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UMW Basketball: Win lifts Eagles into tie for CAC lead

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sam Partonen posted a double–double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team to a 74–60 victory over host and Capital Athletic Conference rival Salisbury University Saturday.

The Eagles now are tied for the lead in the CAC standings with four other teams.

UMW had an 11 point halftime lead, but the Sea Gulls twice staged rallies to cut the deficit to one.

With a little over seven minutes remaining, Partonen scored eight of the Eagles’ next 10 points, to put UMW up by 11 with 2:17 remaining. The Eagles sank nine of 10 free throws down the stretch for the final tally.

Carol Dye had 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Howland added 10 points and five rebounds.

The Eagles (10–5, 2–1) host St. Mary’s College Wednesday at 6 p.m. in another CAC game.

    UMW 39 35 — 74

    Salisbury 28 32 — 60

    Scoring

    UMW (10–5, 2–1): Aby Diop 9, Carol Dye 12, Sam Partonen 17, Amanda Witmer 8, Erin Drumheller 1, Emily Piazza 0, Caitlin Ciniero 0, Claire Haeuptle 5, Caitie Geoghegan 4, Brieneke Matthes 8, Aubrey Howland 10, Amy Bowden 0. Totals: 27–54 13–17 74

    Salisbury (7–7, 2–1): Katie McGahagan 10, Julia McLaughlin 12, Becca Himes 0, Maggie King 13, Anna Hackett 14, Kayla Toole 0, Kelsey Verica 0, Alexis Perno 0, Courtney McManus 9, Kathy Albornoz 2, Aleisha Hobbs 2. Totals: 18–63 18–22 60.

    Halftime: UMW 39, Salisbury 28. Three-point goals: UMW 7 (Partonen 3, Matthes 2, Witmer, Haeuptle). Salisbury 6 (McManus 3, King 2, McGahagan). Rebounds: UMW 44 (Partonen 10). Salisbury 31 (McGahagan 5, Hobbs 5).

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The Eagles battled back from an 18-point halftime deficit before falling to the host Sea Gulls Saturday.

Taylor Johnson scored 17 points to lead UMW.

UMW (7–8, 1–3 CAC) hosts ninth-ranked St. Mary’s College Wednesday at 8 p.m.

    UMW 29 44 — 73

    Salisbury 33 46 — 79

    Scoring

    UMW (7–8, 1–3): Sean Armstrong 14, Dom Morra 1, Dylan Fairenet 4, Taylor Johnson 17, Bradley Riester 13, Lamonte Fields 8, E.J. Willis 5, Jamie Richardon 2, Conrad Etchi 0, John Yoxthimer 2, Antonio Ortega 7, Marcellus Holley 0. Totals: 25–56 16–21 73

    Salisbury (12–4, 3–0): Trent Epps 5, Chris Viqueira 29, Dylan Robeson 8, Travon Vann 13, Tim Harwood 13, Elijah Gore 9, Connor Strickland 2, Craig Ryan 0, Ryan Miller 0, Kyle Savercool 0. Totals: 19–42, 28–35 79.

    Halftime: Salisbury 33–29. Three-point goals: UMW 7 (Johnson 3, Riester 2, Willis Ortega). Salisbury 13 (Viqueira 7, Gore 3, Robeson 2, Harwood). Rebounds: UMW 29 (Armstrong 9). Sailisbury 28 (Vann 9).

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