Salem State Edges Endicott, 48-44

Kaleigh Putnam dribbles the ball.

SALEM, Mass. — The Vikings slipped past the Gulls, 48-44, thanks to an offensive outburst in the second half at the Twohig Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.

Both teams kept things close throughout the entire game, with the Gulls holding a slight 11-9 edge after the first quarter. Endicott stretched the lead to 22-14 at the half. 

The Vikings went on a 13-0 run to open the third quarter. The remainder of the contest saw several ties and lead changes but ultimately the Vikings took the lead with just over 8 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and hung on to secure the 48-44 victory.

Emily Pratt (Gardner, Mass.) led the Gulls with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Lexi Gellerman (West Hartford, Conn.) also recorded nine rebounds. Kaleigh Putnam (Wallingford, Conn.) recorded a team-leading three blocks. 

For the Vikings, Kia Fernandes (Wareham, Mass.) recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. Gianna Moschella (Peabody, Mass.) posted 10 points and 10 rebounds.


  • The Vikings hold the series lead 11-5 over the Gulls.
  • Salem State outshot the Gulls from the free throw line, with the Vikings going 15-27 and the Gulls going 5-9.
  • Fernandes and Moschella both registered double-doubles for the Vikings.


Endicott (4-4) hosts Husson on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 PM. Salem State (2-7) welcomes Eastern Connecticut State for a 3 PM game on Saturday, Dec. 29. 

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)