ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team (7-14, 2-4 CAC) hosted the Salisbury University Sea Gulls (9-12, 3-3 CAC) on Saturday (Feb. 1) afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Seahawks were downed by the Sea Gulls by a final score of 84-80.
St. Mary's College - 80, Salisbury - 84
How It Happened
Trailing 8-3, the Seahawks strung together their largest scoring streak of the game with seven consecutive points at the 15:21 mark of the opening half. Gary Grant, Miles Gillette, and Dee Barnes scored to capture a 10-8 Seahawk lead. Minutes later, a made jumper from Gillette and made free throw from Jack Foley gave the Seahawks a 24-20 lead, their largest of the game. The Sea Gulls battled back and took a 37-35 lead into the locker rooms.
In a highly competitive second half, the Seahawks grabbed their largest lead of the half with 16:21 remaining when Barnes drained a jumper for a 45-43 Seahawks lead. Next, the Sea Gulls stole the momentum with eight unanswered points at the 13:49 mark to capture a nine point lead. Moments later, Salisbury extended their lead to 13 with just over 12 minutes to play.
With under two minutes remaining in regulation, the Sea Gulls held an eight point lead over the Seahawks. St. Mary's College closed the gap with six straight points to cut the Salisbury lead to two with 20 second remaining. Gillette highlighted the run with a clutch three-pointer to bring the Seahawks within two. The Seahawks resorted to fouling with short time remaining and couldn't pull off the comeback.
Inside the Box Score
Gillette led the Seahawks on the offensive end with 26 points and on the glass with six rebounds. In addition, Gillette led St. Mary's College with four steals. Tryllian Young also collected six rebounds in the contest. Barnes tallied 19 points, while Grant finished with 12, respectively.
Mike Ward led Salisbury with 22 points.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Feb. 5 vs. Christopher Newport | 7:00 p.m. | MPOBARC Arena
Facebook: StMarysAthletics | Instagram: @smcseahawks, @smcm_mbb
Twitter: @smcseahawks, @SMCM_MBB | Hashtags: #SweepTheSheds, #GoHawks