Sea Gulls Spoil Opener For Shoremen, 94-62

Sea Gulls Spoil Opener For Shoremen, 94-62

Schmelzer Scores 12 Points For WC, Winterburn Tallies 11, While Allen and Marshall Net 10

SALISBURY, Md. – Host Salisbury never trailed on its way to a 94-62 win over visiting Washington College on Wednesday night in a non-conference men's basketball game at the Maggs Physical Activities Center.  It was the season opener for both teams. 

Salisbury 94 Washington College 62

How It Happened
- The Sea Gulls scored the game's first nine points to take a 9-0 lead 3:11 into the game on a Jordan Brooks layup. 
- Salisbury took an 18-7 lead with 14:07 left in the first half on a Chris Barcikowski three-pointer. 
- Down 21-10 with 11:46 to go in the first stanza, Washington would go on a 9-2 run to cut the Salisbury lead to 23-19 with 7:06 left in the half on two free throws by Tas Dixon
- However, Salisbury would answer with 10 straight points to take a 33-19 lead with 4:09 to go in the first half on a bucket by Al Leder.  The Sea Gulls took their biggest lead of the half at 39-23 with 1:45 left in the first on a Gary Briddell lay-in.
- The Shoremen would score the final six points of the first half to reduce the Salisbury lead to 10 at halftime.
- The hosts scored 18 of the first 22 points of the second half to take a 57-33 lead with 14:31 remaining in the game on a James Foley triple.  The closest the Shoremen would come the rest of the way was 21 points.

For The Shoremen (0-1)
- Nick Schmelzer (12 points), Mike Winterburn (11 points), Austin Allen (10 points), Dallas Marshall (10 points and team-high five rebounds).
- The Shoremen shot 29% (14-for-49) from the floor, 35% (7-for-20) from three-point range and 77% (27-for-35) from the foul line. 
- Washington had 17 turnovers in the contest. 

For Salisbury (1-0)
- Barcikowski (game-best 19 points), Jordan Brooks (17 points), Leder (12 points), Foley (11 points), Johnson Ogunyoye (contest-highs of 11 rebounds and four blocks).
- The Sea Gulls shot 48% (34-for-71) from the floor, 39% (12-for-31) from three-point range and 64% (14-for-22) from the free throw stripe. 
- Salisbury outscored Washington 20-3 in second-chance points, 20-16 in points off of turnovers, 38-14 in points in the paint, 14-2 in transition points and 43-28 in bench points.
- The Sea Gulls had 13 turnovers in the game, while outrebounding the Shoremen, 51-35.

Notes

- The Shoremen's 27 free throw makes tonight was more than in any game for WC in 2016-17.  Last season the most free throws Washington made in a game was 23 versus Haverford on December 9, 2016.

Up Next
11/19 @ Goucher – 2:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
- First meeting between the two teams since a 75-73 Washington win in 2011-12.