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Gallaudet upended by Wilson in final minutes

Gallaudet's Emelia Beldon shoots the ball over a defender from Rutgers-Camden/ Beldon shoots the ball with her right hand. Beldon is wearing a gray women's basketball uniform for GU. It is a game inside the Field House. The defender (right) has her right arm outstretched trying to block Beldon's shot. Beldon (center) gets the shot off and over the outstretched arm of the defender.

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team relinquished a promising lead to Wilson College here Wednesday night in the Field House in Padden Court as the Bison lost the close North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game by four, 61-57.

The Bison (6-10, 4-4 NEAC) held a 33-21 lead at the half but were outscored 40-24 in the second half and were limited to just six points in the fourth quarter in the loss to Wilson (7-8, 3-4 NEAC).

Phoenix guard Jordyn Day recorded her 1,000th career point as she finished with a game-high 22 points and five rebounds. Day made several of her five three-pointers in the first quarter.

Gallaudet (6-10, 4-4 NEAC) came out hot with a quick run in the first quarter as it built an 11-point lead less than three minutes into the game.

Junior guard Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) and senior forward Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) both got double-doubles in the loss. Neild scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made a game-high seven steals. Hudson netted 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.


  • Freshmen Guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) made a game-high seven assists
  • The game featured two ties and three lead changes
  • Gallaudet's largest lead was 16 points in the second quarter
  • The Bison scored 32 points in the paint
  • Wilson shot 45 percent from three-point range
  • Gallaudet outrebounded Wilson by 11, 49-38

Gallaudet will travel to Penn St.-Berks (4-8, 2-5 NEAC) on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 20) in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game at 3 p.m.