Catholic 58, St. Mary's 49

Jan 21, 2004

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD. -- Senior William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) scored 22 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to help Catholic snap a three-game losing streak, holding off St. Mary's College, 58-49, in a Capital Athletic Conference contest.

The forward was 8-of-15 shooting, connecting on the team's only trey, while hauling in a career-high 16 rebounds and recording three steals.

Catholic (11-5, 3-2 CAC) opened up a 24-22 halftime lead but the Seahawks stayed within striking distance in the second half as both teams had trouble finding a scoring groove. The teams combined to shoot under 37% for the game.

Free throws helped both teams accumulate the scoring as majority of the teams' points came at the charity stripe. After making 12 trips to the line in the first half, St. Mary's was only 3-of-4 compared to a 15-of-20 performance by Catholic in the second stanza. For the game CUA was 25-of-33.

Blair Mills' (Hebron, Md./Wicomico) long jumper just inside the three-point line gave the Cardinals, which never trailed in the second period, a 50-44 lead with 1:47 in the game. The senior tallied nine points, a blocked shot, and a steal.

John Farina led the Seahawks (4-9, 2-3 CAC) with 23 points on 10-of 18 shooting.

The Cardinals resume action this Saturday as they travel to Towson, Md. to take on Goucher in CAC action at 7:30 p.m.