WASHINGTON - It was a short trip for the Gallaudet University women's basketball team on Saturday evening as the Bison ventured over to the Brentwood area to take on The Catholic University of America. The Bison fell to the Cardinals, 85-62, in a non-conference game on Franny Murray Court.
Gallaudet (1-6) played from behind the majority of the game against Catholic (9-1). GU freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) scored the first three baskets for the buff and blue as the Bison led for the first several minutes. Catholic responded with a 16-8 run to take a 20-14 lead after the first quarter.
The Cardinals took a 20-point lead into halftime up 46-26.
In the second half, Catholic kept the Bison at bay and led by double digits for the remainder of the game. GU outscored Catholic, 19-16, in the third quarter while the host tallied 23 points in the fourth quarter to 17 by the visitors.
Three different Bison finished in double-figures led by freshman Sunita Schmidjorg (Austin, Texas), who scored a game-high 17 points. Junior Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) tallied 13 points while Perry finished with 10 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) added eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in the loss.
Catholic was led by forward Luca Mamula's 17-point performance while Megan Stafford and Samantha McCarter scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench.
- Junior guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) passed out a game-high five assists and made a team best three steals
- Smith had four assists and matched Beldon with three steals
- Freshman Serenity Fry (East Los Angeles, Calif.) led GU's bench production with six points
- GU scored 34 points in the paint
- Catholic outrebounded Gallaudet by 14 boards, 47-33
- CUA scored 26 points off 23 Bison turnovers
- The Cardinals played 17 players as their bench tallied 46 points
GU will make one more road trip before closing out the fall semester. The Bison will travel to Bryn Athyn College (2-7) on Monday, Dec. 16, for a 7 p.m. game.