SAN JUAN, P.R. – The Salisbury University women's basketball team dropped a heartbreaker in its first contest at the San Juan Shootout, 54-53, against the State University of New York at Oneonta, Saturday afternoon at the Mario Morales Coliseum.
Junior Anna Hackett led the Sea Gull attack with 24 points, including the final seven Salisbury (4-4) points. The Germantown, Md., native scored a team-high 24 points, on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists.
With 30 seconds remaining in the contest, Hackett nailed a three-pointer to tie the score at 51-51. Following a steal by freshman Lauren Rothfeld, Hackett came down the court and was fouled. Hackett hit both of her free throws, giving the Sea Gulls a 53-51 lead with three seconds remaining. The Red Dragons drove the length of the court and Alyshia Crawford hit a three-pointer to give Oneonta (6-2) the comeback win.
Salisbury hitt on 31.9 percent of its attempts in the contest, compared to 38.9 percent for the Red Dragons.
Junior Becca Himes was the only other Sea Gull in double digits, netting 10 points in the contest.
Salisbury outrebounded the Red Dragons 43-41 in the contest, with Hackett and sophomore Julia McLaughlin each grabbing seven rebounds.
Salisbury will be back in action tomorrow at the San Juan Shootout, taking on Montclair State University. That contest is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.