AURORA, N.Y. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team lost 67-54 on the road Saturday as they traveled to New York to face North Eastern Athletic Conference foe Wells College at the Farenthold Athletic Wing. Junior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) led the way, off the bench, as she posted her fifth double-double of the season with a team best 13 points and 15 rebounds to go with four steals and two blocks.
Despite a slow start for both teams, the Bison (8-10, 5-4 NEAC) played a strong first half against the Express (11-7, 6-3 NEAC). With the score knotted at 14 at the 9:32 mark, the Bison pushed ahead of the Express, to go up five points, 26-21, with 1:36 left in the half. GU's plan to take momentum into halftime was erased by six consecutive points by Wells as the Express led by one at intermission.
Through the first five minutes of the second half, the Express maintained their lead until senior guard Stephanie Weiss (Wellington, Fla.) nailed a 3-point shot to tie things up at 37. GU junior Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) made the next layup to give Gallaudet its final lead of the game, 39-37, at the 13:20 mark. Wells quickly tied it as Ashley Roser scored two of her 23 points en route to her 75th double-double of her career. She grabbed 18 rebounds, tallied five assists, four blocks and three steals. The Express went on a 10-0 run, over the next three minutes, to regain the lead for good.
Despite the loss, Gallaudet had four players reach double digits, including Peters and Weiss (11 points). Junior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) was the second highest contributor on the team with 12 points and five assists while senior forward Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as she passed out four assists. Ciccarelli finished with seven points, six rebounds and two steals.
The Bison will play on the road against NEAC foe Penn St.-Berks (3-14, 3-7 NEAC) on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.