Gulls fall to King's, 76-69

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Salisbury University women's basketball team dropped its second straight game on the road in the Marymount (Va.) tournament in Arlington, Va., against King's (Pa.) College on Saturday by the score of 76-69.

Salisbury (0-2) trailed the entire first half and with 12:46 left in the second half the Sea Gulls took their first lead of the ball game, 48-46. King's (1-1) answered immediately and regained the lead with 10:39 left in regulation. SU could not mount another comeback as it could not pull closer than three points en route to the seven-point defeat.

The Gulls were led by sophomore Janay Johnson who recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes of action. Salisbury also received double-digit outputs from juniors Lindsey Martin (16 points) and Monica Merkel (11 points).

SU struggled with its shooting as it shot 28-for-73 (35.9 percent) from the field and 4-for-21 (19 percent) from three-point range while only making nine of its 17 free throw attempts.

King's was led by Jenna Palumbo who poured in 31 points on 7-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc. King's starters Lauren Kendra and Kaitlyn Fiorino both combined for 26 points and 16 rebounds.

The Sea Gulls forced 21 turnovers and outrebounded King's, 49-33, but could not capitalize on the opportunities.

Salisbury returns to action tomorrow Sunday, November 18, as they play in a consolation game vs. Geneseo at 9:30 a.m.

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