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Women's Basketball

Career nights pace Bison to victory in season sweep of Penn St.-Berks

Hannah Neild shoots an orange basketball above her head towards the field goal. Go Hannah!

READING, Pa. - A strong second half led Gallaudet University to a 98-83 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women's basketball victory here Wednesday night against Penn St.-Berks.

Gallaudet (10-8, 7-2 NEAC) was knotted at 40 with Penn St.-Berks (5-9, 4-5 NEAC) at the half but outscored the host Nittany Lions, 58-43 in the final 20 minutes of play.

Senior guard/forward Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) scored a career best 39 points as she made 16 field goals, five from 3-point range, to go with 12 rebounds, five steals, four assists and one block. Neild scored 22 of her 39 points in the second half.

Four different Bison scored double figures led by Neild. Sophomore guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) poured in a career-high 21 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) added 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Senior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) finished with a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Nittany Lions were led by Julia Bookwalter, who scored a team-high 24 points off the bench as she made 10 of 16 field goals and grabbed eight rebounds and made three steals. Guard Deanna Daddona added 20 points as she made five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.


  • GU scored 29 points in both the third and fourth quarters
  • Gallaudet scored 42 points in the paint
  • The Bison outrebounded the Nittany Lions by two, 41-39
  • Gallaudet swept the season series with Penn St.-Berks
  • GU won 81-78 back on Dec. 1 at home

Gallaudet will travel to Morrisville State College on Saturday, Jan. 26, to take on the Mustangs (5-12, 4-4 NEAC) at 1 p.m.