Catholic 82, Salisbury 64

Dec. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON - Catholic rolled to its fifth consecutive victory as the No. 4 ranked Cardinals defeated Salisbury, 82-64, in a Capital Athletic Conference contest Wednesday night at the DuFour Center. Junior William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) scored a team-high 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting.

Morley scored the first six points for Catholic (5-0, 1-0 CAC) to ignite a 22-3 run to open the contest.

The Cardinals had their biggest lead of the half capped off by a Kevin Wise (Newtown, Pa./Notre Dame N.J.) 3-pointer with 5:31 in the period for a 39-10 lead. Wise finished with 10 points.

Senior Matt Hilleary, right, (Manassas, Va./Seton School) added 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

The second half saw the Sea Gulls (1-5, 0-1 CAC) use a 21-7 run to cut the CUA lead to 54-39 but could get no closer than 17 points.

Salisbury's Hasheem Alexander led all scorers with 20 points but was forced to leave late in the game with an injury.

For the game, the Cardinals shot 45% (29-of-64) and were successful on six of 20 from beyond the arc. The Sea Gulls were 23-for-60 (38%) and 7-for-23 in three-pointers.

It's Catholic's best start since going 6-0 to open the 1992-93 season, Lonergan's first as head coach.

Catholic returns to action on Saturday as they travel across town to play at Gallaudet in a CAC tilt at 4 p.m.