Video: Women's basketball vs. Va. Wesleyan
The Salisbury University women’s basketball team opened its season against the Virginia Wesleyan University Marlins on Wednesday evening at Maggs Physical Activities Center. The Sea Gulls got off to a slow start in the first quarter, missing their first five attempts from the floor, but a Megan Konig layup three minutes in broke the barrier to give Salisbury its first points of the season. After trailing for much of the first half, a three-pointer by Lauren Fortescue with just under five minutes to go tied things up at 15 all. The Sea Gulls would never again trail in the game. A third quarter outburst by the Sea Gulls lead to 26 unanswered points and doubled the team’s score from the first half. The Marlins were held scoreless for an entire quarter and the game was put out of reach. Kaylyn French led the charge for the maroon and gold, scoring 14 points in the game to go along with seven rebounds. Jada Welbon led all Sea Gulls with three assists on the evening, while Kaylee Otlowski’s eight rebounds marked a team high. Salisbury went on to defeat Virginia Wesleyan, 53-28 and earn its first victory of the season. The team returns to action on Friday, November 16 when it travels to face off against Albright College on day one of the Gwynedd-Mercy Tournament. Opening tip is set for 8 p.m.