SCRANTON, Pa. - Three different Goucher College women's basketball players scored in double-figures on the day at Scranton on Saturday afternoon, as the host Royals took a 66-41 decision over the Gophers in Landmark Conference action at the John Long Center.
With the loss, Goucher dropped to 0-14 overall and 0-4 in the Landmark Conference. Scranton, ranked 18th in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll, improved to 14-1 overall and 3-1 in the Landmark with the win.
In the opening frame of the contest, the Gophers came out and shocked the host Royals with a strong start, as Goucher opened an early 9- 4 lead on Scranton with 2:58 to go in the first period.
Scranton, however, ended the quarter strong, scoring the final nine points of the period to take a 13-9 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. The Royals' run continued into the second quarter, as a 13-0 spurt opened up a 26-9 lead for Scranton.
From there, Goucher was unable to get back into the game in the first half, as Scranton went into halftime up, 32-13, on the Gophers. It was more of the same in the second half, as Scranton rolled to a home Landmark Conference victory.
Overall for Goucher, first-year Mya Lewis (Owings Mills, Md.) and junior Nailah Jones (Glenn Dale, Md.) led the Gophers, scoring 12 points, apiece. For Jones, it marked the eighth time on the year she scored in double-figures in a game, while Lewis hit double-digits in scoring for the fourth time on the year and for the first time since Dec. 6 vs. McDaniel.
Elsewhere, junior forward Nicole Wolard (Tampa, Fla.) finished with another double-double, ending the game with 10 points and 12 rebounds. For Wolard, it marked the fifth time on the year she has posted a double-double (second straight game overall) while scoring in double-digits for the 10th time on the year.
Meanwhile, junior Quichey Johnson (Baltimore, Md.) pulled down a season-best 11 rebounds, as the Gophers outrebounded the Royals in the defeat by a margin of 39-30.
The Goucher College women's basketball team returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Catholic in a Landmark Conference match-up inside the Decker Athletic and Recreation Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.