Christendom basketball returned in force before Thanksgiving break, with both men’s and women’s teams jumping off to 2-0 records to start their seasons. That start was thanks in part to the outstanding performance of freshman phenom Catherine Thomas, who earned USCAA Player of the Week honors for her performances to start the season.

Thomas was simply on a different level than the rest of the competition in the first two games of the season for the women’s basketball team, scoring 23.0 PPG, 31 rebounds, 13 steals, 12 assists, and 14 blocks. In both games, Thomas left the court with a triple-double at the end of the night, including in Christendom’s 95-point win over Patrick Henry — the most points ever scored in a Christendom women’s basketball game.

Christendom spread the scoring throughout the record-setting game, with Agnes Wingate leading all scorers with 20 points and Thomasnot far behind her with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 steals, while also leading the team with 7 assists. Miranda Keller notched a double-double, with 17 points, and 11 rebounds, while Kate Walz had 13 points of her own.

After going 2-0 to start their season, the women’s basketball team is off to the best start in the team’s recorded history.

On the men’s side, Christendom played their home opener against Patrick Henry right before break, after defeating the team on the road to start their season. After a shaky start to the game, Christendom took control of the game, with John Paul Vander Woude leading the way for Christendom with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Peter Ethridge and Joe Dotson both scored 20 points each as well, resulting in 64 combined points for the three guards. By the end of the game, Christendom walked away with a 77-47 victory, giving them an undefeated start to the year.

The men’s team will next take on NCAA opponent McDaniel College on the road on December 2, while the women’s team will take on Central Penn at home on December 1.

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