LGA College Lady Red Hawks drop first game of the new year

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The LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Lady Red Hawks started 2016 with a disappointing home loss to the Gateway Community College Geckos, 88-64 on Sunday, Jan. 3.

The Lady Red Hawks were slow out of the gate, falling behind the Geckos by 19 points early on. LAGCC tried to battle back throughout and were able to consistently keep the game within 10-15 points, but couldn’t rally enough to get back into the game.

Briana Johnson led the way for the Lady Red Hawks with 20 points. Janae Gibson and Kailyn Richburg each added 11 points in the loss, and Marika Gordon scored late to keep her double-double streak alive at 10 games.

Gateway Community College handed LAGCC their third loss of the season, as they drop to 9-3 overall, but remain at 7-1 in the region and 5-0 in CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Gateway continues their great year, improving to 6-1, with their only defeat coming at the hands of No. 1 ranked Roxbury.

The Lady Red Hawks will next take on the Kingsborough Wave for the second and final time this year on Tuesday, Jan. 5. The road game marks the sixth meeting between the two teams, and LaGuardia is 4-1 against their conference foes. The Wave will enter the contest winless this season at 0-8 overall.

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