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In one of the poorest shooting displays to take place on a D.C. court, Gallaudet topped the all-frosh Bryn Athyn College 58-54 Jan.7.

The Bison only shot 31 percent from the floor Jan. 7 and was outrebounded 57-42, but took advantage of 29 Lion tunrovers.

Lindsay Stergio led the Bison with 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Britny Latham reached double figures for the fifth straight game as she poured in 15, made 3-of-10 shots from 3-point range. Latham grabbed five rebounds and made four steals.

GU (6-4) has won six of their past seven games.

Danielle Warren finished with 10 points. Elena Ciccarelli led the team with nine rebounds and Stephanie Weiss passed out a game-high eight assists.

Kristine Clark led the 4-4 Lions’ attack with 15 points and six rebounds while Stevens and Brittany Vick added 12 points each.

Rams butt Bulldogs

Winston Salem State outlasted Bowie State 56-51 in CIAA action Jan. 6. The Bulldogs shot only 30 percent from the floor on the road. BSU made 58 percent at the charity stripe.

The Bulldogs three-point shooting kept them in the game late into the second half. BSU was six-for-30 from long range while the Rams were 0-for-11.

Ahsley Castle paced BSU with 11 points. WSSU’s Dionna Scott scored 13 points and pulled down eight caroms. Bowie fell to 6-5, 1-2. The Rams improved to 9-4, 3-0.

Bowie hosts Saint Augustine’s Thursday at 5:30 pm.

Grabiak shines for Catholic

Catholic University overcame an early dozen point deficit and topped Gwynedd-Mercy 86-58 Monday in Div. III hoops. The Cards made 20 more trips second-half to the free throw line than the Griffins and converted 17-of-22.

Emily Grabiak led all scorers with 26 points, freshman Bernadette Launi notched the first double-double of her career with 15 points and 12 rebounds, along with a perfect 3-of-3 outing from behind the arc. Grabiak earned 12 of her 14 points from the charity stripe Josephine Migash rounded out the double-figure outings with a season-best 17 points.

Lauren Smith led GM with 24 points. Nicole Dougherty added 13 points, as Kelsey Yori and Natasha Matthews concluded the night with 10 points apiece.

The Cards improved to 8-3, 1-0 in the Landmark Conference.

Tonight fans in the DMV have a choice between NCAA Div. I, II or III games to attend. George Washington (11-4, 2-0) hosts St. Louis (5-9) in an A-10 match. Howard welcomes Cornell to Burr at 7. Admission is free. The University of Maine at Fort Kent visits Washington Adventist at 7. Marymount welcomes York at 6. York (11-0, 4-0) now sits a half game ahead of Saints (7-4, 3-0) in the Capital Athletic Conference standings.

Sixth-ranked Maryland welcomes Wake Forest to Comcast Center Thursday night at 7. Navy takes on Boston in Annapolis at 7 pm.

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