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Bison lose lead in fourth quarter to Penn St.-Berks

Gallaudet women's basketball coach Stephanie Stevens (center) is signing to her players during a timeout in a game. She is signing the word defense with her hands. She is looking at her five players that are sitting in folding chairs. The players' backs are to you. They are wearing gray colored jerseys.

READING, Pa. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team dropped a tough 78-67 decision on the road Saturday to the hands of Penn St.-Berks in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game.

Gallaudet (6-11, 4-5 NEAC) held a 13-point lead in the third quarter as the Bison took a 39-33 lead into halftime.

Penn St.-Berks responded and started to chip away at the lead. In the closing seconds of the third quarter, the Nittany Lions began a 13-0 run which would push the host back into the lead at 66-58 with under five minutes left.

Gallaudet was outscored 23-9 in the decisive fourth quarter.

Junior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go with three assists and two steals. Senior forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) grabbed the game-high 12 rebounds while junior Kelli Barnes (Cliffside, N.C.) and freshman Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) scored 11 and 10 points each, respectively.

Penn St.-Berks (5-8, 3-5 NEAC) was led by freshman guard Jennifer Martin's game-high 21 points, five rebounds and five assists while Kylie Herman chipped in 20 points in the win.

BISON TRACKS

  • The game featured two ties and seven lead changes
  • Gallaudet's largest lead was in the 3rd at 9:21 by nine-points
  • GU received 16 points from its bench
  • Penn St.-Berks made 45 percent (9 of 20) from three-point range
  • The two teams split the season series

UP NEXT
Gallaudet goes up against College of St. Elizabeth (6-10, 3-5 NEAC) on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Field House on Padden Court at 3 p.m. It will be "Alumni Madness" day at the Field House as Gallaudet alumni are encouraged to attend the game.