1997-98 Season

Season in Review

The Cardinals improved four games to 9-16 in 1997-98, but the season was most notable for a pair of DuFour Center upsets. Catholic toppled No. 21-ranked Gallaudet 79-58 at home on Jan. 31 and beat perennial conference champ Marymount on Feb. 7, 82-77.

The team featured a balanced scoring attack, with three players averaging 12.0 points or more per game. Senior center Katie Pogge led the way at 12.4 points per game and became the eighth women's basketball player in the program's history to reach the 1,000-point mark. Pogge was named conference Player of the Week for Jan. 25-31 with her 21-point, nine-rebound performance in the upset of Gallaudet. She led the team with 8.2 rebounds per game and graduated No. 7 on the all-time list with 1,016 points.Final stats

Junior guard Becky Mintzer averaged 12.0 points per game, as did sophomore forward Pam Canfield. Freshman point guard Beth Brennan finished with 8.2 points per game and was among the leaders in the CAC with an 80.6% mark from the free-throw line.

Results (9-16 overall, 4-10 CAC)

 

Date Opponent Score Highlights
Nov. 22 N.C. Wesleyan % W, 69-55 Mintzer (19 pts, 8-11 FG), Brennan (13 pts, 9-10 FT)
Nov. 23 King's % L, 39-74 Pogge (16 pts), Mintzer & Brennan (all-tournament).
Dec. 3 Salisbury State * L, 59-76 Pogge (14 pts), Mintzer (12), Luongo & Canfield (10)
Dec. 4 Gettysburg L, 47-57 Kelly (12 pts), Canfield (10 pts), Pogge (8 reb)
Dec. 6 Marymount * L, 53-62 Kelly (13 pts), Pogge (11 pts), Luongo (8 pts)
Jan. 7 Notre Dame (Md.) W, 56-52 Cardinals avenge 30-point loss in 1997;
Mintzer (15 pts), Brennan (13 pts), Kelly (10 pts)
Jan. 9 King's @ L, 55-92 Canfield (15 pts), Kelly (10 pts, 12 reb), Minzter (9 pts)
Jan. 10 Wash. & Jefferson @ L, 49-63 Mintzer (13 pts), Pogge (11 pts),
Kelly (9 reb, made all-tournament)
Jan. 15 Mary Washington * L, 54-73 Mintzer (10 pts), Canfield (9 pts), Pogge & Kelly (8 pts)
Jan. 17 St. Mary's (Md.) * L, 49-59 Pogge (19 pts & 12 reb), Brennan (11 pts)
Jan. 19 Immaculata W, 78-52 Mintzer (20 pts), Pogge (15 pts), Brennan (12 pts)
Jan. 21 York (Pa.) * L, 48-58 Canfield (19 pts, 10 reb), Brennan (13 pts, 4 assists)
Jan. 24 Goucher * W, 67-47 Canfield (20 pts, 10 reb), Pogge (14 pts, 11 reb), Mintzer (13)
Jan. 27 Villa Julie W, 66-37 CU wins for third time in four games; Mintzer
(game-high 25), Canfield (12 pts, 11 reb), Pogge (12 reb)
Jan. 28 Salisbury State * L, 67-93 Canfield (19 pts), Pogge (16 pts, 9 reb)
Jan. 31 Gallaudet * W, 79-58 Pogge (21 pts, 10 reb.), Mintzer (18 pts. 5 stl.)
Feb. 3 Mary Washington * L, 73-47 Canfield 11, Pogge 9, Mintzer 9
Feb. 5 Western Maryland L, 67-60 Mintzer 17, Brennan 16, Canfield 15
Feb. 7 Marymount * W, 82-77 Mintzer season-high 27, Pogge 22 pts., 12 reb.
Feb. 11 St. Mary's (Md.) * L, 51-39 Pogge 9 pts., season-high 16 reb., Canfield 9 pts.
Feb. 14 Goucher * W, 48-46 Canfield game-winning three with five seconds left.
Canfield 16, Pogge 14 and 12 reb., Mintzer 12
Feb. 17 Hood W, 82-38 Pogge season-high 27, CU goes on 42-8 run
Feb. 18 York (Pa.) * L, 71-59 Canfield 23, Pogge 17, 10 rebounds
Feb. 21 Gallaudet * L, 92-67 Pogge scores 1,000th career point with 9:00 left,
scores 18, Canfield 19, Luongo season-high 13
Feb. 24 Mary Washington # L, 66-44 Cardinals hit seven first-half three-pointers.
Canfield 16, Mintzer 15

% CUA Tip-Off Classic
@ King's Lady Monarch Classic
* Conference games
# CAC Tournament
Home games in bold

Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown/High School
10 Kate Luongo G 5-7 Jr. Germantown, Md./St. John's (D.C.)
12 Jennifer Trotta G 5-5 Fr. Millersville, Md./Institute of Notre Dame
20 Becky Mintzer G 5-8 Jr. Drexel Hill, Pa./Archbishop Prendergast
22 Maggie Rauch F/G 5-10 Fr. Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer
24 Katie Pogge F/C 5-10 Sr. Omaha, Neb./Duchesne Academy
30 Melissa Dunne F/C 5-10 Sr. Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional
31 Pam Canfield F 5-10 So. Havertown, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy
33 Rebecca Jarosz G 5-7 Fr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. John Villa Academy
40 Beth Brennan G 5-4 Fr. Delran, N.J./Holy Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

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