WASHINGTON – Cardinal senior Emily Grabiak notched her first double-figure outing of the season, unfortunately her team-high 11 points wasn't enough to push the CUA past No. 5 Maryland Tuesday night, falling 110-34 in the Comcast Center in College Park, Md.
Grabiak, a native of Haddonfield, N.J., led the team with 11 points on a 3-of-7 finish from behind the arc, to go along with her team-high seven rebounds and three steals.
Five Maryland student-athletes finished with double figures. Laurin Mincy recorded a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Katie Rutan was a perfect 3-of-3 from the long range, as Malina Howard contributed a team-best three steals.
The Terps out rebounded the Cards 49-to-24 taking away any second-half chances. UMD forced 34 CUA turnovers and scored 52 points off the deficiency. Maryland found its biggest offensive success in the paint, outscoring the Cards 66-6 in that category.
"Playing a No. 5 Division I team is a great experience for our program," said Catholic head women's basketball coach Matt Donohue. "Games of this nature provide the exposure we need to better our program. Maryland is a very athletic team and their level of competition revealed our strengths and weaknesses, which is beneficial to our growth heading into the regular season."
Catholic will participate in the two-day Scotty Wood Tournament in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 15-16 to tipoff the regular-season at Muhlenberg College.