Dominating Post Presence Leads Men's Basketball to Victory

Dominating Post Presence Leads Men's Basketball to Victory

SALISBURY, Md. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's basketball team hopped back into the win column as the team knocked off Salisbury University, 78-64, Tuesday evening on the road. With the win, the Marlins improve to 4-1 on the year while the Sea Gulls move to 3-4.

The first half saw some close action as the Marlins largest lead of six came in the first minutes. Only three VWU players scored through the first half, including 15 from Tim Fisher, 10 from Tyree Golston and eight from Percy Burt. The 33 points were good enough to maintain the lead though as the Marlins were up 33-30 at the intermission.

The second half felt much like the first as the Marlins were unable to take any type of substantial lead. With just under eight minutes left in regulation though, the Marlins began to pull away as their paint presence could not be matched by the Sea Gulls.

Dominating the paint were Fisher and Burt who both ended with double-doubles. Fisher dropped a career-high 29 points while collecting a season-high 15 boards. Aiding him in the process was Burt who's 12 points and 13 rebounds were both season highs.

Golston also chipped in as he finished with 15 points as well as five dimes. 

Men's basketball returns to action at 2 p.m. on Sunday as the team opens up ODAC play with a home battle against Ferrum