Catholic 75, Gallaudet 67

Dec 6, 2003

WASHINGTON --- Catholic won its sixth game in a row, using four starters in double figures to hold off Gallaudet, 75-67, in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at the DuFour Center.

Sophomore Matt Tanner (Eldersburg, Md./St. Maria Goretti) scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Cardinals to its 20th straight win over Gallaudet.

Seniors William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) netted 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Blair Mills (Hebron, Md./Wicomico) contributed 11 points, five assists, and four caroms. Sophomore Patrick Satalin (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) also finished in double-figure scoring, registering 10 points.

Robert Haney Jr. led the Bison (3-4, 0-2 CAC) with 24 points and 11 rebounds, both game highs, along with six assists, two blocked shots, and two steals as the teams met for the 108th time. CUA leads the all-time series now 92-16.

Gallaudet used the momentum of Stephen DaSilva's trey right before the buzzer at the half to cap a 7-0 run to cut the CUA lead to 39-27 at the break.

The Bison (3-4, 0-2 CAC) kept etching away in the second half, using an 11-2 run early in the stanza to pull within 49-42. But Catholic answered right back with nine straight points to take a 58-42 lead with 7:43 to play.

DaSilva would hit from downtown again, his third on the night, to once again give Gallaudet life, pulling the pesky Bison within seven at 58-51 with just under five minutes to play.

Haney would drain his fourth trey of the game with nine seconds remaining to put the Bison at 73-67, but two free throws by Adam Dickman (Walkersville, Md./Thomas Johnson) on the next CUA possession would help ice the game.

Catholic shot 26-of-56 (46.4%) for the game but was outrebounded for the first time this season (37-29) and was just 16-of-29 from the free-throw line.

Next up for the Cardinals is North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday, November 14th here at the DuFour Center. Start time is scheduled for 2 p.m.