Bull Goes 9 For 9 at Etown, Sets New Program Record

Bull Goes 9 For 9 at Etown, Sets New Program Record

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — In Goucher's 27-plus seasons as a member of the NCAA, no player with at least five attempts had ever completed a game with a perfect shooting percentage from the floor.

That changed this afternoon at Elizabethtown, as freshman Briana Bull (Baltimore, Md./Owings Mills) established a new program record by hitting all nine of her field goal attempts over 33 minutes of play.

Bull finished with a game-high 19 points, though her effort was not enough to prevent the Blue Jays from coming away with a 59-41 victory on their senior day.

Eleven different players scored for Elizabethtown (14-5, 7-5 Landmark), which completed a season sweep of the Gophers and maintained a half-game lead over Moravian for the fourth and final Landmark playoff spot.

The last of Bull's 11 first-half points came with 8:23 left in the frame, and it finished off a 9-3 run for Goucher which reduced the Blue Jay advantage to 21-17. Elizabethtown, however, responded with a 15-4 run of its own to enter the intermission with a 36-21 lead.

After India Perkins (Brentwood, Md./Bladensburg) hit a jumper on the first possession of the second half, the Gophers would get no closer the rest of the way, as the Blue Jays led by as many as 23 points after the break.

Aided by Bull's hot shooting, Goucher finished the game with a 42.9 field goal percentage, comfortably ahead of Elizabethtown's 35.2 percent shooting. The Blue Jays, though, had a dominant 45-28 advantage on the glass, including a 19-3 edge in offensive rebounds.

Elizabethtown also had 16 extra attempts from the free throw line, going 17 of 28 from the line compared to 5 of 12 for the Gophers.

Bull, who is third in the Landmark with 2.7 steals per game, added three more thefts this afternoon. Perkins, meanwhile, chipped in seven points, seven rebounds and three assists.

The previous single-game program record for field goal percentage was held by Cassandra Clemons, who hit 13 of 15 attempts (.867) in a game at St. John Fisher on Dec. 2, 1994.

The Gophers (4-16, 0-12 Landmark) remain on the road for their next contest, a 7 p.m. matchup at Catholic on Wednesday. The Cardinals (15-7, 9-4 Landmark) edged out a 57-52 victory when the two teams met at the Decker Sports & Recreation Center in January.