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First-place Keuka too strong in the post against Gallaudet

First-place Keuka too strong in the post against Gallaudet

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team continues to search for its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win of the season after the Bison suffered a 65-51 conference loss Saturday on the road against Keuka College.

Gallaudet (2-11, 0-6 NEAC South Division) fell behind early and trailed throughout as the teams went into halftime with the Storm up 43-21. The Bison were able to outscore the Storm in the second half, 30-22, but it was not enough to overcome the first half deficit.

Senior forward Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) led the Bison with 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Sophomore guard Claire Tucker (Middletown, Md.) added 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in the loss.

Keuka (7-2, 4-1 NEAC North) was led by Jessica Bandrowski's 22 points, 12 of which came from 3-pointers, grabbed six rebounds and passed out three assists. Danielle Gravel made 8-of-19 shots from the field for 17 points and came up with six steals while teammate Erica Pendrak added 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Storm outscored Gallaudet 23-6 on second chance opportunities, held a 28-8 advantage in the paint and outrebounded the Bison by 14, 51-37. The win moves the Storm into first place of the NEAC North Division ahead of SUNYIT and Wells College.

The Bison remain in upstate New York to face Wells (4-8, 3-1 NEAC North) tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 13) at noon in another NEAC contest.