WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team won it's first home game of the season, 77-49, here Tuesday night against Randolph College in the Field House. Senior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) recorded her first double-double of the season as she surpassed 30-points for the second time this year.
The offense flowed through Gage as she scored Gallaudet's first 10 points of the first quarter as the Bison led 10-5 by the 2:46 mark. Gage netted 24 of her 33 points in the first half as she made 11 of 17 field goals in 17 minutes. She finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, three assists and two blocks.
Sophomore guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) caught fire in the second half as she tallied 15 of her career-high 20 points. Shysh was 3 of 4 from 3-point range and grabbed five rebounds and passed out a career best five assists.
Gallaudet (2-2) outscored Randolph (0-7) in all four quarters and took a 34-25 lead into halftime.
The WildCats never regained momentum after the half as they fell behind in the third quarter by as many as 16 points and later trailed by as much as 29. Gallaudet broke open the game in the fourth quarter after Randolph cut the lead to 10, 48-38. The Bison went on a 22-4 run in a five-minute span. The backcourt duo of Gage and Shysh was too much for the WildCats to control as they scored 20 of GU's 22 points during that run.
Randolph was led by Rebecca Harvey off the bench with 10 points and five rebounds while Korin Harris grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the WildCats under the basket.
- Freshman Michaela Evans (Chattanooga,Tenn.) and senior Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) had nine and eight rebounds, respectively
- This is Gage's second 30-point game of her career, this season
- GU shot its highest free throw percentage this season 68.2 percent (15 of 22)
- Gallaudet scored 28 points off of 27 WildCat turnovers
- GU's largest lead was 29 points with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter
The Bison will next host the GU Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 11, as they tip things off at 4 p.m. against Trinity Washington University. Catholic University of America will face Delaware Valley University in the second game at 6 p.m.