LYNCHBURG, Va. – Gallaudet University had trailed for the majority of the second half before junior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) made two free throws to knot Wednesday's road women's basketball game, 36-36, with Randolph College with four minutes left in regulation. The Bison were unable to regain the lead as the WildCats went on a 15-5 run to close out the game and win 51-41.
Gage led the Bison (1-3) with 18 points, eight rebounds, two steals and one block in the loss. In the waning minutes of the game the Bison only made 2 of 7 shots and missed two free throws. Gage and fellow junior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) had a hand in all of the shots as the WildCats (4-1) scored seven points from the charity stripe.
Warren finished the game with eight points, six rebounds and two assists. Senior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) had a game-high 11 rebounds while freshman Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) scored six points and two steals off the bench.
GU used a 6-0 run in the first half to take its first lead, 14-10, after trailing 8-2 early in the game. The Bison held onto a four-point advantage, 22-18, as the teams went into halftime. Randolph outscored Gallaudet by 14, 33-19, in the second half.
Korin Harris led Randolph with 18 points and seven rebounds off the bench as the WildCat bench outscored Gallaudet's 27-9. Jensen Hoover (five rebounds) and Brie Holdren added eight points each. Randolph scored 19 points off 27 GU turnovers and held an 18-8 edge in the paint. The final points totals for both teams are the lowest for each team this season as both defenses held each offense in check.
GU will next return to the court on Friday, Dec. 5, for its annual Holiday Tournament at the Field House. The Bison tip-off the two-day tournament with a game against Valley Forge Christian College (1-4) at 4 p.m. Trinity Washington University will face Howard Community College in the other women's game at 2 p.m.