Saints end Sea Gulls' bid for three straight

SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury University had its two-game winning streak snapped on Saturday afternoon to the hands of Marymount (Va.) University, 61-52, at the Maggs Center in Capital Athletic Conference women's basketball action.

The Sea Gulls (6-10, 3-4 CAC) led the majority of the first half before the Saints (13-2, 6-1 CAC) went on a 10-3 run over the final four minutes to take a 34-28 lead into halftime.

Marymount led by as much as 13 in the second half but Salisbury continued to chip away at the lead. SU had the lead down to single digits twice in the final three minutes. Junior Lindsay Martin drained a three-pointer with 1:11 left in the game to cut the Saint lead to seven, 59-52. Marymount tacked on two free throws to close out the game.

SU was led by junior Monica Merkel's 18 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Martin was the other Sea Gull in double figures as she scored 12, grabbed seven rebounds and had six assists and two steals. The Sea Gulls scored 20 points off 20 Saint turnovers.

Marymount had four players in double digits led by forward Kathleen Brown (17 points) and followed by Kathryn Wilson (13), Terell White (12) and Meredith Levison (10).

Salisbury will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday, January 23, as the Sea Gulls host Hood College at 5:30 p.m.

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