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Time expires on Gallaudet's comeback bid

Gallaudet men's basketball guard Preston Kelly dribbles an orange basketball towards two defenders on the left of the photo.

READING, Pa. - The Gallaudet University men's basketball ran out of time here Wednesday night and lost to Penn St.-Berks, 82-81, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division game.

Gallaudet (3-14, 3-6 NEAC) led comfortably for the majority of the first half and took a 43-37 lead into intermission. The Bison continued to hold the lead over Penn St.-Berks (2-15, 2-7 NEAC) in the second half until the Nittany Lions took the lead for good at the 5:55 mark.

Sophomore guard Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) recorded a career best 31 points as he made 10 of 17 shots, including a perfect 6-for-6 from 3-point range. He added seven rebounds, eight assists and seven steals.

Junior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) added 14 points and five rebounds while junior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.) and freshman guard Corey Smith (Miami, Fla.) added 10 points each.

Penn St.-Berks had four players in double figures led by forward Latrell Carroll's 21-point, 12-rebound game.


  • Gallaudet split the season series with Penn St.-Berks
  • The Bison defeated the Nittany Lions 104-100 in double overtime on Dec. 1
  • GU is still searching for its first road win of the season

GU will travel to Morrisville State College this Saturday, Jan. 26, to take on the Mustangs (13-3, 8-0 NEAC) at 3 p.m.