Cardinals Conclude Regular Season With OT Loss at Drew

Cardinals Conclude Regular Season With OT Loss at Drew

MADISON, N.J. - Catholic University women's basketball sophomore Amanda Johnson posted her first career 20-point performance, but despite rallying to force overtime, the Cardinals concluded the regular season with a 76-67 road loss to Drew Saturday at Baldwin Gymnasium.

Catholic (20-5, 11-3 LC), who are 8-3 on the road this season, dropped their second-straight and their first in the last 10 against the Rangers.

Johnson finished with a career-high 20 points as she was 6-of-10 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from three-point range. She totaled 13 points in the second half as the Cardinals rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit.

Senior Sydney Poindexter added 11 of her 17 points in the second half as she and Johnson combined for 24 of the team's 38 points.

Drew led 51-41 after three quarters before Catholic outscored the Rangers, 19-9, to force overtime. Johnson and Poindexter scored 10 points in the quarter with Poindexter's layup with just eight seconds remaining tying the game at 60-60 to send it into overtime.

The Cardinals were 8-of-16 from the floor in the fourth, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, while holding the Rangers to just 3-of-10 shooting.

Catholic jumped out to a 65-62 lead in the first two minutes of the extra period after a three-pointer by Johnson and a layup by Poindexter, but the Rangers (16-9, 7-7 LC) scored 14 of the final 16 points to improve their record to 9-3 at home.

Senior Megan Stafford just missed her fourth career double double and first this season. She finished with nine points and a season-high 11 rebounds in her second start of the season and first since January 4 against Mary Washington.

Despite the loss, the Cardinals earned the No. 2 seed in next week's Landmark Conference Women's Basketball Championship and will host third-seeded Elizabethtown on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Catholic swept the season series with the Blue Jays, winning 87-70 on Franny Murray Court on January 22.