BOSTON - Gallaudet University women's basketball team picked up its first win of the 2017-18 season in a big way here Sunday afternoon as the Bison rolled to a 102-48 win over Yeshiva University in the consolation game of the Emmanuel College Tip Off Classic.
Sophomore guard Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for her second double-double of her career. Smith added seven assists, five steals and one block in the win. Junior forward Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) tallied 25 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists. For her efforts Neild was named to the all-tournament team as Gallaudet's lone representative.
GU (1-1) surpassed 100 points for the first time since it scored 101 against Christendom College on Nov. 22, 2010. In that game, Gallaudet won by 60 points.
Yeshiva (1-2) was led by Michal Alge's double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists.
Gallaudet led 21-11 after the first quarter and took a 49-28 lead into halftime. The Bison outscored the Maccabees 53-20 in the second half.
William Paterson University (2-1) won the Emmanuel College Tip Off Classic championship with an 83-70 victory over the host Saints (1-1).
- Freshman forward Juliana Bahan (Frederick, Md.) scored a career best 10 points and snagged seven rebounds
- Junior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) contributed nine rebounds and six steals
- Freshman guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) scored a career best nine points and six rebounds
- Gallaudet had 11 of its 12 players, in the game, score points
- The Bison outrebounded the Maccabees by 30 (64-34)
- GU held a 72-14 edge for points in the paint
- Gallaudet scored 40 points off 36 turnovers made by Yeshiva
- The Bison netted 33 fast-break points and 24 second-chance points
- GU's bench added 35 points
- Gallaudet shot 48.4 percent from the field (45 of 93)
Gallaudet returns home and will host Washington & Lee University (3-0) in the home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Field House on Padden Court.