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GU bench helps to lead the way in blowout win

GU bench helps to lead the way in blowout win

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team tallied their fourth straight win Wednesday night against North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent Wilson College, 76-24, in the Field House.

Every player in uniform for the Bison (7-6, 6-3 NEAC) played a minimum of seven minutes and contributed to Gallaudet's 76 points. As a team, the Bison played a tough defensive game, forcing Wilson (1-10, 0-8 NEAC) to have 30 turnovers which resulted in 28 points for the Bison. The Bison coaches went to the bench early and often as the GU reserves scored 40 points.

The Bison were led by senior guard Alexa Justus (Forks, Wash.), who scored a season-high 13 points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists. She was followed by sophomore guard Juliana Apfel (Tucson, Ariz.) who scored a career-high 11 points and had six rebounds. Freshman guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, a career-high. Junior forward Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) recorded double-digit points (10) for the first time as a Bison, grabbed six rebounds and passed out four assists. Senior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) had a nice all-around game with nine points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists. Junior Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) netted eight points, six steals, four assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes played.

This is the largest margin of victory (52 points) the Bison have recorded this season and second highest point total the Bison have scored. Gallaudet recorded some other impressive team statistics as the team shot a season best from the field (49.3 percent) as well as most assists (22) and steals (22) in a game.

Wilson's Morgan Wonders scored a team best nine points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

The Bison will look to add to their win streak this weekend as they head to New York. GU will face Cazenovia College (5-7, 3-2 NEAC) on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Bison defeated the Wildcats, 64-51, last season.