Cardinals Fly Over Rangers, 66-44

Cardinals Fly Over Rangers, 66-44

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America women’s basketball topped the Rangers of Drew University 66-46 in a Saturday afternoon Landmark Conference matchup.

With the win, the Cardinals advance their overall record to 15-6 while they move to 6-4 in the league.

Catholic senior Briana Bull completed a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. She added seven steals and two assists to help the Cardinals to the weekend victory.

Sophomore Sydney Poindexter put up double-digit points with a career-high 15 points while adding seven rebounds and four steals. Poindexter shot 5-of-7 from the free throw line helping the team to a collective .706 shooting percentage from the charity stripe.

Catholic senior Samantha Cowan hit the opening layup of the game and sent the Cardinals on an 11-3 run through the first five minutes. Poindexter knocked down seven points in the first quarter while Cowan, Bull and sophomore Mollie Reynolds each had two and freshman CC Mooney sunk a free throw to outscore the Rangers 14-7.

Drew rallied in the second period, outscoring Catholic 18-17 and forcing the game to four lead changes over 10-minutes. Bull went 4-of-5 from the floor in the second quarter and Poindexter shot 2-of-3 to push Catholic to a 31-25 advantage at the break.

Catholic gained a significant lead in the third with junior Sarah O'Neill shooting 2-of-3 from long range and Bull sinking 3-of-4 from the field. Reynolds and classmate Megan Stafford each added two points and Catholic gained its largest lead of the period (22-points) with a last-second layup from sophomore Caroline Sullivan.

Stafford hit a three-point shot with just under six minutes to play to create Catholic’s greatest margin of the game, 58-33 (25-points). The Rangers fought back to outscore the Cardinals 15-13 in the quarter but they were unable to close the gap as they suffered their sixth league loss of the year.

Catholic gears up to travel to Selinsgrove, Pa., on Wednesday, February 7 to take on the River Hawks of Susquehanna University at 7 p.m.

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