WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's basketball team improved to 3-0, with every win coming away from home, as the Cardinals defeated Wesley, 75-65, on Sunday afternoon in Dover, Del.
Sophomore guard Andre Mitchell led the way for Catholic with a team-high 17 points and tied a career best with seven assists. Mitchell added a 3-pointer, three rebounds and a steal as he hit 6-of-10 shots from the field to help secure the win.
Catholic trailed, 10-7, in the early going, but used an 18-2 run to take control of the game, started by a jumper by senior guard Louis Khouri. The Cards went on take an 11-point lead into the half, 42-31, and kept its double-digit point lead until the seven-minute mark in the second.
A jumper by Wesley made it an eight-point game, but Khouri once again answered with a basket of his own to put Catholic back up by double-digits for good.
Khouri finished the game 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds. He rounded out his scoresheet with two 3-pointers, an assist and a steal.
Junior forward Jay Howard also posted a strong game with 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting, and grabbed six rebounds with two steals and a block.
Both teams shot over 41 percent from the field with Catholic passing the 47 percent mark, but teams only connected of four 3-pointers each. Wesley earned a 14-4 advantage in second points, but the Cards held the lead in fastbreak points, 18-6.
After three-straight games away from Franny Murray Court, the Cardinals return home to the DuFour Center this Saturday, when they begin Landmark Conference play against Drew at 4 p.m.
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