Woener and McGann Lift Women's Basketball to 55-44 Win
WASHINGTON-- Jill Woerner and Jenny McGann each scored 16 points as CUA (10-3, 3-0 LC) dropped Susquehanna (7-7, 1-2 LC), 55-45 on Saturday.
Brianna Peterson added 13 for CUA joining McGann and Woerner in double figures. Woerner also added 10 rebounds for a double double along with four blocks and three steals.
Rachael Hughes led the was for the Crusaders with 15 points and four rebounds.
The teams exchanged small leads for much of the first half, but a Woerner triple with 7:12 remaining sparked a 8-0 run that put the Cards ahead for good. At the break CUA led by two, 28-26.
The second half was all CUA as the Cardinals out scored their opponents 27-19 shooting 10-of-25 from the field and adding seven from the charity stripe. The Cards used a steady dose of solid shooting and strong defense to maintain their lead that never expanded to double digits until Woerner hit the last shot of the game, a free throw with 41 seconds remaining.
The Cardinals shot just 36.5% from the field in the game, but 16 free throws and 12 steals helped list the hosts to the victory.
CUA will return to action on Saturday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. as the Cardinals will take on USMMA in Landmark Conference action.