Balanced Attack Leads UMW Women's Basketball Past Salisbury, 74-52

Junior guard Rachel Martin (Annandale, Va., Bishop Ireton) scored 21 points to lead four Eagles in double figures as the University of Mary Washington women's basketball team to a 74-52 win over Salisbury University in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at goolrick Gymnasium. Junior guard Katie Wimmer (Vienna, Va., James Madison) scored 18, sophomore center Carol Dye (Springfield, Va., Lake Braddock) scored 14, and junior guard Jenna McRae (Springfield, Va., Annandale) added a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

The Eagles sprinted out to a 40-21 halftime advantage, shooting 43% from the floor while limiting Salisbury to 28% in the opening 20 minutes. The Eagles used a 15-4 run to extend its lead from 23-14 to 38-18 with 3:38 left in the half as the catalyst for the 40-21 halftime advantage.

In the second half, UMW shot 46% to keep the lead at 20-plus points. The Eagles caused 18 Sea Gull turnovers. Freshman Aby Diop (Springfield, Va., Annandale) added 10 rebounds for UMW. Salisbury was led by Glen Charlton's 14 points.

Mary Washington will return to action on Saturday when they visit York College at 4:00 p.m. for another CAC contest.