Errico Boasts Career-High Performance in 81-72 Win Over Drew

Errico Boasts Career-High Performance in 81-72 Win Over Drew

WASHINGTON – Catholic freshman Melissa Errico recorded her first double-double with career-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Cardinals to a home and conference opening 81-72 win over the Drew Rangers on Saturday in the DuFour Center.

Alongside Errico's effort off the bench, Emily Grabiak recorded 17 points, Jayni Webster collected 14 points and Bernadette Launi pulled down a night-high 12 rebounds,

Collectively, CUA finished the night 30-75 from the field, 17-25 from the free throw line and 4-17 from three-point range.

Catholic advances to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the Landmark Conference, as Drew drops to 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

CUA and DU remained scoreless for the first three minutes of action.  Brigid Gannon dropped a mid-range jumper for the Cardinals to snap the numberless run.

Despite their lead, Catholic suffered a three-minute draught from the field until Errico scored at the 15:05 mark.

Each time the Cardinals took a substantial lead, the Rangers fought back to tie the contest.  Both teams fought through four ties before CUA reached a seven-point 38-31 halftime score.

The Cardinals continued to prosper from their first lead, reaching a contest-high 14-point margin lead.

Drew managed to chisel away at the lead and come within nine points, nonetheless CUA remained steadfast and secured the 81-72 home court victory.

Catholic returns to non-conference action on Saturday, Dec. 14 to host Washington College at 5 p.m. at the DuFour Center on the Franny Murray Court.