MORRISTOWN, N.J. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team lost 66-34 to the College of Saint Elizabeth here Saturday afternoon in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest.
Gallaudet (2-10, 2-6 NEAC) was held to a season low 21.2 shooting percentage from the field (14 of 66) and didn't record a 3-point shot for only the second time this season. Saint Elizabeth (8-5, 6-2 NEAC) limited Gallaudet to only 11 first-half points, a new season low, as the Eagles led by 20 points at halftime, 31-11.
Freshman guard Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) led the Bison with 15 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Smith has recorded double-digit point totals in every game this season. Junior forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) added eight points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Saint Elizabeth was led by Deja Ingram's double-double (18 points, 13 rebounds) to go with three assists and three steals. The Eagles had 11 different players play 12 or more minutes and 10 of them recorded points. Saint Elizabeth's bench finished with 36 points.
- Junior guard Kori Koss (Delavan, Wis.) scored five points, grabbed six rebounds, three steals and passed out three assists
- Junior forward Lawjen Ashmore (Fairbanks, Alaska) was held scoreless for only the second time this season as she fouled out after recording 21 minutes
- GU sophomore forward Kelli Barnes (Hope Mills, N.C.) had a hard time against the Eagle defense as she only scored two points
- The Eagles doubled up the Bison 36-18 in points scored in the paint
- Saint Elizabeth scored 22 points off 28 Bison turnovers
- The Eagles scored 31 points on second chance opportunities
- The Bison drop the season series to Saint Elizabeth, the Eagles won 56-45 in D.C. last week
- GU's 34 points scored ties a season low when the Bison began the 2016-17 campaign with a 66-34 loss to Union (N.Y.)
The Bison remain on the road and will travel over to Williamsport, Pa., tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 15) to complete the season series with Penn College. GU defeated the Wildcats (2-10, 1-6 NEAC) 72-36 last weekend in D.C.