Huntingdon, Pa. - With a game-high 21 points, senior Melissa Errico guided The Catholic University of America women's basketball team to a 79-54 Landmark Conference victory over Juniata College and joined the elite group of Lady Cardinals to reach 1,000 points in their career.
Errico scored 21 points for the second consecutive game, bringing her career total to 1,015 points while becoming the 21st member of the Catholic University women's basketball 1,000 point club. Along with her 21 points, Errico pulled down nine rebounds, registered three blocks and dished out five assists.
Fellow 1,000-point club member, senior Michelle DeSantis recorded 19 points during the conference victory while classmate Bernadette Launi made 11 points and grabbed four rebounds. Rookie Megan Stafford made her fifth straight career start and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds.
Stafford and Errico made back-to-back layups to give the Cardinals a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game as Catholic outscored Juniata 21-13 in the first period.
The Eagles put up 12 points in the second 10 minutes, but Catholic's 16 points gave the Cards a 37-25 advantage at the halftime break.
Errico opened the second half with two unanswered layups as Catholic continued to dominate the court through the third period and gaining a 14-point lead (54-40).
The Cardinals maintained control of the contest through the final buzzer. Catholic outscored the Juniata 25-14 in the final 10 minutes to capture the 79-54 victory and remain undefeated in the Landmark Conference.
Catholic will continue conference play as they travel to Elizabethtown, Pa., on Wednesday, January 11, to face the Blue Jays, tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
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