WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team dropped a non-conference game to Hunter College, 62-50, here Saturday afternoon in the Field House.
Gallaudet (1-2) fell behind early to Hunter (2-4) as the visiting Hawks jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead and extended the lead to 20-4 with just under two minutes left in the opening quarter. Hunter took a 23-6 lead into the second quarter. The Hawks held a 16-point lead, 30-14, with six minutes left before halftime. Gallaudet went on a run to cut into the deficit. The Bison closed out the first half on a 12-5 run to enter intermission down nine, 35-26.
In the second half, Hunter picked up where it left off and outscored Gallaudet, 14-8, in the third quarter.
Gallaudet scored 16 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough to catch the Hawks.
The Bison were led by freshman forward Cassidy Perry's (Frederick, Md.) double-double as she scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to go with one block, one steal and one assist. Freshman guard Rajena Guettler (Frederick, Md.) added 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two assists. Junior guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) added seven points while freshman Sunita Schmidjorg (Austin, Texas) made a game-high seven steals to go with five points, four assists and two rebounds.
Junior guard Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) added six points, four assists and three steals. Junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfiled, Mich.) ripped down nine rebounds while freshman center Lexi Hill (Tyler, Texas) scored four points and four rebounds in the loss.
Hunter had three players in double figures led by guards Isabella Santos and Janine Conway, who scored 13 points each. Forward Maya Thompson added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with two blocks, two steals and two assists.
- Perry's double-double was her first career double-double
- GU scored 12 second-chance points off 16 offensive rebounds
- The Bison netted 17 points off 25 Hunter turnovers
- Hunter scored 24 points off 25 Gallaudet turnovers
- The two teams combined for 50 turnovers
- The Hawks scored 30 points in the paint compared to 22 by Gallaudet
- Hunter had 15 fast break points and seven blocks
Gallaudet will be back in action tomorrow (Sunday, Dec. 1) against Rutgers University-Camden (4-1) in a non-conference game at 1 p.m.