Mary Washington 70, Catholic 65

Jan 14, 2004

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. -- Mary Washington's Evan Fowler hit the go-ahead bucket with 1:26 to play as the Eagles overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat 25th-ranked Catholic, 70-65, Wednesday night in a Capital Athletic Conference contest.

Catholic, which also led by as much as 10 points in the first half, saw the Eagles erase two double-figure holes.

Senior Blair Mills (Hebron, Md./Wicomico) and sophomores Patrick Satalin (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) and Shane Sowden (Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth's) all led CUA with 12 points apiece respectively.

After taking a 41-33 lead at the half, back-to-back three-pointers from senior Adam Dickman (Walkersville, Md./Thomas Johnson) and Satalin early in the stanza helped the Cardinals (10-4, 2-1 CAC) to its biggest lead of the game.

Trailing 49-38, Mary Washington rallied, using three straight treys to pull within two midway through the second half. The Eagles' Mike Lee connected on consecutive jumpers to finally give Mary Washington (8-5, 3-0 CAC) its first lead, 57-55, of the period.

The teams battled back and forth as the second half saw six ties and five lead changes.

Senior William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) gave CUA a 63-59 lead with 3:47 to play with his tough layin down in the paint. Morley finished with 11 points and seven boards before fouling out late in the game.

Two free throws by Jon Hurd and a big trey by Erik Rodriguez gave MWC a 64-63 lead with just two minutes to play.

Satalin gave Catholic its last lead of the game as his two trips to the free-throw line were good with 1:41 before Fowler would hit the game-winner, his only field goal of the contest, to put the Eagles on top for good.

Hurd scored a game-high 23 points including five treys as the Eagles shot 40% from the floor including 12 three-pointers.

Catholic, which hasn't lost back-to-back regular season games since the 1997-98 season, outrebounded Mary Washington, 41-30, but committed 25 turnovers.

The Cardinals will host Marymount this Saturday at the DuFour Center in CAC action at 4 p.m.