Five Different Players Score in Double Figures in 73-34 Triumph
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five different players scored at least 10 points for Goucher as the Gophers rolled to a decisive 73-34 triumph over Penn St. York this afternoon in the consolation game of the Gallaudet Holiday Tournament.
Ironically, the first of the five to reach double figures in points for the Gophers (2-4) did it for the first time in her collegiate career: freshman guard Shante Atkinson (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) was sitting on nine points until she converted a lay-up midway through the second half that put Goucher ahead 56-25. She finished with a game-high 15 points.
The next to do it was senior forward Amber Smith (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame), who after a scoreless first half, was 6-for-8 from the field during the final 20:00 and wound up with 13 points.She represented Goucher on the all-tournament team.
Sophomore guards Amy Smith (Logan Twp., N.J./Paulsboro) and Kelsey Myette (Binghamton, N.Y./Seton Catholic Central) contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, to the victory and freshman forward Victoria Mitchell (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) delivered a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.
The Lady Lions (1-3) jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead when their first possession culminated in a field goal by Laura Hoffman and the second produced a three-point basket by Samantha Noel. The Gophers went ahead for the first time on Myette's lay-up that made the score 8-7 after 4:27.
A 13-3 run over the final 5:59 allowed the Gophers to depart the court at the break with their biggest lead of the contest to that point, 32-16.
Goucher was 18-for-29 from the field (.621) in the second half.