Cardinals Win Fifth-Straight, 80-48 Over Penn State Abington

Cardinals Win Fifth-Straight, 80-48 Over Penn State Abington

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Led by 16 points and six rebounds from senior Sydney Poindexter, the Catholic University women's basketball team posted its fifth-straight win with an 80-48 victory over Penn State Abington Friday at the Scotty Wood Tournament hosted by Muhlenberg.

The Cardinals (5-0), who are one win shy of their best start since the 2016-17 season, outscored the Nittany Lions 25-8 in the first quarter.

Poindexter scored 10 of her 16 points in the first quarter, including the first seven of the game. She made the second of two free throws with 1:02 left to give Catholic a 23-4 lead.

The Cards scored seven of the first nine points to open the second quarter, including five from sophomore Amanda Johnson, to take a 22-point advantage with 8:07 remaining.

Johnson finished with 11 points and four assists while sophomore Luca Mamula had 10 points and six rebounds.

Sophomore Maggie Bednarek had a career-high nine points, six of which came in the third quarter as the Cardinals outscored Penn State Abington, 24-12.

Freshman Ella Torp had two points and six rebounds while freshman Julia Setaro had six points, three rebounds and two assists.

Catholic will play the winner between Muhlenberg and Neumann on Saturday at 6 p.m.