Women's Basketball Downed by Susquehanna, 51-39

Women's Basketball Downed by Susquehanna, 51-39

Selinsgrove, Pa. - The Catholic University of America women's basketball team fell 51-39 on the road, during its Thursday night conference game against Susquehanna University.

Catholic sophomore Sydney Poindexter led the Cardinals as she sunk 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line to total 13 points. The Clarksville, Md., native pulled down seven rebounds while her classmate Megan Stafford grabbed six rebounds and tallied three steals.

The Rivers Hawks got out early on a 12-4 run through the first six minutes. A jumper form Poindexter cut their lead in half and a layup from junior Sarah O'Neill made it a four-point game with just over three minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Poindexter hit a layup in the opening seconds of the second period but the River Hawks outscore the Cards 11-4 by the seven-minute mark to increase their lead to 28-14 with three minutes to play in the half. Sophomore Mollie Reynolds sunk two free throws and freshman Cristin George made a three-point bucket to gain momentum for the Cardinals who trailed by nine (28-19) at the halftime break.

Catholic carried the energy into the third period and outscored Susquehanna 8-7 in the quarter with made baskets from senior Samantha Cowan, freshman CC Mooney and Poindexter.

Stafford knocked down six points in the final period to help push Catholic to an advantage but Susquehanna, who had not relinquished the lead since tip-off, outlasted the Cardinals. The River Hawks outscored the Cardinals 16-12 in the final 10-minute period for their fifth Landmark win of the year.

Catholic remains on the road and heads to Scranton, Pa., to take on the Royals of Scranton University at 4 p.m., on Saturday, February 8.

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