(Aurora, N.Y.)─ The Gallaudet women's basketball team opened the second half on a 15-4 run and never looked as the Bison went on to defeat the Wells College Express 81-62 in North Eastern Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon in Aurora. The Bison led at the half 41-35 and would extend their lead to as many as 21 in the second half. The loss drops the Express to 1-6 (1-4 NEAC), while the Bison remain undefeated at 5-0 (2-0 NEAC).
Ashley Roser (Taberg, N.Y./Camden) finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kristen Ryan (Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ladden) added 12 points, four rebounds, and five assist to pace the Express. Also chipping for the Express were Brittany Stanton (Deposit, N.Y./Deposit) with nine points and four assist, Rachel Mattraw (Chaumont, N.Y./Lyme Central) with eight points, and Ashley Mercure (Granville, N.Y./Hartford) with six points.
Shaquana McDonough (Pembroke, Mass.) led the Bison with a game high 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting. Easter Faafiti (Pittsburg, Calif.) added 14 points and tied with Nukeitra Hayes (Anderson, Ind.) for the team high in rebounds with eight. Hayes also had 12 points for the Bison.
Wells shot an impressive 50 percent from the floor, including 61.9 percent in the first half, while Gallaudet shot just 41.7 percent for the game. The Express also held the advantage in rebounds 38-36 but turnovers would be a key to the game as Gallaudet would commit just 10 turnovers to the Express 31.
The Bison came out firing in the first half, opening up a 25-7 lead with 11:29 to play. The Express began to turn things around mid-way through, Stanton hit two 3-pointers and Roser scored 11 points as Wells went on a 24-9 run, trimming the lead to three, 34-31. The two teams traded shots from there with the Bison holding a slim 41-35 lead heading into halftime.
It was all Gallaudet in the second half. Faafiti scored 12 of her 14 points in the half as the Bison outscored the Express 40-27. The halftime margin would be as close the Express would come to the Bison the rest of the way.
Wells will look to bounce back tomorrow against NEAC opponent Penn. St. Harrisburg at 1 p.m. in Aurora.
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February 20, 2011 EXPRESS FALL IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
February 19, 2011 NITTANY LIONS TROUNCE EXPRESS
February 13, 2011 ROSER FINISHES WITH 32 POINTS AND 31 REBOUNDS IN OT VICTORY
February 12, 2011 EXPRESS RALLY BACK FROM 15 POINTS DOWN, FALL IN FINAL SECONDS
February 9, 2011 LAST SECOND SHOT SINKS EXPRESS
February 5, 2011 WILDCATS HOLD OFF EXPRESS
February 3, 2011 COBLESKILL CONTAINS EXPRESS
January 29, 2011 STORM TOP EXPRESS FOR TENTH STRAIGHT
January 24, 2011 ROSER EARNS THIRD NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
January 22, 2011 EXPRESS SNAP SIX GAME SKID WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS
January 20, 2011 DEFENSE LEADS SAXONS PAST EXPRESS
January 18, 2011 ROSER POURS IN 27 POINTS IN LOSS TO COBLESKILL
January 16, 2011 PENN ST.-ABINGTON CRUISES TO VICTORY
January 15, 2011 PENN ST.-BERKS ROLLS TO VICTORY OVER EXPRESS
January 12, 2011 WILDCATS SINK EXPRESS
January 9, 2011 ST. ELIZABETH SOARS PAST EXPRESS
January 8, 2011 ROSER LEADS WELLS PAST WILSON
December 7, 2010 KEUKA DEFENSE HOLDS BACK EXPRESS
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December 5, 2010 ROSER SCORES 26 IN LOSS TO HARRISBURG
December 4, 2010 BISON CHARGE OVER EXPRESS IN SECOND HALF
December 1, 2010 CAZENOVIA KNOCKS OFF EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 HAMILTON DEFENSE OVERPOWERS EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 ROSER NAMED NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
November 23, 2010 WELLS DEFEATS MORRISVILLE FOR FIRST VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY
November 21, 2010 ROSER AND RYAN COMBINE FOR 42 POINTS IN LOSS TO WILSON
November 20, 2010 COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH EDGES EXPRESS
November 15, 2010 WELLS DROPS SEASON OPENER TO HARTWICK
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January 31, 2008 SHAWNA LITTLE TABBED NEW HEAD WOMEN'S SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH
January 1, 2008 WELLS COLLEGE INTRODUCES WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL