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Bison burn the Phoenix in 42-point rout

Bison burn the Phoenix in 42-point rout

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team picked up its second win in a row Monday night with an 83-41 victory on the road against Wilson College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest. The 42-point victory is the second largest for the Bison this season behind their 52-point win over the Phoenix back on Jan. 21.

Gallaudet (12-9, 11-6 NEAC) took off fast at the start of the game, as it led 10-2 just over three minutes into the game. The Bison continued to score as the Phoenix (1-18, 0-17 NEAC) struggled to hold onto the ball, as they committed 23 turnovers that led to 18 points. Gallaudet went on a 22-0 run in a 12-minute stretch as it led 32-4 with four minutes left before halftime. The Bison forced 13 turnovers during that run and took a 41-11 lead into intermission.

The deficit was too large for the Phoenix to cut overcome in the second half even though the Phoenix netted 30 points in the final 20 minutes of play. Senior guard Alexa Justus (Forks, Wash.) broke out in the second half as she scored 15 of her 17 points as she made 6 of 10 shots, including going 3-for-6 from three-point range. Gallaudet scored 42 points in the second half.

Four Bison were able to score in double digits, led by junior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) with a season-high 19 points and four steals and Justus' 17 points. Junior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) and senior forward Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) scored 14 and 12 points, respectively. Peters was second on the team with six rebounds behind senior forward Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.), who was able to grab eight rebounds. Every Bison on the roster saw time on the court and was able to contribute to the team victory as 12 different Bison scored points and logged four or more minutes.

The Bison will remain in Pennsylvania overnight and will travel to NEAC foe Bryn Athyn College (7-15, 6-11 NEAC) tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 17) at 6 p.m. The Bison defeated Bryn Athyn earlier this season, 62-44, on Jan. 8.