Catholic 73, St. Mary's 61

Feb 14, 2004

WASHINGTON --- Sophomore Shane Sowden (Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth) notched his first career double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 boards to help Catholic win its eighth straight in a 73-61 win over St. Mary's in a Capital Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at the DuFour Center.

The center was 6-of-8 shooting and added two blocks and two steals. Teammate William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) notched a team-high 19 points as CUA won its sixth in a row over the Seahawks.

Senior William Morley drives for a bucket against St. Mary's.
(Photo by Chris Parillo MP Sports Photography)

St. Mary's (7-14, 5-7 CAC) jumped out to a 14-7 lead before Catholic closed the half, outscoring the Seahawks 38-9, to take a 45-23 lead at the break. The Cardinals shot a blazing 16-of-30 (53%) in the first 20 minutes.

A three-pointer and a bucket inside on back-to-back possessions by Morley gave the Cardinals their biggest lead of the game, 50-25, with 18 minutes to play.

The Seahawks' Joe Farina scored a game-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting and 10-of 13 from the free-throw line.

He helped St. Mary's keep it close late in the game, as SMC went on a 14-1 run over the last four minutes to close the contest.

Senior Adam Dickman (Walkersville, Md./Thomas Johnson) and sophomore Patrick Satalin (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) had four of the team's six three-pointers as each drained two apiece.

Catholic travels to York, Pa. to face York College this Wednesday, February 18th with an 8 p.m. tipoff.