ABINGTON, Pa. – Gallaudet University and Penn St.-Abington finally tipped off its North Eastern Athletic Conference South Division game this evening after several delays, due to the snow, pushed the start time back four hours. In the end, the host Nittany Lions came away with a 48-28 victory over the Bison at the Abington Athletic Building.
Gallaudet (2-5, 1-2 NEAC South) cut the Nittany Lion lead to one, 9-8, midway through the first half after junior Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) netted two of her nine points off the bench. Penn St.-Abington (5-1, 2-0 NEAC South Division) then went on an 18-4 run, in 10 minutes, to close out the first half up 27-12.
Junior Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) netted seven of her game-high 13 points in the second half but it wasn't enough to bring the Bison back. Morris followed with nine points and seven rebounds while senior Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) matched Morris with seven rebounds. Junior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) added six points in the loss.
The Nittany Lions had three players in double figures led by Janaiah Elum and Kyra Lunaford, who scored 11 points each. Jessica Schmidt added 10 points and eight rebounds as Penn St.-Abington won its third straight game.
The two teams were held to their lowest point totals and field goals made for the season. GU shot 24.4 percent from the field (11 of 45) while Penn St.-Abington made 40.9 percent (18 of 44). The Nittany Lions scored 20 points off 22 Bison turnovers and made 6 of 17 shots from three-point range while GU went 0-for-8 from long range.
GU returns home to host Bryn Athyn College (1-5, 0-1 NEAC South) on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m.