ABINGTON, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team continued its winning streak with a 55-41 road victory against Penn St.-Abington in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game Wednesday night.
The Bison (3-3, 3-0 NEAC), who have won three straight, were able to take control of the game early and maintain momentum to drop the Nittany Lions (1-4, 0-2 NEAC). After Penn St.-Abington evened the score at 2-2 early in the first half, the Bison scored 17 unanswered points, taking a 19-2 lead. The Nittany Lions mounted a comeback before halftime, scoring 10 straight points before GU fired back with a 9-0 run as it took a 28-13 lead into intermission.
Despite the Bison widening the gap to 50-27 in the second half, the Nittany Lions would not quit as they scored 14 straight points bringing the score to 50-41 with a minute left in the game. GU was able to maintain its lead and close out the game.
Gallaudet was led offensively by junior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) and freshman forward Isabella Hasty (Fort Worth, Texas) as they both scored a team-high 14 points. Hasty added 10 rebounds as she recorded her first double-double of the season. Senior guard Britny Latham (Cleveland, Tenn.) recorded 13 points of her own as well as five steals. Senior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) was a force in the paint as she recorded 13 rebounds in her first game for the Bison.
Penn St.-Abington was led by Jessica Schmidt who scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds after playing a game-high 38 minutes for the Nittany Lions.
The Bison look to add to their three-game win streak as they return home this weekend to host the annual GU Holiday Tournament. The team welcomes Lehman College, Trinity Washington University and Valley Forge Christian College to campus for the two-day event beginning Friday Dec. 6. The Bison take on Lehman in their first game at 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The consolation and championship games will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7.
NOTE: Senior Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) was unable to attend tonight's game due to a prior academic obligation