Sea Gulls Stop Shorewomen, 60-45

Sea Gulls Stop Shorewomen, 60-45

Grundy Totals Game-High 19 Points

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Salisbury got a double-double of a team-high 16 points and a game-best 10 rebounds from Julia McLaughlin on its way to a 60-45 win over host Washington College on Saturday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference women's basketball game.  The Sea Gulls improve to 7-1, while the Shorewomen drop to 2-5. 

Salisbury 60 Washington College 45

How It Happened
-With the score tied at 5-5 with 7:39 left in the first quarter following a three-pointer by Washington's Ali Grundy, the Sea Gulls went on a 16-1 run to close out the first and led 21-6 after 10 minutes.  Lauren Rothfeld put the guests ahead for good with 7:16 to go in the first at 7-5 and Morgan Grubb capped the flurry with two free throws with 29 ticks left.
-The Sea Gulls had 12-0 edge in points off of turnovers in the first quarter.
-The two teams played to a 7-7 second quarter with Salisbury ahead 28-13 at halftime.
-The Shorewomen scored the first nine points of the third quarter to cut the Salisbury lead to 28-22.  A free throw by Jordan Weir trimmed the Salisbury lead to 28-22 with 6:15, which including the final two points of the second quarter gave WC an 11-0 run.
-Salisbury outscored WC 16-9 the rest of the quarter and got a buzzer beating triple from McLaughlin as she drained it from about 28 feet to take a 44-31 lead into the fourth.
-The Sea Gulls pushed their lead to as many as 22 points at 60-38 with 3:16 to go in the fourth quarter on a Megan Konig fast-break jumper.  The Shorewomen scored the final seven points of the game to round out the scoring.

For the Shorewomen (2-5)
-Grundy (game-best 19 points), Weir and Emily Thiemann (six rebounds), Alexis Krahling (three steals)
-Washington shot 23% (11-for-47) from the floor, 28% (5-for-18) from three-point range and 62% (18-for-29) from the foul line.
-Turned it over 16 times.

For Salisbury (7-1)
-McLaughlin (16 points, 10 rebounds and game-highs of seven assists and five steals), Rothfeld (11 points, nine boards and three steals)
-The Sea Gulls shot 34% (21-for-61) from the field, 33% (2-for-6) from behind the arc and 76% (16-for-21) from the free throw stripe.
-Outscored Washington in points in the paint (32-12), points off of turnovers (26-18), second-chance points (13-9), transition points (6-0) and bench points (18-10).
-Committed 20 turnovers/

Notes
-Krahling has a pair of three steal games this season, both coming at the Cain Athletic Center as she also had three pilfers versus Bryn Mawr last Thursday.
-The all-time series is now tied 2-2.

Up Next
12/19 @ St. Mary's (Md.) – 2:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
-Washington won last year 59-46 and have won the last two.
-St. Mary's (Md.) leads the all-time series 5-4.