MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team closed out its regular season schedule with a 61-46 road win over Morrisville State College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game on Friday night.
The win gives Gallaudet (14-11, 11-5 NEAC) its third win in a row, marking their fourth three-game winning streak this season.
Gallaudet struck first, scoring the games first points. From there, the two teams traded shots with each other, with the game staying within two points for much of the first half. The Bison were knotted up with Morrisville St. at 14 with 13 minutes left before halftime. In the last seven minutes, the Bison were able to gain the advantage, heading into halftime with a four-point lead, 23-19.
Gallaudet carried the momentum into the second half as it continued to hold off the Mustangs (6-19, 3-13 NEAC). With 4:27 left in the game, the Bison held a 10-point lead over the Mustangs. In the remaining time, Gallaudet was able to safely put the game away as it outscored Morrisville St. 11-6 to secure the 15-point win.
The Bison were led by senior forward Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.), who posted a double-double with her game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds, in addition to four assists, two steals and two blocks. Behind her was senior guard Stephanie Weiss (Wellington, Fla.) with 13 points and three assists. Junior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) was the third Bison to reach double digits. as she recorded a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds to go with three steals and three assists.
The Mustangs had two players reach double digits. Maura Conlon, came off of the bench, to lead the team with 12 points and three rebounds while Jennel Paul added 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Gallaudet will next head into the NEAC tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 25, as the Bison host College of St. Elizabeth in the first round at 7 p.m. in the Field House.