WASHINGTON - For the third straight game, freshman forward Cassidy Perry (Frederick, Md.) was the leading scorer for Gallaudet University's women's basketball team as they hosted Rutgers University-Camden on Sunday afternoon in the Field House. Perry's 17-point and nine-rebound game was not enough to carry the Bison past the Scarlet Raptors as the visitors won by 10, 67-57.
Rutgers-Camden (5-1) scored the game's first nine points as it jumped out to an early lead just three minutes in. The Scarlet Raptors held a 16-12 lead after the first quarter and took a 35-28 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Gallaudet (1-3) was outscored 32-29 as the Bison only scored eight points in the decisive third quarter.
Junior guard Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) was the second-leading scorer on the Bison squad with 15 points and 11 rebounds (nine on the defensive end) to go with two assists and one steal. Junior Jakkisha Smith (Dallas, Texas) was the third GU player in double figures with 12 points off the bench.
Rutgers-Camden was led by Fatimah Williams, who scored a game-high 24 points as she made 9 of 19 shots from the field to go with six rebounds, five steals and four assists before she fouled out of the game. Jalissa Pitts and Tamara Johnson added 12 points each in the win.
- Junior guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) passed out a game-high nine assists to go with three steals
- Perry had two of GU's three blocked shots
- GU scored nearly half of its points in the paint (26)
- Rutgers-Camden scored 17 points off 19 Bison turnovers
- Gallaudet scored 18 fast break points and got 14 points from its bench
- The Bison only made one 3-pointer out of 12 attempts
Gallaudet will play host to nationally-ranked Marymount (Va.) University (6-0) on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m.