By Chris McManes
WASHINGTON – Louis Khouri is majoring in electrical engineering. On Tuesday night at DuFour Center, he lit up the scoreboard.
Khouri entered Catholic University's home opener struggling from the field but made 9 of 10 shots and 5 of 6 from 3-point range for a season-high 23 points in the Cardinals' 92-52 demolition of Washington and Lee. Bryson Fonville, averaging a team-leading 21.5 points coming in, was held to seven points but posted five steals and a career-high-tying 13 assists.
With their fourth-straight victory, the Cards improved to 4-1 and dropped W&L to 2-3.
Khouri, a sophomore shooting guard, had made just 1 of 14 shots in his past three games, including a dismal 1 of 11 from beyond the arc. He was 3-for-3 on triples and 4 of 4 overall in the first half alone Tuesday. His 3 with 32 seconds to go before the break gave CUA a 47-16 lead. His only miss was an errant trey at the 14:26 mark of the second half.
The Cards made a season-best 54 percent of their field goals and 48.5 percent (16 of 33) from 3-point distance. Andrew Franz and Clayton Murtha led the Generals (2-3) with 10 points each. No one had more than three boards.
CUA is off for Thanksgiving before returning to action Sunday at DeSales. Tipoff is 3 p.m.