Catholic (14-4, 7-1) showed absolutely no mercy to undermanned Merchant Marine Academy (4-13, 0-9) Feb.1 in a 76-24 massacre.
The Cards held MMA to just 13 first-half points and stepped up the defensive intensity in the second half, limiting the Mariners to 11 points. The Cardinals never let the Mariners get comfortable in the offense, contesting every shot.
The Cardinals jumped out to an early 10-0 lead by 16:48 and never looked back. Emily Grabiak led the offensive effort with 14 points, as Kristen Walheim followed with a career-high 10 points. Josephine Migash pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
Local women from Mary Washington put a beat down on Marymount Feb. 1 that the Saint’s will hopefully forget soon. MU team fell 60-42 on the road at Capital Athletic Conference rival Mary Washington Saturday.
The Saints drop to 12-7 overall, 8-3 in CAC play, but remain in third place in the league standings. MWU improved to 13-6, 6-5.
Caitlin Ciniero (Howard High School) and Sam Partonen (Robinson High School) each scored four points as the Eagles jumped to an early 10-2 lead. Partonen led all scorer’s with 14 points.
But the story in this game was defense. MWU held Saints’ starters to just four-of-28 shooting from the floor. MU’s bench outscored its starters 31-14 in spite of fewer players playing fewer minutes. Aliya Roseborough (Holy Cross) led the Saints with 13 points off the bench.
All this on a day when the Eagles only shot 33 percent from the floor, but MWU forced 18 turnovers.
Gallaudet lost 67-54 on the road Saturday as they traveled to New York to face North Eastern Athletic Conference foe Wells College. Lane Peters led Bison, off the bench, as she posted her fifth double-double of the season with a team best 13 points and 15 rebounds to go with four steals and two blocks. The Bison fell to 8-10, 5-4. The Express improved to 11-7, 6-3.