WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team bounced back from a tough loss on Thursday with a strong team effort in a 87-61 victory over North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) conference foe Penn St.-Berks here Saturday before an alumni filled audience in the Field House.
The teams traded leads several times in the first half, as the largest lead mounted by either team was only seven points. The second half saw Gallaudet University (13-11, 12-7 NEAC) pull away, outscoring Penn St.-Berks (4-20, 4-16 NEAC) by 22 points, 49-27, in the second half.
The Bison saw four players who finished with double-digit points and eight players who scored at least six points. Senior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) led the way as she filled up the stat sheet with a game-high 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists, a game-high four steals and a block in 29 minutes played. Sophomore guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) added 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals while sophomore guard Kori Koss (Green Bay, Wis.) contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Senior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) rounded out the double-digit club with 10 points, five assists and three steals.
Penn St.-Berks was led by senior Shanelle Koch who finished with a team-high 18 points, four rebounds, three assists. Senior Cassidy Schultz added 16 points, six rebounds and three assists. Freshman Deanna Daddona was the third Nittany Lion in double digits, scoring 14 points.
- Sophomore forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) scored seven points and collected a career-high 15 rebounds
- Sophomore guard Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) tied her career-high with seven points
- Senior forward Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) had seven points and nine rebounds
- Freshman forward Kelli Barnes (Hope Mills, N.C.) scored a career-high six points
- GU finished the game with a 58-26 scoring advantage inside the paint
- Gallaudet collected 61 rebounds, its second highest total in a game this season
- The Bison got 25 points from their bench
- Gallaudet scored 16 fast-break points
- GU's 87 points was its highest output in a game since Dec. 7, 2013 when GU beat Valley Forge 87-34
- All 11 Bison players saw valuable playing time on the court
- GU beat Penn St.-Berks, 65-58, on Jan. 29
- Today was the 20th annual Alumni Madness Day
Gallaudet will conclude its 2015-16 regular-season schedule tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 21) by honoring its seniors during Senior Day prior to tip-off against Cazenovia College (6-18, 2-15 NEAC) at 2 p.m. This game was originally scheduled for Jan. 23 but was postponed due to a snowstorm.