Catholic rolls past Gallaudet

Dec. 7, 2002

WASHINGTON - A big second-half propelled No. 4 Catholic over Gallaudet, 83-47, Saturday afternoon in a Capital Athletic Conference tilt. The Cardinals now have won their first six games of the season, tying the best start under head coach Mike Lonergan's first at season Catholic in 1992-93.

Four Cardinals finished in double figures for the second consecutive game led by Kevin Wise (Newtown, Pa./Notre Dame N.J.), who tallied a game-high 18 points. The senior, left, was 5-for-7 from the floor and connected on three 3-pointers, all in the first half.

The two teams traded baskets early in the half. The Bison's Robert Haney driving layup gave Gallaudet a 10-8 lead. From there, Catholic went on an 18-2 run.

Gallaudet (1-6, 0-2 CAC) climbed within nine at 34-25, but consecutive 3-pointers from Wise helped the Cardinals to a 15-point lead at the break, 40-25.

A 19-8 run to open the second half put Catholic ahead for good.

The Cardinals shot 16-for-31 (51.6%) in the second frame en route to going 27-for-58 (46.6%) for the game.

Haney finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Gallaudet.

For Catholic, senior All American Matt Hilleary (Manassas, Va./Seton School) chipped in 16 points, five rebounds, and four blocks. Junior William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) added 10 points and six rebounds while freshman Matt Tanner (Eldersburg, Md./St. Maria Goretti) totaled 14 points.

The longest win streak to open a season is 10 games set back in 1927-28.

Catholic (6-0, 2-0 CAC) resumes action tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 8, with a non-conference game with Ithaca at the DuFour Center at 2 p.m.