WASHINGTON, D.C. - An early run by the Catholic University women's basketball team fell short Saturday afternoon as the Frostburg Bobcats came out on top, 61-36.
The contest started with a scoring run from each team in the first quarter. The Cardinals (4-4) scored the game's first nine points to take an early lead.
Freshman Luca Mamula hit two free throws to put Catholic up 9-0. The forward led the team with 11 points, shooting 5-6 at the free-throw line.
Frostburg (7-2) answered with a 13-point run of their own to close the quarter with a 13-9 lead.
Senior Emily O'Connor provided a spark off the bench to regain the lead early in the second period. Junior Mollie Reynolds found her for a layup to put Catholic up 15-14. In the next possession, O'Connor gathered a rebound and quickly passed to junior Sydney Poindexter for another layup.
The visitors responded again to close the half on a 14-2 run for a 28-19 at the break.
Frostburg won the game on the boards, outrebounding Catholic 46-34. The Bobcats made the most of the rebounds to come up with 28 second chance points compared to Catholic's nine.
Juniors Megan Stafford and Poindexter both added six points each, but foul trouble didn't help the Cardinals get back into the contest. Frostburg outscored Catholic 17-2 in the third quarter and held on for a 61-36 victory.
The Cardinals were efficient at the stripe, shooting 11-15 for a 79% mark at the line.
Next up for Catholic is a game against local foe Gallaudet on Saturday, December 15 on the road, tip-off at 4 p.m.
Cardinal fans are encouraged to follow all Catholic Athletics and sign up for "email-alerts" that sends the latest news directly to your phone, tablet or device. You can also get the latest info, live stats, and video by downloading the Cardinals Front Row Mobile App! Also, be sure to follow the Cardinals on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!