CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – In five days the Gallaudet University women's basketball team has put together a three-game win streak, the longest of the season, as the Bison were victorious, 64-57, over Wilson College on the road Wednesday night in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.
Gallaudet (8-15, 6-11 NEAC South Division) is closing out its 2011-12 season strong as the Bison will take their win streak into the last game of the year this Sunday, Feb. 19, at Penn St.-Berks (9-13, 8-8 NEAC South). GU won the previous meeting 85-55 on Dec. 11, 2011.
The Bison didn't lead the entire game as the buff and blue trailed 17-10 midway through the first half before GU went on a 23-4 run to close out the first frame. Gallaudet led 33-21 at halftime.
Sophomore guard Stephanie Weiss (Wellington, Fla.) set a new career-high with 21 points as she made 5 of 11 shots from three-point range to lead the Bison. Freshman forward Arlene Ngalle (Washington, D.C.) came off the bench to score 15 points while fellow freshman forward Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) netted 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Wilson (2-19, 2-14 NEAC South) had three players in double figures led by Tara Fields' 20 points. Vanessa Whitfield recorded a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 19 rebounds to go with seven assists and two steals. Ashlee Yealy added 18 points and seven rebounds in the loss.
GU swept the season series against Wilson as the Bison won 53-40 at the Field House back on Jan. 31.