Peterson Drops 19, but Women's Basketball Falls to USMMA

Peterson Drops 19, but Women's Basketball Falls to USMMA


Rebecca Grimes scored a game-high 22 points to lead four players in double figures in the Merchant Marine Academy’s 70-56 victory over Catholic University on Senior Day at O’Hara Hall on Saturday.

The Mariners boosted their record to 10-14 and 2-11 in the Landmark Conference. CUA lost its sixth consecutive contest to drop to 12-10 and 4-7.

Janay Weathers, the Landmark’s leading rebounder (8.9 rpg), tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds. Brooke Picillo had 12 points, eight steals and seven boards and Emily Meehan scored 10 points.

Brianna Peterson paced the Cardinals with 19 points and eight rebounds. Jenny McGann added 13 points and Jill Woerner contributed 12 points and seven rebounds.

The Cards trailed 34-24 at the break and went down by 18 in the second half before cutting it to 48-42 with a little over 11 minutes remaining. They drew no closer.

CUA hosts the University of Scranton on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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