Hackett leads SU, reaches No. 10 in scoring in win over Frostburg

Hackett leads SU, reaches No. 10 in scoring in win over Frostburg

FROSTBURG, Md. - The Salisbury University women's basketball team ended its regular season on Saturday, defeating Frostburg State University, 75-52, to finish the season 17-8 and 12-4 in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Junior guard Anna Hackett continued her climb through the Salisbury scoring leaders, passing former Sea Gulls Sandy Jankevicius and Jen Boone to claim the No. 10 spot with 1,212 career points; she led all scorers with 22 in the game to reach the mark.

The Bobcats jumped out to a quick 6-2 advantage, but Hackett made a layup to start a 9-0 run to get SU an 11-6 lead. Freshman guard Lauren Rothfeld hit a three and a layup to score five points in the stretch.

Salisbury continued to push the lead, as sophomore forward Julia McLaughlin added two layups to put the Gulls ahead, 21-12.

After an 8-2 run, Frostburg cut the Sea Gulls' lead to 23-20, but a jumper from junior forward Melanie Mocniak sparked a 23-9 run that ended the half.

Hackett led the stretch, scoring nine points, including a three-pointer to end the half with 17 points; junior guard Sarah Seipp netted eight points in the run, as the duo led Salisbury to a 46-29 halftime lead.

At the break, Salisbury was shooting 51.5 percent from the floor and was outrebounding the Bobcats, 24-14.

The Sea Gull offense stayed hot, opening the second half on a 12-6 run, capped by back-to-back threes from Hackett and senior guard Kelsey Verica.

Led by six points from Seipp and five points each from Hackett and Verica in the second half, the Gulls continued to grow their lead and take the game.

Seipp finished second on the team with 16 points and registered a double-double with 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Kathy Albornoz tied Seipp for the team-high 10 rebounds.

Salisbury now looks forward to the CAC tournament, which starts on Tuesday. The Sea Gulls will host St. Mary's College of Maryland, as they have earned a first-round home game as the No. 3 seed; the time of the game is to be announced.

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