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Salisbury girls defeat Dragons for 18th straight win

Staff report

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s girls woke up from a first-half slumber, scored 30 points in the third quarter and went on to rout West Davidson, 73-49, in CCC action here Tuesday night.

The Hornets, trailing at halftime, 28-26, exploded in the third quarter behind junior guard Maria Capito, who scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the period.

The win was Salisbury’s 18th straight after a season-opening loss. The Hornets are 9-0 in the CCC, alone in first place. West Davidson falls to 11-11 and 4-5.

“Our girls really picked it up in the third quarter,” said Salisbury coach Lakai Brice. “We didn’t shoot well in the first half and West Davidson did. But in the third quarter, we got our press going and that led to some easy baskets. And Capito got hot with her shooting, too.”

Sophomore post player Bryanna Troutman had an outstanding game, but not just by scoring 15 points. The six-footer had a complete game, with nine rebounds, eight steals, seven blocks and six assists.

“Troutman passed the ball very well,” added Brice. “She was drawing the double-team down low and she kicked it out for open shots for the others.”

Senior guard Tyzarea Alexander scored 17 points to follow Capito, who drilled three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Freshman guard Anayia Fulson scored 16 points for the Hornets.

Salisbury outscored the Dragons in the second half, 47-21. The Hornets also connected on 17-of-22 free throws.

West Davidson was led by 6-0 post player Mary Nebrich with 13 points. Karlie Cook added 11.

WEST DAVIDSON (49) — Grant 2, Saintsing 2, Conrad 3, Sink 6, Rabon 2, Cook 11, Nebrich 13, Sharpe 4, Lowe 4, Surratt 4.

SALISBURY (73) — Phifer 1, Capito 22, Troutman 15, Alexander 17, Fulson 16, M. Glenn 2, J. Glenn, Daniels, Wilson, Oats, Williams.

W. Davidson    14    14    11    10 — 49

Salisbury          17      9    30    17 — 73

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