No. 6 Cardinals look to bounce back on Saturday at Moravian

WASHINGTON - No. 6 CUA looks to bounce back from its first conference loss when it travels to meet Moravian Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals dropped an 85-75 decision at Juniata on Wednesday, when the Eagles shot 51-percent from the floor and hit eight 3-pointers.  Chris Kearney finished with 20 points and seven rebounds for CUA, but it was not enough as the Cards seven-game win streak was snapped.

CUA and Moravian are meeting for just the 12th time this weekend with the Cardinals leading the series 7-4.  The Greyhounds swept the two meetings last season, while CUA won four straight prior to that.

Freshman Bryson Fonville has not looked like a first-year player of late.  In his last six games, the Cardinals point guard has handed out 34 assists against only 11 turnovers, while playing over 30 minutes per game.  Fonville has established career highs in points (16) and assists (9) during this time.

CUA has trailed at the half only three times this season, but the Cardinals have lost two of those games.  Dating back to last season, CUA is 26-3 when leading at the break, but only 3-8 when trailing.

The Cardinals have shot at least 40-percent from the field in eight straight games, topping the 50-percent clip three times during that span.  CUA leads the Landmark in field goal percentage, hitting 45.6-percent. The Cardinals have shot below 40-percent only twice all season.

CUA has outrebounded 11 teams this season, with a high of +16 coming in two games.  The Cardinals are second in the Landmark Conference with a +4.3 rebound margin.  Chris Kearney (6.7) and Steve Limberiou (5.9) are both in the top-10 individually in the conference.

Moravian enters Saturday’s game with a mark of 9-4 overall and 2-2 in the Landmark Conference.  The Greyhounds split their first two games of the season before rattling off five straight wins, including a conference win over Juniata.  Moravian fell to Drew its last time out, after being outscored 50-29 in the second half.  D.J. Strayhorn is the team’s leading scorer at 14.6 points per game and Garrett Johnson joins him in double figures (12.0).  Moravian ranks third in the conference in scoring (70.0), but seventh in scoring defense (67.2).

For more information on Saturday’s contest, check out the CUA game notes.

Saturday’s game begins at 4 p.m.  Click here for links for live video and stats.

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