Washington, D.C. – Sophomore Marché Pearson's (Laurel, Md./Laurel) near double-double highlighted the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team's 62-37 loss at The Catholic University of America Tuesday night in non-conference action.
Pearson tallied career-bests of 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals while junior forward Joanna Murray (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) chipped in six points and three boards. Pearson's nine caroms were a game-best.
Catholic (4-1) raced out to a 17-2 lead at 13:07 of the first half and never looked back en route to its fourth consecutive win of the season. The Cardinals have outscored their opponents on average by 13.6 points.
Pearson notched six of her 10 points and a third of her rebounds as well as all three of her steals to pace the Seahawks (1-5) in the first half. St. Mary's headed into the locker room down 32-18 at halftime.
St. Mary's hopes to get back in the win column on Saturday, December 3 when the Seahawks open up Capital Athletic Conference action by welcoming Stevenson University to the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena. Tip-off is set for 2:00 pm.