WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic University men's basketball senior Jimmy Golaszewski scored a game-high 22 points in just 24 minutes to lead the Cardinals to a 77-54 nonconference victory over Gettysburg Sunday at Franny Murray Court.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Catholic (3-5) who totaled 27 points off of 19 Gettysburg turnovers and held a commanding 23-point halftime lead, 42-19. The last time the Cardinals allowed 19 points or less in a half came back on Jan. 20, 2018 versus Scranton in a 72-56 victory at home.
Golaszewski posted his first 20-point game of the season and the eighth of his career, scoring 12 of the Cards' first 13 points as they jumped out to a 13-1 lead in the game's first 4:22. Freshman Will Turgeon followed with a three-pointer just 37 seconds later to push the advantage to 16-1 before he adding two free throws with 1:29 remaining in the first half to give Catholic its largest lead at 25 points, 42-17.
Golaszewski totaled 16 points in the first half while Turgeon added seven to go along with four rebounds.
A total of 10 players scored for the Cardinals, including junior Ross Gerber who netted his first six points of the season off the bench. Catholic was able to play 16 of the 18 players in uniform Sunday with each getting at least two minutes of action. Freshmen Trevor Brink and Sam Golden both made their collegiate debuts today.
Turgeon finished with seven points, four rebounds and three assists while junior Riley Hayes had seven points, seven rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the Cardinals totaled a season-high seven blocks.
Sophomore Justin Pryor scored a season-high eight points, just three shy of his career high.
Catholic never trailed in the game and led for all but 1:20.
The Cardinals return to action on Tuesday, December 18 when they host a nonconference contest against Ferrum beginning at 5 p.m.