SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team cruised past Route 13 rival Wesley College at home on Wednesday evening, 79-36.
Final Score: Salisbury 79, Wesley 36
Records: Salisbury (3-4) | Wesley (2-4)
Location: Maggs Physical Activities Center – Salisbury, Md.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Sea Gulls jumped out to a commanding 25-9 lead in the first quarter behind Kaylee Otlowski's 10 points. It began with a Jada Welbon three-pointer kicking off an early 15-7 Salisbury run in the first five minutes. The final five minutes of the period consisted of another 12-2 Sea Gull run that began with an Emily Dilger layup and ended with a pair of Amber Onyekwere free throws. As a team, Salisbury shot 10-for-13 (76.9%) from the field while holding the Wolverines to only 4-for-15 (26.7%).
- The maroon and gold kept adding to its lead in the second quarter. The Wolverines began the frame with a Megan Shacklock three-pointer just under a minute in, but a 13-2 Salisbury run over the next six minutes that featured three-pointers from both Kolby Brown and Kylie Webb. Wesley scored the next five points but an Abby Wilkinson four-point play in which she drew a foul on her made three-point attempt ended the half with Salisbury up 42-19.
- The third quarter began with a 10-4 Salisbury run over the first five minutes that featured six points from Onyekwere. The Sea Gulls then held Wesley to only one more point the rest of the quarter while building its lead to 63-24 with a quarter still to play.
- Despite the game already being all but decided, Wesley showed up and had its best quarter of the night, scoring 12 points from six different players. The Wolverines went on an early 6-0 run over the first three minutes. However, a Lauren Fortescue three-pointer kicked off a 16-6 run featuring another Brown triple that would close the game and hand Salisbury the 79-36 victory.
- Kaylee Otlowski led the team with 20 points and six assists while adding nine rebounds. Abby Wilkinson finished second on the team with nine points.
- Emily Dilger pulled in a team-high 11 rebounds to go along with eight points, four assists, and two steals.
- Salisbury shot 31-for-79 (44.3%) from the field and 9-for-25 (36.0%) from three-point range while holding Wesley to only 29.8 percent from the field and 18.2 percent from long range.
- Salisbury also dominated on the glass, pulling in 50 rebounds while holding Wesley to only 27 on the night. The Sea Gulls also forced the Wolverines into 25 turnovers while limiting themselves to only 16.
- The team returns to action on Tuesday, December 3 when it travels to Washington, D.C. to take on the Catholic University Cardinals beginning at 6 p.m.
- Live stats will be available during the game.