ASHLAND, Va. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team ventured out-of-conference Thursday evening to face Randolph-Macon College on the road and lost 82-44 in Crenshaw Gymnasium.
Gallaudet (2-22) fell behind early as it trailed 22-8 after the first quarter. GU played the Yellow Jackets closer in the second quarter. The Bison scored 15 points to Randolph-Macon's 19 as the host led 41-23 at the half.
R-MC blitzed Gallaudet in the third quarter as it outscored the Bison, 28-4. GU made 2 of 15 shots from the field in the decisive quarter. The Yellow Jackets were nearly perfect as they made 13 of 14 shots (92.9 percent) from the field. Randolph-Macon scored the first 24 points of the second half before GU got on the board with a lay-up by junior forward Lawjen Ashmore (Fairbanks, Alaska) at the 1:26 mark.
The Bison outscored the Yellow Jackets 17-13 in the fourth quarter. Freshman guard Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) scored 11 of her team-high 15 points in the final 10 minutes of play. R-MC went to its bench as 14 different players got in the game.
Smith finished with five rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist. Junior guard Kori Koss (Delavan, Wis.) added 10 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Randolph-Macon (13-11) was led by forward Kelly Williams' double-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. Forward Amber Lee added 15 points, six rebounds and one block.
- Sophomore forward Kelli Barnes (Cliffside, N.C.) scored nine points, grabbed three rebounds and made three blocks
- Junior forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) and Ashmore ended with four points and four steals each
- Hudson grabbed a team best 11 rebounds
- Hudson has tallied 10 or more rebounds in six straight games, 16 times this season
- Smith has reached double digits for points in 21 games this year
- Freshman forward Tawnecia Rush (Lawrenceville, Ga.) scored GU's other two points
- R-MC held a 60-30 edge in points in the paint
- The Yellow Jackets scored 37 bench points
- Both teams made 19 turnovers
Gallaudet will conclude its season on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Wilson College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.