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Marshall Signs 5-9 Guard From Piketon, OH

Marshall Signs 5-9 Guard From Piketon, OH


Huntington, WV (April 17, 2000) -- Marshall University's head women's basketball coach Juliene Simpson announced today that Cassie Hackworth, a 5-9 guard from Piketon, OH, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Marshall next season.

Hackworth averaged 32 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and five assists per game as a senior at Piketon High School. Hackworth also connected on 82% of her free throw attempts and 45% from the field for the Lady Redstreaks. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the Ohio versus Kentucky All-Star game that was played on April 7th at Shawnee State University. She also participated in the Ohio North-South All-Star game, held on April 9th at Otterbein College.

"Cassie will be a strong addition to our running game as well as being able to score in our half court offense," said Simpson. "She will provide much needed height at the guard position. Her ability to play the point and the two guard spot will be critical for us. Her scoring and numbers are impressive, but when you see that she averaged six steals, 11 rebounds and five assists per game, then you know that she is a complete player.

Hackworth joins Latae Cooley as signees for the 2000-01 season. Marshall finished the 1999-00 season with an overall record of 8-20 and a 2-14 mark in the Mid-American Conference and returns five starters for next season.