Catholic 65, Gallaudet 58

Feb 25, 2003

WASHINGTON - Catholic survived an upset bid by Gallaudet, as the Cardinals were 65-58 winners over the Bison in a Capital Athletic Conference Tournament first-round game Tuesday night at the DuFour Center. Junior William Morley scored 18 points while senior Matt Hilleary added 10 points as the ninth-ranked Cardinals were just 19-of-43 from the floor for the game.

The Bison zipped out to a 11-4 lead and led throughout the entire first half as Gallaudet came out gunning, connecting on three-straight treys early in the period to open a 20-11 lead. Anton Jackson would give Gallaudet its biggest lead as his layup on the next possession made it a 22-11 Bison lead.

Will Morley, above, reverses for two of his 18 points

Craig Avallone's only bucket of the night, a three-pointer right before the half, cut the Bison lead to just two at 29-27 at the break.

The Cardinals (23-3) used an 8-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 34-31, capped off by Adam Dickman's trey at the 15:37 mark.

Gallaudet (5-21) made it a four-point game at 58-54 with just under a minute but Avallone, Patrick Satalin, and Blair Mills, combined to go 7-of-8 from the free-throw line down the stretch to ice the game.

For the game, the Cardinals were 22-of-27 from the line but committed 19 turnovers to the Bison's 18 mistakes.