Cardinals Avenge Lone Landmark Loss to Moravian, 68-46

Cardinals Avenge Lone Landmark Loss to Moravian, 68-46

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University women's basketball team scored 32 points off turnovers while holding Moravian to its lowest point total of the season in a 68-46 victory over the Greyhounds in a Landmark Conference contest Saturday at Franny Murray Court.

The Cardinals (16-3, 7-1 CAC) avenged their only conference defeat as they extended their win streak to six and four-straight at home.

Catholic, who leads the Landmark Conference and ranks 26th in the nation in steals per game, totaled 17 more on Saturday while forcing Moravian into 28 turnovers.

Sophomore Amanda Johnson led the offense with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead four Cardinals in double figures. Freshmen Rachel Bussanich finished with 10 points and a career-high eight rebounds while seniors Sydney Poindexter and Megan Stafford each had 10 points.

Freshman Erin Thompson scored eight points, all in the first half as Catholic led 31-19 at halftime.

The Cards pulled away in third quarter, outscored Moravian 28-9 to increase their lead to 31 after three, 59-28.

Catholic scored 12 points off turnovers and 10 from the free throw line while holding the Greyhounds to just nine total points. The Cardinals were 8-of-14 from the floor and a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line. Moravian (11-8, 4-4 LC) was just 3-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-7 from the line while committing seven turnovers.

Freshman Amelia Baldo finished with six ponts, three rebounds, three assists and two steals as Catholic's five starters outscored the Greyhounds, 48-46.

The Cardinals travel to Elizabethtown on Wednesday for a 7 p.m., tipoff from Thompson Gymnasium. Catholic moved into first place in the Landmark Conference standings with an 87-70 victory over the previously unbeaten Blue Jays at home on January 22.