Sophie Gatzounas’ Double Double Leads Navy past the Broncos of Rider.

Annapolis, Md– The Naval Academy women’s basketball team hosted Rider on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Hall. The Mids welcomed their home crowd with a solid 63-44 home win in non-conference action.

 

Navy, now 2-0 on the year has defeated an opponent from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for the second straight game to open their 2017-18 season.

 

Navy came out hot on both sides of the ball in the second quarter, opened up a double-digit lead, and never looked back. It was a dominant performance from the tip to the ending buzzer . Navy never trailed after the early minutes. It was such a dominate performance Navy lead for over 37 minutes in this game.

 

Freshman Sophie Gatzounas lead the Mids in scoring with 20 points on 9-13 shooting and 2-3 from deep. She also shared the lead in boards with another freshman Kalia Clark grabbing 11 of them.

 

For Gatzounas it was her first college career double- double and a big one in prevailing the Mids to the 2-0 start. Senior guards Hannah Fenske and Taylor Dunham also contributed with nice afternoons combining for 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists.

 

Next up for Navy is a home matchup this Friday the 17th against Norfolk State.A

Zig Zeger

Former two sport college athlete (Baseball,Golf) Assistant Baseball Coach at Chesapeake College

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