Women’s Basketball Suffers Road Loss to Salisbury

By Daniel Whitehead

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Trailing by three with six minutes remaining in the first half, the Southern Virginia University women's basketball team allowed a 15-2 Salisbury University run to close the half as the Seagulls pulled away for a 67-31 victory Monday afternoon in Salisbury, Md.

Just two days removed from facing York (Pa.) over the weekend, the Knights (2-12) made the trek to the eastern shore of Maryland to make up for the game originally scheduled for Dec. 7.

The Seagulls (9-6) scored 33 points off the bench to the Knights' 11 and earned 16 offensive rebounds that led to14 second-chance points. Southern Virginia also had 32 turnovers in the game that Salisbury converted into 29 points in transition.

Sophomore Shannon Romito led the way for the Knights by scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and also had seven rebounds during the game. Center Crystal Cleveland earned six points to go with a team-high 11 rebounds as well as logging two assists and a steal.

Freshman guard Tatiana Monsen had five points with Shanteya Holder and Melynda Boren each pitching in four points.

The Seagulls were led by guard Sarah Seipp, who tallied 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting on the afternoon to go with three assists and three steals. Coming off the bench, Kelsey Verica and Alexis Perno each had eight points for Salisbury.

The Knights resume conference action Wednesday night with a game at Mary Washington. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Fredericksburg, Va.