Sea Gulls Rally for 68-62 Win Over Shoremen

Marshall Scores 18 Points in Loss for Shoremen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Salisbury University overcame a 16-point first-half deficit en route to a 68-62 win over host Washington College in a non-conference men's basketball game tonight inside Cain Athletic Center.

Salisbury 68, Washington College 62

How It Happened
- The Sea Gulls held an early 6-2 lead before the Shoremen went on a 24-4 run to take a 26-10 lead on a Dallas Marshall lay-up with 6:49 to play in the first half. The Shoremen scored 16 unanswered points during that run, holding Salisbury off the scoreboard for a span of 8:49. 
- Salisbury closed the half on a 13-2 run as Mike Ward beat the buzzer with a three-pointer to pull the Sea Gulls to within five at 35-30. 
- The Sea Gulls continued their hot play to open the second half, scoring the first six points of the period for a 36-35 lead on a lay-up by Ward with 16:46 on the clock. An Alec Lewis three and a Marshall jumper but the Shoremen back in front, 40-36, but the Sea Gulls responded with seven straight points for a 43-40 lead on a fast-break lay-up by Gary Briddell with 13:23 showing.
- Those seven straight points kickstarted a 17-4 spurt for Salisbury, who built a 51-44 advantage on a Briddell free throw with 8:39 left. Washington got back to within a possession when Marshall scored, was fouled, and knocked down the free throw with 4:58 left to set the score at 56-53, but Johnny Fierstein sank two free throws for Salisbury 18 seconds later to extend the lead back to two possessions.
- The next time the Shoremen got back to within one possession was when Tray Wright sank two free throws for the Shoremen with 42.4 seconds left to trim the margin to three at 64-61. Blair Davis sank the first of two free throws on the other end for Salisbury with 37.9 seconds to go for a 65-61 lead. Wright then made one of two for the Shoremen with 30.8 seconds remaining to get the Shoremen back to within three at 65-62. The Shoremen were whistled for an intentional foul on the next trip. Briddell made both free throws with 26.5 seconds to go, but the Sea Gulls were called for an illegal screen on the ensuing inbounds to give the ball back to Washington. A Wright three was off the mark for the Shoremen and Briddell grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He hit the second of two free throws with 9.7 seconds left for the final 68-62 margin.

For the Shoremen (3-3)
- Marshall (18 points); Lewis (12 points); Daniel Brown (9 points, 11 rebounds); Wright (5 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds)
- The Shoremen shot 40.4% from the field, 4-for-12 from the three-point line, and 16-for-34 at the foul line. Washington was just 8-for-22 from the free-throw line in the second half. 

For Salisbury (5-0)
- Ward (19 points, 6 rebounds); Davis (13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists); Chase Kumor (8 points, 3 steals)
- The Sea Gulls shot 41.8% from the field, 4-for-22 from three-point range, and 18-for-31 at the free-throw line. Salisbury also held a 43-38 rebounding advantage.

Notes
- Marshall was named the Chestertown McDonald's Shoremen Player of the Game.

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