Cardinals Win Seventh-Straight, Score Most Points Since 2013

Cardinals Win Seventh-Straight, Score Most Points Since 2013

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Catholic University women's basketball senior Sydney Poindexter totaled 28 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, to lead the Cardinals to their seventh-straight win, 94-59 over Elizabethtown Wednesday at Thompson Gymnasium.

Catholic (17-3, 8-1 LC), who is still receiving votes in both the WBCA Top 25 Coaches Poll and d3hoops.com women's Top 25, snapped a three-game road losing streak to the Blue Jays. The team posted its first road win in the series since Jan. 11, 2017.

The Cardinals' 94 points were also their most in a game since Nov. 30, 2013 when they defeated Carleton in the Colorado College Thanksgiving Tournament.

Poindexter posted her fifth double double of the season and the eighth of her career. She also totaled her fourth career 20-point game, including third this season.

Catholic led 18-11 after the first quarter before blowing the game open in the second, outscoring Elizabethtown 25-12 to take a 20-point halftime lead, 43-23. Poindexter had 10 points and six rebounds in the opening half while sophomore Maggie Bednarek added nine points and four rebounds.

Poindexter added 12 points in a high-scoring third quarter as the Cardinals and Blue Jays combined for 55 points.

Catholic outscored Elizabethtown 22-10 in the fourth, holding the Blue Jays scoreless over the final 3:11 en route to its eighth win in nine road games this season.

A total of 15 players saw action for the Cardinals, with all logging at least 2:20 in the fourth quarter. A total of 10 players scored at least two points and nine had at least one assist. The team shot 47.8 percent from the floor and all but three players had at least one rebound as the Cards held a 60-44 rebounding margin.

Catholic also scored 62 points in the paint, 27 on the fast break and 42 off the bench. Freshmen accounted for 34 points.

Bednarek finished with a career-high 15 points while freshmen Erin Thompson and Erin Doherty each had nine. Freshmen Rachel Bussanich and Samantha McCarter added eight points apiece.

The first-place Cardinals put their winning streak and stellar road record on the line this Saturday when they renew their rival with No. 14 Scranton. Catholic has won two-straight in the series against the second-place Royals who have won five-straight since a 65-62 loss to the Cards back on January 18.

The two teams have combined to win the last eight Landmark Conference championships.