Women's Basketball Surges Past Gallaudet

Women's Basketball Surges Past Gallaudet

Penn State Harrisburg 60, Gallaudet 53


Harrisburg Starters

Gordon, Amey, Butler, Hemler, Mahan


GU Starters

Schmidjorg, Hudson, Guettler, Perry, Senics  


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg used a 20-point fourth quarter to pick up a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over Gallaudet on Wednesday night, Jan. 29 by a score of 60-53.


Kendis Butler opened scoring for the Lions (8-9, 6-2), knocking down a three-pointer on the Lions first possession. Anna Mahan followed with a three-pointer of her own, giving Harrisburg an early 6-4 lead. Sidney Gordon knocked down a pair of threes midway through the first quarter extending the advantage to seven. After the Bison (5-11, 3-5) used a 4-0 run to close back within three-points, Mahan knocked down her second three-pointer of the quarter to extend the Lions lead back to six. Macy Carroll would close scoring in the quarter by making a layup to give the Lions an 18-12 lead.


Harrisburg opened the second quarter by attacking the basket. Layups from Laurel Amey and Mahan, helped the Lions maintain their advantage. Midway through the quarter, Mahan would connect on a deep three, to extend the Blue & White's advantage to 11 points. The Lions would remain in control, with Katelyn Kosovac closing the quarter with a layup, giving Harrisburg a 33-22 lead heading into the half.


Mahan who scored a game high 22 points, started the Lions scoring in the second half, knocking down a jump shot. The Bison would begin to cut into the Lions lead, sparked by leading scorer Cassidy Perry, who scored 20 points. The Bison would go on a 14-3 run to pull back within a single point late in the third quarter. Amey would convert a layup to slow Gallaudet's momentum, but the Bison would tie the game 40 heading into the fourth quarter.


The Bison would pull ahead by three-points early in the quarter, before Kayla Cade knocked down a short jump shot. Butler would recapture the lead for finishing a pair of layups, one off a steal by Gordon. After Gallaudet pulled back within two points, Butler would knock down a three-pointer to extend the lead. The teams would trade baskets with a Gordon jump shot giving Harrisburg a seven point advantage with 3:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. Butler followed that up with her third three-pointer of the game to put Harrisburg ahead by 10. Butler scored 12 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter. The Bison could not mount another rally, falling 60-53.  


Inside the Numbers

- Anna Mahan led the Lions scoring a game high 22 points while pulling in seven rebounds 

- Kendis Butler was the only other Lion to reach double figures, scoring 18 points and connecting three times from beyond arc

- Sidney Gordon chipped in, scoring eight points while making a pair of three-pointers

- The Bison won the rebounding battle, holding a 57-45 advantage

- Gallaudet was led by Cassidy Perry who recorded a double-double scoring 20 points and hauling in 15 rebounds


Who's Next?

The Lions will continue NEAC play when they host Penn College on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.


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