December 11, 2013

CUA HOOPS: CATHOLIC V. WASHINGTON COLLEGE

WASHINGTON - The Catholic women's basketball team welcomes Shorewomen of Washington College on Saturday, Dec.14 at 5 p.m. in the DuFour Athletic Center on the Franny Murray Court.

THE LAST TIME THEY MET (12/15/2012): The Cardinals defeated the Shorewomen 64-53 in Chestertown, Md., to improve to 7-0. Emily Grabiak led the way for CUA with a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists. Latisha Pledger pulled down 13 rebounds for Washington, while Erin Fitzgerald had 10 points.

THE SERIES: Dating back to the 2010-11 season, the series is tied a 2-2. Each team's two wins have come on the road, as CUA is looking to post its first home victory over Washington.

Catholic University

Head Coach: Matt Donohue (6th Year)

Location: Washington, D.C.

Conference: Landmark Conference

Record: 4-3 (1-0)

Last Game: 12/9/13 vs. Drew, W 81-72

Team Leaders

Points: 12.6 - Emily Grabiak (88)

Rebounds: 8.3 - Bernadette Launi (58)

Assists: 5.6 - Emily Grabiak (39)

Steals: 2.1 - Emily Grabiak (15)

Blocks: 0.4 - Grabiak/Launi (3)

FG %: 62.5 - Michelle Desantis (20-32)

3FG%: 50.0 - Michelle Desantis (7-14)

FT%: 87.0 - Emily Grabiak (20-23)

Melissa Errico was named the Landmark Player of the Week on 12/9 after posting a double-double (23p/12r) in an 81-72 win over Drew

• At 87.0%, Emily Grabiak leads the conference in free throw shooting percentage

Washington College (Md.)

Head Coach: Alisha Mosley (1st Year)

Location: Chestertown, Md.

Conference: Centennial Conference

Record: 2-5

Last Game: 12/7/13 at Gettysburg, L 52-44

Team Leaders

Points: 13.0 - Latisha Pledger (91)

Rebounds: 8.0 - Latisha Pledger (56)

Assists: 2.3 - Emily Hubley (16)

Steals: 1.7 - Emily Hubley (12)

Blocks: 0.4 - Mattox/Kendall (3)

FG %: 46.4 - Latisha Pledger (32-69)

3FG%: 50.0 - Claire Mattox (2-4)

FT%: 100.0 - Ali Grundy (9-9)

• Latisha Pledger ranks in the top-10 of the Centnnial Conference in rebounds per game (8.0), FG% (46.4) and points per game (13.0)

• Three times this season, a Shorewoman has posted a double-double. Carley Kendall (13 rebounds/10 points vs. Gwynedd-Mercy) has one, and Latisha Pledger has two (23 points/11 rebounds vs. Muhlenberg, 12 points/10 rebounds vs. Haverford)

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