WASHINGTON- The Gallaudet University women's basketball team won it's first home conference game of the season in the Field House as the Bison defeated Penn College, 60-49, here Saturday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.
The Bison (4-5, 3-2 NEAC) were led by senior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.), who had a complete game with 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, six steals and two blocks. Senior forward Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) recorded her first double-double of the season with a season-high 10 points and 11 rebounds to go with two blocks and two steals. Freshman forward Michaela Evans (Chattanooga, Tenn.) matched her career-high total of 10 rebounds and added seven points as the Bison attacked the glass. GU outrebounded Penn College (2-5, 2-3 NEAC) by 13 rebounds, 51-38.
The Bison scored the opening points of the game on a 3-point shot by senior guard Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) and they never looked back, leading from start to finish. The first quarter saw both teams score 17 points before Gallaudet was able to pull away in the second and the third quarters. Gallaudet led by as much as 17, 45-29, with 1:13 left in the third quarter. All Bison who dressed in uniform saw valuable playing time.
Penn College (2-5, 2-3 NEAC) was led by seniors Jamie Steer (10 rebounds) and Danielle Mowery who scored 16 and 15 points, respectively. The duo played the entire game for the Wildcats. Guard Alicia Ross was the third player in double figures with 11 points and eight assists in the loss.
- Sophomore Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) added eight points and eight rebounds
- GU's Morris recorded her fifth consecutive game with 10 or more rebounds
- Gage scored 13 or more points for the seventh this season
- GU capitalized off the Wildcats' 30 turnovers and scored 33 points
- The Bison bench outscored the Wildcats bench, 16-0
- This is the fourth game this season GU has tallied 50 or more rebounds
- GU's five blocks is a new season best
- Penn College tied the game three times but never led
The Bison will host College of St. Elizabeth (4-6, 4-1 NEAC), second-place in the NEAC South Division, tomorrow at noon in the Field House.