WASHINGTON, DC--The Wesley College Wolverines capitalized on scoring opportunities and converted their free throws to defeat Gallaudet, 66-45 at the Field House.
Freshman Nukeitra Hayes, who was averaging 14 points a game before today's matchup, posted a game-high 17 points. She was the lone Bison in double-digit scoring, while Brittainy Payne pulled down another game-high 10 rebounds to go with her 7 points.
The Buff and Blue had opportunities to cut the Wolverine lead in the second half, made difficult by missed field goals and key free throw attempts. Gallaudet went 14-29 at the charity stripe, compared to Wesley's 8-14 mark.
Guard Priscilla Biskupiak had 9 rebounds, 6 points and 2 assists, while Heather Daley posted 7 points. Wolverine Michele Mueles led the visitors with a 15-point effort, as Herbie Rayne pulled down a team-high 9 boards.
The Bison (1-5, 0-2 CAC) have a brief break in play before traveling to Hood College on Thursday, December 6 in continuing CAC play. Tip time is set for 6:00 p.m.
Freshman Heather Daley of Seattle, WA drives toward the basket for one of her 7 points.
Nukeitra Hayes as she jumps over a Wolverine for a basket.
Junior guard Kari Olney as she goes for the ball in front of a Wolverine.