Cardinals Post First Win of the Season at Gallaudet, 96-69

Cardinals Post First Win of the Season at Gallaudet, 96-69

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic University men's basketball junior Bryan Easton scored a career-high 16 points and was one of four players in double figures as the Cardinals scored a season-high 96 points en route to a 96-69 victory over host Gallaudet on Sunday in the consolation game of the Battle of D.C. & Maryland.

Catholic (1-2), who scored at least 90 points for the sixth time in the last two seasons, scored 91 against the Bison in a 91-64 win at home a year ago.

Easton scored in double digits for the first time in his career, shattering his previous career high of five points scored in a 100-82 win at Hood on Nov. 19, 2017. He also added a career-high eight rebounds and five assists.

Meanwhile, junior Riley Hayes was named to the all-tournament team after posting his second consecutive double double and the seventh of his career with 19 points and 10 rebounds. In two tournament games, he averaged 22.5 points and 11.5 rebounds after totaling 26 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday.

Senior Jimmy Golaszewski had 18 points while senior Andre Mitchell added 17 points.

The Cardinals never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first three-plus minutes on a three-pointer by Golaszweski and a layup by Mitchell.

After Gallaudet (0-4) tied the game at 5-5, Catholic scored 21 of the next 25 points to take a 26-9 advantage with 6:35 remaining. The Cards would extend their lead to as many as 23 before taking a 46-26 halftime lead. They scored 20 of their points in the paint and 19 on the fast break.

Hayes (14) and Golaszweski (12) combined for 26 points as Hayes was 6-of-8 from the floor and Golaszweski hit on 4-of-7 three-point attempts.

Mitchell scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half while Easton added 11 in just 13 minutes. Freshman Will Mulquin scored seven of his career-high nine points in the half while sophomore Ceeja Beckett dished out five of his career-high seven assists.

Freshman Will Turgeon finished with five points and four rebounds, both career highs.

Catholic returns to action next Saturday, November 24 when it hosts Sarah Lawrence at Franny Murray Court beginning at 3 p.m.