WASHINGTON – For the past six games the Gallaudet University women's basketball team has created a pattern where they win a game and then lose the next game. The pattern continued on Saturday in the Field House as the Bison lost to Keuka College, 52-42.
Gallaudet (10-9, 9-6 NEAC) had rough first half as it trailed by 18 points, 34-16, at the half but the Bison made adjustments and came out with new energy and fire. The Bison played smart and made the shots they needed as they went on a 17-4 run to cut into Keuka's lead midway through the second half down 40-33. Though the Bison fought hard, they were never able to get closer than seven points of the Wolfpack (5-11, 4-7 NEAC).
The Bison offense was led by junior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.), who scored 22 points to go with six rebounds and three steals. Senior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) played strong in the post as she pulled down 10 rebounds and chipped in three points, two steals and two assists. Senior guard Alexa Justus (Forks, Wash.) added five points, four rebounds and three assists.
Keuka was led by Brittany Hadley (five rebounds, five assists) and Katie Stuart (six rebounds) who scored 19 and 17 points, respectively, in the win.
The Bison took an early 4-0 lead in the game after junior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) made two lay-ups in less than a minute before the Wolfpack took a shot. The Bison were up 9-6, five minutes into the game, before Stuart made one of her two three-pointers to knot the game at nine. Keuka took off from there with an 11-2 run and never looked back.
GU outrebounded Keuka by eight, 40-32, but the Wolfpack scored 21 points off the 21 Bison turnovers. The Wolfpack shot 45.7 percent from the field (21 of 46) while GU was limited to 28.8 percent (15 of 52).
As much as the Bison want to get out of their current winning and losing pattern, and create a winning streak, they hope tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 8) follows suit with the pattern as GU host Wells College (6-10, 5-6 NEAC) at 1 p.m.
Sunday marks Pink Day, in the "Play 4Kay" breast cancer awareness initiative, Kid's Day (activities begin at noon in the Field House lobby) and Senior Day. Gallaudet University and the Athletics Department encourage you to come dressed in pink as well as come honor the senior basketball players in their last home regular-season game of the year.