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Barnes scores game-winner in final seconds to propel Bison

Gallaudet forward Kelli Barnes prepares to take a jump shot.

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - Gallaudet University senior forward Kelli Barnes (Cliffside, N.C.) scored the game-winner, with less than nine seconds left in regulation, here Saturday in a thrilling 75-73 victory over Morrisville State College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women's basketball game.

Barnes scored a season-high 10 points as Gallaudet (11-8, 8-2 NEAC) won its fourth straight game.

GU senior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) scored 19 of her team-high 21 points in the second half for the Bison. Shysh added nine rebounds, five steals and two assists. 

Senior guard/forward Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) poured in 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists while junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) matched Neild with 16. Barnes completed the double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds, two blocks and two assists. Her only points of the second half came in the waning seconds.

Sophomore guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) passed out a game-high 12 assists to go with six points.

Morrisville St. (5-13, 4-5 NEAC) was led by Alexis Campbell's 28-point game. 


  • GU held a 55-48 rebound advantage
  • The Bison scored 19 points off 22 turnovers
  • The Mustangs led 44-39 at the half

Gallaudet returns home to host College of Saint Elizabeth (8-5, 7-2 NEAC) in a NEAC South Division showdown on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.