Posted: Feb 12, 2021
SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team cruised to a 78-60 victory on Friday over the Lancaster Bible Chargers.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both teams struggled to hit their shots in the early going. Salisbury managed to find its footing in the middle parts of the first but when Johnny Fierstein made a driving layup on a pick-and-roll play, it gave SU a 27-17 lead over LBC with just over 5:30 left in the first half.
- After Lancaster Bible answered on the other end with a three, Salisbury got out on a 15-5 run which was highlighted by back-to-back threes by Gary Briddell and Jordan Oates to push the lead up to 42-26 heading to halftime.
- The run continued through the start of the second half as Oates opened the half with back-to-back threes to stretch the Salisbury lead out to 48-26 two minutes into the stanza.
- The Salisbury lead grew to as much as 27 points in the final frame as SU capped off its long flurry with a pair of Oates free throws to push the advantage up to 63-36 with 8:41 left in the game.
- Buckets in the final three minutes of the game by Jeb Williams and Davion Ralph helped the Sea Gulls close out the Chargers.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Jordan Oates led all scorers with a season-high 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 6-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe.
- Jasiah Perry and Gary Briddell each registered with double figures with 12 points apiece. Perry tied a game-high with eight rebounds while Briddell notched four boards, two assists and two steals.
- Johnny Fierstein corralled eight rebounds along with seven points and five assists.
- Off the bench, Paul Garcia netted nine points on four field goals.
- Brandon Craig chipped in with four rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals.
- Ryan Marshall pulled down five rebounds.
- Salisbury shot 43.1 percent (28-65) from the field and 39.3 percent (11-28) from three.
- Salisbury controlled the rim with eight blocks.
LANCASTER BIBLE GAME NOTES
- 16 different Chargers saw time in the game.
- Lancaster Bible tallied 42 bench points, led by Grant Sareyka and Jordan Praylow who each tallied nine points.
- Lancaster Bible and Salisbury were tied in the rebounding category with 41 boards.
- The Chargers were held to 33.3 percent (20-60) shooting.