Cardinal's season comes to a close in loss Feb 27, 2003

SALSIBURY, MD. - Catholic fell just short in their upset attempt at top-seeded Salisbury as the Sea Gulls defeated the Cardinals, 54-49, in a Capital Athletic Conference Semifinal game.

Freshman Lindsay DiRomualdo scored a team-high 12 points but her three-pointer with seven seconds remaining in a 51-49 game did not fall as the Sea Gulls have knocked out the Cardinals of the CAC Tournament for the second year in a row.

The Sea Gulls' Amy Campion led all scorers with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Catholic opened the game by scoring the first seven points but Salisbury answered by going on a 19-4 run to open an eight-point lead. The Cardinals went on a run of their own, outscoring the Sea Gulls, 7-0, in the last three minutes of the half to cut the SU lead to one but Campion's three-pointer gave Salisbury a 26-22 lead at the half.

After Stephanie Ellis' layup to give Salisbury its biggest lead of the half at 36-27, Catholic answered the call once again as freshman Anne Maguire drained her second trey of the game to cut the Sea Gull lead to 41-39 with just over 11 minutes to play.

Haley Jones' bucket underneath made it a 50-49 SU lead with 2:42 to play. Jones finished with six points and seven boards.

Christen Barney hit two free-throws to give the Sea Gulls a 52-49 lead with one minute in the game.

DiRomualdo gave Catholic one last chance, but her three-pointer was no good. Campion would grab the miss and get fouled, where she iced the game with her two buckets from the charity stripe with five seconds left.

Junior Kathleen McGlynn added seven points and six rebounds while freshman Gloria Schnepp chipped in six points and seven boards. Senior Carol Schnepp scored five points and hauled in four caroms in the loss.

Catholic ends the season at 13-14 while Salisbury goes to 23-4 on the season.