Cardinals Fall to Elizabethtown at Home, 71-38

Cardinals Fall to Elizabethtown at Home, 71-38

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic University women's basketball sophomore Cristin George scored a team-high eight points as the Cardinals had their win streak stopped at three following a 71-38 loss to Elizabethtown Wednesday night at Franny Murray Court.

Catholic (12-8, 4-5 Landmark) was limited to its lowest point total since a 59-34 loss to Salisbury at home on Nov. 26, 2017.

George also led the team in scoring in the first meeting with the Blue Jays back on January 16 when she totaled a career-high 16 points in 27 minutes off the bench.

Junior Megan Stafford had seven points while junior Sydney Poindexter grabbed five rebounds. Freshman and reigning Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week Luca Mamula had a career-high five steals.

Elizabethtown (13-6, 6-3 Landmark) has won seven of its last nine games since the calendar year flipped to 2019, including back-to-back wins over Catholic and No. 4 Scranton on the road where the team is 7-3 this season.

Veronica Christ paced the Blue Jays with 18 points and eight rebounds. Lydia Lawson added 17 points and six assists.

Elizabethtown held a 46-27 rebounding margin while scoring 30 points off 23 Cardinal turnovers and going 21-of-25 from the free throw line.

The Cards trailed 20-8 after one, 42-17 at the half and 62-22 to start the fourth before outscoring the Blue Jays 16-9 in the final quarter. The team's 33-point loss is its worst since an 86-52 defeat to Scranton at home on Jan. 17, 2009.

Catholic hosts the sixth-ranked Royals on Saturday for Senior Day. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. Prior to the game, the team will honor its two seniors, Sarah O'Neill and Emily O'Connor.