MORRISTOWN, N.J. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team avenged an earlier conference loss this season as the Bison handed College of St. Elizabeth its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss, 78-66, on Sunday afternoon.
Junior Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) scored a career-high 28 points as she made 8 of 14 shots from the field, including 3 of 5 from three-point range and was near perfect from the free-throw line (9-for-10). Gage added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Gallaudet (4-6, 3-3 NEAC) led for the majority of the first half before the Eagles (5-4,4-1 NEAC) made two shots in the final 30 seconds to take a 31-28 lead into intermission. The Bison scored the first 10 points of the second half, in a three-minute span, and never looked back en route to the 12-point win.
The Bison lost 66-59 at the Field House to St. Elizabeth back on Nov. 22.
Senior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) had a solid all-around game with 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Freshman Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) came off the bench to score 10 points, four rebounds and two steals. Junior Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) and senior Alexa Justus (Forks, Wash.) added eight points each while Justus pulled down eight rebounds.
St. Elizabeth was led offensively by Alexandria Garcia's 15 points as she made three three-pointers. Danesha Triplett and Ashley Pledger scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, in the loss.
GU returns home where it will host SUNY Cobleskill (1-5, 0-2 NEAC) on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. in a conference game. The Bison defeated the Fighting Tigers, 64-60 in overtime, last season.