Gophers Drop Landmark Opener Against Moravian

Gophers Drop Landmark Opener Against Moravian

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — India Perkins (Brentwood, Md./Bladensburg) was the leading scorer and top rebounder for Goucher in tonight's game against Moravian, but the junior guard's 14-point, seven-rebound effort couldn't prevent the Gophers from bowing to the Greyhounds, 72-51.

It was the first Landmark Conference game of the season for both teams.

The Greyhounds (5-3, 1-0 Landmark) opened the scoring just six seconds into the contest on a made jumper by Morgan Calabrese. The sophomore guard went on to take seven more shots from the field in the first half and knocked down six of them, racking up a total of 17 points before the break.

Goucher countered with eight points apiece from Perkins and Briana Bull (Baltimore, Md./Owings Mills) and seven from Dominique White (Lubbock, Texas/Potomac Falls), but the Gophers (3-3, 0-1 Landmark) trailed 37-27 after 20 minutes.

Moravian steadily padded its lead throughout most of the second half, extending it to 58-35 on a pair of free throws by Trista Cunningham midway through the period and later to 65-37 when Cunningham converted a layup with 6:23 left to play.

Calabrese added only six points to her total in the second half as she finished with a game-high total of 23 points. Alesha Marcks contributed 17 points and seven rebounds to the victory.

White and Bull were the No. 2 and No. 3 scorers for Goucher, respectively, in tonight's game. White was 3-for-7 from the field and accounted for the Gophers' only made 3-pointer as she wound up with nine points; Bull managed eight points in the loss.

The Gophers experienced another tough night shooting the ball as they wound up making only 19 baskets out of 62 shots, a .306 shooting percentage. They were 1-for-8 (.125) on 3-point attempts.

The Greyhounds were 25-for-52 (481) from the field, including 3-for-10 from 3-point range, and 19-for-26 at the free-throw line.

Another Landmark Conference game is up next for the Gophers. They will welcome Drew to the Decker Sports & Recreation Center on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.