First Half Struggles Doom Gophers at Moravian

First Half Struggles Doom Gophers at Moravian

BETHLETHEM, Pa. —Sharnell Huff (Bowie, Md./Bowie) picked up the first double-double of her four-year career, and Goucher outscored Moravian by seven points after the intermission, but the damage had already been done in the opening 20 minutes as the Greyhounds cruised to a 71-55 victory.

Moravian (12-2, 3-0 Landmark) outscored the Gophers (5-7, 1-1) by a 40-17 margin in the first half, turning 15 Goucher turnovers into 18 points. Huff hit a 3-pointer with 14:12 left in the frame to make it 15-7, but the Greyhounds immediately responded with a three of their own, and Goucher never got the game back into single digits.

The Gophers trailed by as much as 30 points after the break, but they kept playing until the final whistle. With Moravian holding a 65-38 edge, Goucher managed a 10-0 run, and the Gophers scored 17 of the game's final 23 points.

Huff finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, hitting 7 of 15 shots from the field, including a 3 of 7 performance from long distance. Precious Kollock (Baltimore, Md./Patapsco) added a season-high 13 points, scoring in double-digits for the first time this year.

Moravian received scoring contributions from 13 different players. The Greyhounds shot 50 percent from the field compared to 38 percent for Goucher. The Gophers had the advantage from the free throw line, hitting 13 of 17 of their free shots, including all 12 of their attempts in the second half.

Goucher will look to get back on track this Wednesday with a 7 p.m. home matchup against Susquehanna (6-6, 0-2). The teams split their two matchups last year, with each winning on the other's road court.