WASHINGTON – In a thrilling game at the DuFour Center on Sunday afternoon, senior point guard Bryson Fonville came up huge for The Catholic University of America. The All-American hit a jumper with less than a second left to secure a victory over Wesley for No. 6 CUA, 94-92.
On the final CUA possesion, Fonville broke Wesley's press and was able to penetrate past the defense, just before the paint and pulled up for the clinching score.
Fonville posted 20 points and dished out 13 assists as the Cards overcame a 44-41 halftime deficit. Catholic shot 50 percent (32-of-64) from the field and totaled eight 3-pointers. The contest featured seven lead changes and four ties.
Three Cardinals scored at least 20 points for head coach Steve Howes.
The Cards biggest advantage came at the free throw line as they knocked down 22-of-24 from the charity stripe. Junior forward Corey Stanford went a perfect 10-of-10 from the line, going for 26 points.
Sophomore Jay Howard was the game's high-scorer with 27 points as he upped his season scoring average to 24.8 ppg.
Catholic scored the first five baskets of the second half to erase Wesley's halftime advantage and never trailed again in the game.
CUA opens Landmark Conference play in its next game, playing at Susquehanna on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m.