Hackett scores 19 as SU falls at Delaware Valley, 72-60

Hackett scores 19 as SU falls at Delaware Valley, 72-60

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – Freshman Anna Hackett led three Sea Gulls in double figures with 19 points for the Salisbury University women's basketball team but Delaware Valley College pulled away for a 72-60 non-conference win on Monday.

Hackett was 8-for-13 from the floor with a game-high seven assists for Salisbury (7-7). Junior Nicole Sisco scored 11 points and added nine rebounds while senior Meghan Dunn recorded 10 points, seven boards, three assists and three steals.

Delaware Valley (10-5) used a 9-0 run over 4:56 late in the second half to put the game out of reach. With DVC up, 57-55, Jackie Shunkwiler hit a layup at the 6:13 mark and Grace Mirack completed a three-point play with 5:42 left.

Hackett responded with a three-point play of her own with 1:12 remaining to pull within 66-58, but SU got no closer.

Delaware Valley led by as many as 10 at 22-12 with 12:41 in the first half but Salisbury closed the half on a 10-2 run over the final 3:20 to go into the break down, 36-35. Sisco scored all 10 points in the spurt, including a three-point play, which gave the Sea Gulls 35-34 edge with 34 seconds left.

Hackett grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back up and in to give the Gulls a 37-36 edge on the first possession of the second half. Brenna Coll knocked down a free throw 54 seconds into the period and the game was tied four more times before Shunkwiler put Delaware Valley up for good with a three-point play with 12:10 left to make it a 49-46 game.

Emily Soper tallied a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds, pacing four Delaware Valley starters in double digits. Coll had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

SU hosts St. Mary's (Md.) College on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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