MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team saw a second half rally fall short as they lost to the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division leaders Penn. St.- Harrisburg, 60-48, on the road Wednesday night. Trailing 37-21 at halftime, Gallaudet's defense stiffened up and the offense started making shots to outscore Penn. St.-Harrisburg 27-23 in the second half.
Gallaudet's (5-15, 3-11 NEAC South Division) defense held Penn. St.-Harrisburg (15-6, 13-1 NEAC South) to 35.7 percent shooting in the second half after it shot 51.6 percent in the opening 20 minutes of the game. The Bison defense held the Nittany Lions scoreless from behind the three-point line in the second half and 20 percent for the game.
Arlene Ngalle (Washington, D.C.) scored a team-high 20 points, a new career best, and was 10 of 14 from the field. Ngalle also pulled in five rebounds and added one steal to add to her outstanding performance. Stephanie Weiss (Wellington, Fla.) contributed 11 points and hauled in four rebounds for the Bison.
Amanda Moyer led Penn St.-Harrisburg with a double-double, 17 points and 10 rebounds, as teammate Monet Cunningham scored 12. The victory is the tenth in a row for the Nittany Lions.
GU will host its annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association "Play 4Kay" game vs. College of St. Elizabeth this Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. Students and fans are encouraged to wear something pink to show their support of breast cancer awareness.