MORRISTOWN, N.J. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team dropped its first road game, 83-70, here Saturday against College of St. Elizabeth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener for both teams.
Gallaudet (0-2, 0-1 NEAC) was led by senior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.), who scored a game-high 28 points as she made 11 of 24 shots from the field and added six assists, five steals and four rebounds in the 13-point loss.
Three different Bison finished in double figures including senior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) and freshman Lawjen Ashmore (Fairbanks, Alaska) who scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, along with Gage.
St. Elizabeth (1-2, 1-0 NEAC) had four players in double figures led by Jasmine Poole's 21 points off the bench to go with nine rebounds and seven assists.
Gallaudet led after the first quarter, 18-13, as it outscored the Eagles 13-3 in the final four minutes of play. St. Elizabeth bounced back in the second quarter and took a 41-35 lead into halftime.
- Sophomore Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) added nine points and five rebounds
- Senior Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) saw her first minutes of the season and scored seven points
- Sophomore Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.), a volleyball standout, made her women's basketball debut and scored three points, all on foul shots.
- The Bison held a 42-40 edge in the paint
- Gallaudet scored 20 points off 16 St. Elizabeth turnovers
- GU scored six fast break points
- The Eagles outrebounded the Bison by one, 51-50
- The game was tied eight times and saw five lead changes
- St. Elizabeth led for over 30 minutes
- The Eagles' bench scored 40 of their 83 points
The Bison remain on the road this weekend and next travel to Williamsport, Pa., to face Penn College (1-2, 1-0 NEAC) tomorrow (Sunday, Dec. 6) for a 2 p.m. conference game.