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Gallaudet women's team improves shooting but drops contest against Wells

Gallaudet women's team improves shooting but drops contest against Wells

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team poured in 30 points in the second half as the Bison outscored Wells College 30-27 but came up short, 63-50, in Sunday's North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game at the Field House.

Gallaudet (3-10, 1-6 NEAC South Division) reached the 50-point plateau for the first time in five games in the second game of a four-game homestand. Freshman guard Claire Tucker (Middletown, Md.) came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points while sophomore guard Britny Latham (Cleveland, Tenn.) scored nine points, three assists. Freshman forward Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and added seven points and three steals. Sophomore guard Stephanie Weiss (Wellington, Fla.) made a return as she scored seven points for the buff and blue. The Bison bench outscored the Express 30-11.  

Wells sophomore guard/forward Ashley Roser secured her seventh double-double of the season as she led all scorers with 19 points and 16 rebounds and made a game-high five blocks and five steals. The Express (3-10, 1-4 NEAC North Division) won their first conference game of the season as they shot 45.9 percent from the field. Wells led 36-20 at halftime.

The Express had three players in double digits led by Roser and followed by freshman guard Jessilyn Artaho-Aki who scored 10 of her 14 points in the first half and made a game-high seven assists and six steals. Sophomore guard Kristen Ryan added 10 points in the win for Wells. The Express outscored the Bison 34-20 in the paint and scored 27 points off the 27 turnovers committed by the Bison.

Gallaudet continues the homestand on Wednesday, Jan. 18, against Penn St.-Harrisburg as the NEAC contest tips at 7 p.m.