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Gallaudet women's basketball player Sabina Shysh makes a layup with her left hand in the Field House. An orange basketball is in the palm of her left extended arm as she drives towards the basketball hoop. She is wearing a gray Gallaudet jersey.

LANCASTER, Pa. - A strong start by Gallaudet University was erased by Lancaster Bible College in the second quarter here Tuesday night in a North Eastern Athletic (NEAC) women's basketball game at the Horst Athletic Center. The host Chargers won 76-53.

Gallaudet (5-8, 3-2 NEAC) took a 13-7 lead and later increased it to 16-9 before Lancaster Bible (7-7, 5-0 NEAC) responded. The Chargers trimmed the lead to three, 18-15, after the first 10 minutes of play. 

GU built its lead to 22-18 to start the second quarter before Lancaster Bible went on a 15-0 run and took a 37-27 lead into halftime.

The Bison were outscored 39-26 in the second half including the decisive fourth quarter where LBC scored 19 points to GU's nine.

Junior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) scored a season-high 18 points as she made 7 of 13 shots from the field. Freshman Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) added 14 points while junior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) had an off night. Neild only made 2 of 10 shots from the field as she was held to a career low eight points.

Lancaster Bible forward Courtney Goyak recorded her third 20-20 game as she scored 24 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Guards Kirsten Webster (17 points) and Caitlin Hickey (13) combined to net 31 points.


  • Senior Lawjen Ashmore (Fairbanks, Alaska) scored seven points off the bench
  • Neild saw her streak of 12 straight games scoring double figures halted
  • GU scored 20 points off 19 Charger turnovers
  • LBC held a huge 46-19 advantage in rebounds
  • The Chargers outscored GU 40-26 in the paint
  • GU has never beaten LBC and is 0-14 in the series history

Gallaudet returns home and will host Wells College (2-9, 1-2 NEAC) in a conference game on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m.