18, 0-14 CAC) for the majority of the game as the Bison committed 25 turnovers which led to 26 points for the Sea Gulls.

Salisbury led from start to finish as the maroon and gold took a 37-18 lead into halftime. SU's largest lead of the game was 22 with just under five minutes remaining on the clock in the first half.

SU received a balance offensive output from its starters and bench. The Sea Gulls were paced by junior Lindsay Martin's 10 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Salisbury's bench scored 26 points led by sophomore Shaniece Roseborough (eight points), freshman Lauren Crehan (seven points) and junior Marissa Manzo (six points, eight rebounds.

Gallaudet forward Brittainy Payne led the Bison with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in the loss, their fifth straight.

SU will close out its home regular-season schedule this Saturday on "Think Pink" and Senior Day at the Maggs Center against Villa Julie College at 2 p.m. Salisbury will pay tribute to its senior forward Christina Klamp before the game.

Fans are encouraged to wear something pink on Saturday to show support for breast cancer awareness. Salisbury will honor all attending breast cancer survivors at halftime of the women's basketball game. All the proceeds received through ticket sales and donations will be donated to Women Supporting Women.

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