The Andre Foreman era and the most successful season of coach Ward Lambert's 22 years at Salisbury Stite came to a close Saturday night.
The Sea Gulls were inconsolable for a few minutes after vi(iting Jersey City State knocked them off, 97-83, in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals, but then they began to savor the accomplishments attained by a program that never had been mentioned among the nation's small-college elite. Of the 17 men's teams in Maryland affiliated with the NCAA, Salisbury State was the only one still playing Saturday.
"They're aren't too many 28-2 teams in the nation," said Lambert, sucking on an orange and still able to smile after Saturday's season-ending setback. "We would have liked to gone a little further, but I'm pleased with the season. I only wish that more people had seen Andre [Foreman] play. I'll probably only get one like him in my career. Obviously, he's really going to je missed."