WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team lost to Trinity Washington University, 55-46, here Friday during the first day of the GU Holiday Tournament.
Trinity (4-4) built on its 16-9 lead, an advantage the Tigers didn't relinquish for the rest of the game, as the second quarter started. GU's shooting woes lingered as it made 2 of 15 (13.33 percent) from the field in the second. Trinity led 25-13 at the half.
GU started to turn things around in the fourth quarter but time was not on the side of the Bison. Trinity led by as much as 17, 50-33, with 5:32 left in regulation. Gallaudet cut Trinity's lead to single digits, 54-46, thanks to a jumper made by sophomore Kori Koss (Green Bay, Wis.) with 1:34 left on the clock. That was as close as Gallaudet got as it went on a 13-5 run to end the game.
Freshman forward Michaela Evans (Chattanooga, Tenn.) was the only Bison to score in double digits as she had a career-high 13 points, nine rebounds and one steal. Gage and senior Danielle Warren (San Jose, Calif.) chipped in nine and eight points, respectively. Senior Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) played strong under the net as she grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds, 13 on the defensive side of the court.
Trinity had three players score in double digits, led by junior standout Blessing Hayes' 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Two Tigers had 10 rebounds each to lead Trinity.
In the second game, Delaware Valley University held off Catholic University of America, 64-63, in overtime. DelVal (2-7) held the lead for the majority of the game before Catholic stormed back. The Cardinals (3-5) outscored the Aggies 20-12 in the fourth quarter as the teams traded 3-pointers and free throws in the final two minutes to force the extra quarter. DelVal was led by Eireann Anastasi's 28-point game as she made six 3-pointers. Catholic was led by Michelle DeSantis and Jayni Webster who each had 17 points.
- Warren tallied a season best five steals
- Gage was held to single digits for the first time this season
- She was only held to single digits four times in 25 games last year
- The Bison held a 32-28 edge in the paint
- GU scored 12 fast break points, 16 second chance points
- Trinity's bench scored 17 points
The GU Holiday Tournament continues tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 12) beginning with the consolation game at noon between the Bison and Catholc. The championship game pits Delaware Valley against Trinity at 2 p.m.