WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's basketball team stayed perfect in Landmark Conference play on Wednesday night inside the DuFour Center as the Cardinals downed Elizabethtown, 80-59.
The Cards earned their third league win and 11th overall as four players scored in double figures. Catholic also shot 54-percent from the field (27-of-50) and 72-percent from the line (18-of-25) as the Cardinals held the Blue Jays to under 60 points and just 20 in the first half.
Junior Jay Howard led all scorers 18 points on 5-of-6 attempts from the field and eight free throws. He added game-high seven rebounds to go along with two steals, two assists and a block. Senior Louis Khouri was just behind with 15 points on three 3-pointers with four rebounds, three assists and a career-high five steals.
Catholic did much of its damage in the paint as the Cards outscored E-Town, 36-29, down-low, but also netted eight 3-pointers and scored 22 points off 18 Blue Jay turnovers.
The Cardinals came out extremely hot and scored the first 15 points of the game to take the lead and held as much as a 25-point advantage in the initial stanza.
Elizabethtown was able to cut it down to 16 at 63-47 after a 3-pointer, but the Cards answered with an 11-2 run to go back up by 25.
Sophomore Jimmy Golaszewski came off the bench for 11 points in 11 minutes and added four assists, two boards and a steal, while rookie Brandon Easton rounded out the double-digit scorers for Catholic with 11 points on 4-of-5 field goals with two triples.
Winners of six of their last seven, the Cardinals will look to keep it going at home on Saturday as they host Moravian at 4 p.m.
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