January 23, 2010

Six Players Score in Double Figures to Lead No. 14 Moravian over the Cardinals in Women’s Basketball, 98-72

Six Players Score in Double Figures to Lead No. 14 Moravian over the Cardinals in Women’s Basketball, 98-72

1/23/10

BETHLEHEM, Pa.– The day and town were different. The result was largely the same.

Playing its second straight nationally ranked opponent Saturday afternoon, Catholic University fell behind early in a 98-72 loss to No. 14 Moravian College in Landmark Conference action at Johnston Hall.

Six players scored in double figures for the Lady Greyhounds, who improved to 15-2 and 7-0 in the league. It was their highest point total of the season and 10th consecutive victory.

Amanda Brown paved the way with 15 points on five 3-pointers, Kristy Stearns had 14 and eight rebounds, and Alexandra Blair contributed 13 points, eight boards and four blocks.

Jessica Foran (11 points), Alyssa Bicci (10) and Emily Smith (10) rounded out the twin-figure scorers. Kate Harrison totaled nine points, six assists and three of Moravian’s season-high-tying 16 steals.

Holly Janicki led the Cardinals (12-6, 4-3) with 13 points and Kate Robinson had 10, all in the first half. Jill Woerner and reserve Katarina Owunna had eight points and five rebounds each. Owunna hit all six of her free throws.

Both teams were sloppy with the ball. CUA committed 33 turnovers and the Greyhounds 22.

The Cardinals began with a 7-2 lead that Moravian erased with a 24-5 sprint to surge ahead 26-12 midway through the first half. The Greyhounds had 10 steals in the period among the Cards’ 18 turnovers and scored 13 points off those miscues. Moravian went into the locker room leading by 23, 57-34. Robinson led all scorers with 10 points.

Stearns scored her 1,000th career point on a free throw with 13:34 left, and following a Moravian timeout, hit another from the line to bolster the Greyhound bulge to 75-44.

The Cardinals, who lost at No. 6 Scranton on Friday night, 83-52, had 11 steals.

CUA plays at Susquehanna in a Landmark Conference game Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

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