LANCASTER, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team saw its three-game winning streak end at the hands of Lancaster Bible College, the first-place team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division, 87-60 here Saturday.
Gallaudet (9-7, 8-4 NEAC) was unable to keep up with the relentless Lancaster Bible (13-3, 10-1 NEAC) attack, getting outscored 43-24 in the second half. After Gallaudet shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, the Chargers turned up the pressure on defense and held the Bison to only 33.3 percent shooting in the second half. The Chargers were able to use their size inside, attacking often and ended the game with a 54-32 advantage in points scored inside the paint. Gallaudet also committed 24 turnovers, which LBC capitalized and turned into 27 points.
The Bison were led by senior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) who had a team-high 22 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals. Sophomore guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds and sophomore forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) was the only other Bison in double-digits with 10 points.
Lancaster Bible's Aubrey Folger scored 31 points on 13 of 16 shooting from the field and forward Shanice Smith recorded a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Junior Krissy Pennell added 16 points and dished out a game-high nine assists. With the victory, Lancaster Bible extended its winning streak to six games.
The Bison played a solid first 10 minutes of the game, coming away with a 24-18 lead by the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chargers used an 11-0 run to seize the lead from the Bison and continued to pull away throughout the second half. LBC led 44-36 at intermission.
- Senior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) scored nine points and had two assists
- Gage has scored 20 or more points for the third consecutive game and her 12th time this season
- Shysh has scored more than 10 points eight times this season
- Gallaudet held Lancaster Bible to a season-low 30 rebounds
- 11 Bison saw valuable playing time on the court
Gallaudet returns home for a conference game against Morrisville State College (11-6, 7-3 NEAC) on Monday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Field House. This game was originally scheduled for Jan. 24 but was postponed due to last week's snowstorm.