Kelly Picks Up First Career Win as Cardinals Beat Gallaudet

Kelly Picks Up First Career Win as Cardinals Beat Gallaudet

FREDERICK, Md. - Catholic University men's basketball senior Riley Hayes totaled his second-straight double double as the Cardinals posted an 80-60 victory over Gallaudet Saturday in the Battle of D.C. & Maryland hosted by Hood. The win was also the first in the career of head coach Aaron Kelly.

Catholic (1-2) improved its record to 39-6 against the Bison since the 1990-91 and extended its winning streak in the series to seven.

Hayes totaled 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win while adding five assists. He was named to the All-Tournament Team after totaling 40 points and 30 rebounds in two games, an average of 20.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per game.

Hayes was one of five Cardinals in double figure scoring as sophomore Will Mulquin added 14 points, six shy of his career-high set in a 69-64 win at Elizabethtown on Jan. 30, 2019. He also added six rebounds.

Senior Collin Hartmann added 13 points while senior Thomas Huerter had 11 and freshman Jack Kouba scored a career-high 10. Huerter and Kouba each made three three-pointers and combined to go 6-for-9 from behind the arc.

Catholic held a slim 35-33 lead at halftime, but outscored Gallaudet 45-27 in the second half. The Cardinals scored 25 points from the free throw line where they were 25-for-32, including 19-for-23 in the second half.

Gallaudet led 13-3 with 14:32 remaining in the first half before a 21-7 run, capped by a three-pointer from Kouba, gave the Cards a lead that they would not relinquish, 24-20 with 7:25 to play.

Mulquin scored all 12 of his points in the first half, going 4-for-6 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

Catholic scored 14 of the first 17 points to start the second half and take a 49-36 advantage on a three-pointer by Huerter with 17:12 left.

Huerter scored all 11 of his points in the second half while Hayes scored 14.

The Cardinals travel to Chester, Pa., on Wednesday for a non-conference contest against Widener beginning at 7 p.m.