HAVERFORD, Pa. - Catholic University women's basketball senior Sydney Poindexter totaled 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Cardinals led for all but 2:30 en route to a 72-65 road win over Haverford Tuesday at Calvin J. Gooding '84 Arena.
Catholic (7-0) led for 37:30 and the game was tied for 1:42.
The Fords (4-2), who entered the game receiving votes in the latest d3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, lost for just the eighth time in their last 38 games at home dating back to the 2016-17 season.
Poindexter totaled her third double in the last four games, averaging 16.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over that stretch. She scored 12 of Catholic's 24 points in the second quarter as the Cardinals led by 19 at the half, 48-29.
The defending Centennial Conference champions entered the game ranked fourth in Division III, allowing opponents a mere 41.4 points per game.
The Fords rallied in the third quarter, cutting their deficit to seven. They outscored Catholic, 19-9, after holding the Cards to just 4-of-20 shooting from the floor.
However, led by three points from freshman Samantha McCarter and two each from freshmen Amelia Baldo and Rachel Bussanich, the Cardinals opened the fourth by scoring seven of the first 10 points to push their lead to 64-51 with 5:16 remaining.
A free throw by freshman Erin Thompson put Catholic in front by 14 as the team was able to withstand Haverford's 11-4 run over the final 3:36 on its way to a seventh-straight regular season road win.
Anna-Sophia Capizzi, the reigning Centennial Conference player of the week, led four players in double figures for the Fords with 20 points. Julianna Clark had 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Following its six-game road trip, the Cardinals open a five-game homestand on Tuesday, December 3 against former Capital Athletic Conference rival Salisbury. Tipoff is at 6 p.m., inside the DuFour Center.