November 21, 2013

Grabiak Notches Career High in 85-66 Win at Bridgewater

WASHINGTON - Cardinal women's basketball senior Emily Grabiak led CUA with a double-double consisting of a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds in the 85-66 win over the Eagles of Bridgewater (Va.) on Thursday.

Grabiak shot 7-of-13 from the field, 2-of-5 from behind the arc and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe with 17 of her total points coming from her second half effort.  Josephine Migash added 16 points, while Michelle Desantis collected 14 points.

As a unit, Catholic shot 48 percent from the field going 28-for-59, 33 percent from three-point range 6-for18 and 68 from the free-throw line 23-of-34.

CUA opened the contest pulling ahead of the Bridgewater 4-0, before the host Eagles scored their first layup.  Each team went point-for-point, with Catholic advancing first on each lead change.  Bridgewater took a moderate three-point lead at the 7:38 mark and maintained the lead until the half, with BC leading 35-32.

After the first twenty minutes of play, Migash led the Cardinals with eight points, while Grabiak collected seven points and six rebounds.

The second half consisted of a 15-5 CUA run in five minutes of action for a 47-40 Cardinal lead.

BC answered back with an 8-2 run to come within one before the media timeout at the 13:52 mark.  The Eagles evened the contest with a made free throw upon returning the court.

Migash and Grabiak ignited the Cardinal offense at the 13:38 mark leading to CUA's second win of the season with a final score of 85-66.

Four Bridgewater student-athletes finished in double-figures including Cassidy Burkholder's 21 points, Molly Shelley's 13 points and 10 points apiece from Jessi Strom and Holly Morgan.  Burkholder pulled a team-high seven rebounds.

Catholic advances to 2-1 on the season and returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 24 to take on Salisbury with a 2 p.m. tipoff.

NOTE: Today is Emily Grabiak's 22nd birthday, Happy Birthday Emily.

-CUA-

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