Peterson Drops 1000th point as CUA Defeats Washington
WASHINGTON-- Brianna Peterson scored 18 points in the game, but back-to-back baskets to open the game will be the points that will be the most remembered after tonight's contest.
Peterson's layup only 1:16 into tonight's contest marked her 1,000th career points at CUA. In a decisive 76-44 win over Washington Adventist (0-6), the Cardinals (5-2) celebrated the mark.
Peterson was joined in double figures by three other Cardinals. Holly Janicki came off the bench in the second half and shot 5-of-6 from the field including a perfect two for two from three-point range to drop 14, while Jill Woerner and Jenny McGann finished with 13 and 10, respectively.
Offensively for the Shockers, Erin Duffie led the team with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Rebecca Lee finished with nine points and six rebounds.
With a season high 24 assists, the Cards found open looks throughout the evening, scoring 42 of their 76 points in the paint.
The Cardinals opened with a jumper by Peterson that was matched by Duffie only seconds later to knot the game at 2, but with 18:44 remaining in the first half, Peterson took control of the game with her milestone layup. From that point, CUA went on a 22-6 run and a 16-point lead with 6:36 to go in the half. The Cardinals maintained that lead into the break.
The second half was more of the same for the Cards as the teams exchanged baskets to start the half before CUA broke out with a 21-6 run to take a 58-27 lead with 7:47 remaining in the game. The Cardinals maintained that lead throughout the remainder of the contest extending the lead to as many as 38 with 5:51 to go.
The Cardinals out rebounded the Shock 42-30 and managed 13 steals in the game. Christina Rodgers led the offensive sharing with five helpers while Jenny McGann and Kate Priftis each added four.
CUA returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. as the Cardinals will open the 2009 Landmark Conference schedule against Goucher College at the DuFour Center.