READING, Pa. – The Gallaudet University men's basketball team surpassed 100 points for the second time in the past three games as the Bison routed Penn St.-Berks, 107-79, on the road Friday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division contest. The victory ups Gallaudet's win streak to seven games dating back to Jan. 7.
GU (10-5, 7-2 NEAC) built on its 14-point halftime lead, 52-38, with a 55-point second half as all 14 players in uniform saw action in the team-oriented win.
Senior guard Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.) poured in a season-high 29 points in 33 minutes as he made 9 of 15 shots from the field and was 8 of 10 from the free throw line. Gordon is now 12 points away from reaching 1,000 career points.
Junior center Joshua McGriff (Somerset, N.J.) recorded his sixth double-double of the season, second straight, as he recorded 12 points, 14 rebounds and made a season best five blocks. Junior guard Raymond Nelson (Riverside, Calif.) scored 16 points off the bench and passed out a game-high seven assists to go with five rebounds and four steals. Senior forward Brandon Holsworth (Beal City, Mich.) was the fourth Bison to reach double figures as he netted 11 points.
The Bison started the second half on a 15-2 run, in just over four minutes, to put the game out of reach up 67-40.
The Nittany Lions (6-10, 6-4 NEAC) were led by Baba Waples' 35 points off the bench as he made 10 of 28 shots to go with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Forward Joel Ellison added 17 points and six rebounds while Michael Aldridge brought down a team best 12 boards.
- Freshmen Jake Bonheyo (Frederick, Md.) and Giovanni Maucere (Riverside, Calif.) scored four points, new career highs
- The Bison gathered a season-high 56 rebounds
- Gallaudet scored 24 points off second-chance opportunities
- GU had a season-high in both free throws made (35) and free throws attempted (57)
- The game saw four lead changes and one tie in the first half
Gallaudet will complete the second leg of its two-game Pennsylvania road trip tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 30) at 3 p.m. with a highly anticipated conference matchup against undefeated Lancaster Bible College (16-0, 9-0 NEAC), who is currently ranked No. 18 in Division III. The Chargers lead the NEAC in scoring offense (98.3 points per game) while the Bison are the top-ranked defense in the conference only surrendering 65.5 points per game.