If anyone in the Capital Athletic Conference questioned how good Mary Washington (8-0, 4-0) is, let Saturday’s contest be an answer. The Eagles dominated Marymount (6-2, 3-1) from the tip, limiting the Saints to 2-of-11 shooting in the first quarter and building a 16-5 advantage. MU had its runs, even pulling to within three at one point, but No. 16 MWU had too easy of a time in the 54-45 home win.

The Saints shot 37 percent from the floor, but got to the free throw line only nine times. The Eagles controlled the boards 42-28, and outscored the visitors 15-6 on second chance points. The home team earned 14 trips to the line, compared to MU’s nine.

When MWU went to the stripe, the team hit 82 percent.

Elizabeth Dofflemyer converted 16 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to lead all scorers. Brianne Comden scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Leah Hurst (St. Mary’s Annapolis) notched 15 points to pace the Saints, and Regan Lohr (Urbana) added 11 points. Nicole Viscuso nabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Cards win another

Catholic University's women’s Basketball team scored 50 second half points to rally to an 85-71 win over Neumann in Acton, Pa., Sunday. The Cardinals outscored the Knight 26-8 in the decisive third period. Neumann was limited to just 2-of-17 shots from the floor, after shooting 48 percent in the first half.

Melissa Errico scored a team-high 26 points while pulling down six rebounds and dishing two assists for the 7-1 Cards. Michelle DeSantis made a team-high six assists and scored 14 points. Mollie Reynolds entered in off the bench with 10 points, all from the free throw line, and four rebounds. Lauren Legler led the Knights with 21 points, including six three-pointers.

Nafisa Saunders added 17 points. Aailya Hayes notched a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Catholic started the game on an 8-0 run, but the Knights (3-5) answered with a 21-9 run in the next 8:30 to put the Cards on their heels. Neumann rallied and took a 39-29 led with less than two minutes left in the first half.

CU chipped away at the lead and finally took control for good on an Errico layup with 5:09 to play in the third. Catholic seemed to solve its shooting problems from the game before hitting .475 percent from the floor. The Cards controlled the boards 45-32.

So close

Gallaudet came to within 1:44 of pulling the upset of the year. The 1-7 Bison gave the 7-1 Susquehanna River Hawks all they wanted in Washington, D.C., Dec. 10. SU’s Nikki Komara took control in the fourth period with 10 points. Janine Conway hit a layup with 1:44 giving her team the lead for good.

Komara finished with a season-high 17 points with a season and game-high eight assists. Local women Angie Schedler (TC Williams) and Lexi Biggs-Garcia (Langley) made the best of their homecoming.

Schedler added 12 points and Biggs-Garcia contributed 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds for SU.

Jakkisha Smith led the Bison with 18 point games. She also contributed five assists and four steals. Kelsey Hudson grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds to go with 13 points and two steals. Kori Koss recorded her first collegiate double-double with a career-high 14 points and 11 rebounds. Kelli Barnes added 12 points and six rebounds for GU.

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