Salisbury takes fourth straight with 65-34 win against Wesley

Salisbury takes fourth straight with 65-34 win against Wesley

SALISBURY, Md. – Freshman Anna Hackett scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Salisbury University women's basketball team past Route 13 rival Wesley College, 65-34, Saturday evening at Maggs Physical Activities Center.

Hackett also had a career-high nine rebounds and dished out three assists as the Sea Gulls (11-7, 8-2 Capital Athletic Conference) extended their season-high winning streak to four games.

The Sea Gulls started out the game with an 11-0 run and never looked back. Hackett scored the game's opening bucket and added a three-pointer two minutes later. Her jumper with 15:29 left in the half capped the run.

SU extended the lead to 24-6 with eight minutes left in the first period and went into the locker room up 30-14. Senior Milan Dry added six of her eight points in the first half, as did fellow senior Meghan Dunn.

After trading early baskets to open the second half, Salisbury distanced itself further from Wesley with a 13-0 run that spanned four minutes, starting at the 16-minute mark. Junior Nicole Sisco scored the final four points of the spurt on a pair of free throws and added a jumper to put Salisbury up 47-19.

Freshman Courtney McManus had a career-high six points, going 2-for-5 from behind the three-point line. Classmate Alexis Perno also set a career mark with three rebounds in the contest.

The 34 points scored by Wesley (4-14, 2-8 CAC) was the fewest points allowed by the SU women's team since allowing 25 to Gallaudet University on Feb. 3, 2008. The Sea Gulls held Wesley to 22 percent shooting from the field for the game.

Junior Katie McGahagan chipped in eight points and pulled down a team-high 10 boards for SU.

Salisbury will next be in action at Maggs Physical Activities Center on Wednesday, Feb. 1, hosting Marymount (Va.) University. A win would clinch a CAC playoff appearance for the Sea Gulls. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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