Road trip continues for No. 17 CUA on Saturday at USMMA
WASHINGTON - Game two of a three-game road trip takes No. 17 CUA to Merchant Marine Academy Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals downed Goucher on Wednesday 56-38, using two big scoring runs in the second half to pull away for win No. 17. Jill Woerner dropped 19 points on 9 of 12 shooting and the Cardinals forced the Gophers into 30.2 percent shooting to earn their third straight win, and the 200th of Head Coach Matt Donohue's career.
The Cardinals raced past the Mariners 67-30 earlier this month in Washington, using a smothering defensive effort to earn the win. Woerner scored 19 points on 9 of 16 shooting and USMMA shot only 23.5 percent from the floor.
CUA held Goucher to 38 points on 30.2 percent shooting on Wednesday, marking the third time this season an opponent has not topped 40 points. The Cardinals also forced 27 turnovers and recorded 12 steals in the win.
At 6-1 in the Landmark Conference, CUA is off to its best start since joining the league prior to the 2007-08 season. The Cards' 11 conference wins last season are their most ever.
CUA Head Coach Matt Donohue won the 200th game of his career on Wednesday evening. The Cardinals leader has totaled 82 wins at CUA, 71 at Elmira College (N.Y.) and 47 at Bloomfield College (N.J.).
While Josephine Migash makes her way back from injury, Liz Briones has done a terrific job of filling in. Over her last four games, the junior from San Antonio is averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.
CUA has played quite well away from home this season, posting a 9-1 record in road and neutral games. In those 10 contests, the Cardinals have posted seven double-digit wins, and held teams to 51.8 points on 30.3 percent shooting from the field and 27.7 percent from 3-point range. CUA also owns a +7.4 rebound margin and a +4.7 turnover margin.
Merchant Marine Academy comes into this weekend looking to snap a three game losing skid, including a 57-42 setback to Drew on Wednesday evening. The Mariners have lost five of their last six and sit at 1-7 in the Landmark Conference. They also rank last in the conference in field goal percentage and assists.
Tamara Halleh (12.5) and Roshenda Josephs (10.4) lead the team in scoring, while Rebecca Resor is the leading rebounder at 9.6 per game.
For more information on this weekend's conference matchup, check out the CUA game notes.
Saturday's game is scheduled to tip-off at 4 p.m. Live video and stats will be available.