Hilleary named to D-III All-American, All-Region teams


Photo by Jennifer Howes, The Tower
Matt Hilleary takes two of his game-high 17 points to the basket against Clark.

Clark ends Catholic's season in Sweet 16
WASHINGTON - Dave McNamara scored a team-high 18 points and Trevor Walker 17 as Clark University slipped past Catholic University 75-72 in an Atlantic Sectional semifinal at DuFour Center on Friday.

The win avenges the Cougars' (23-5) loss to CUA in the Northeast Sectional final last year and sets up a matchup with Elizabethtown here Saturday at 7 p.m. The winner advances to the Division III Final Four next Friday in Salem, Va.

Elizabethtown (27-2) got a 3-pointer from Bob Porambo (22 points) with four seconds left to lift the Blue Jays past Cabrini 87-85. The Cavaliers finished 19-12.

CUA, suffering its first home loss this season, finished 26-3. Matt Hilleary led the Cardinals with 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. It was his 13th double-double of the year.

Tied at 72, the Cards turned the ball over twice in the final 50 seconds. After a steal by Rob Skowyra, Chris Bagdis hit one of two free throws to give Clark a 73-72 lead with 25 seconds to go. Trevor Walker notched another steal, was fouled and hit two free throws with six seconds left.

Skowyra blocked Bobby Henning's final 3-point attempt to send the Cougars to their second consecutive Elite Eight. Skowyra registered eight points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Bagdis finished with 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Henning had eight points and eight assists.

William Morley led CUA with a game-high 20 points and seven boards. His layup with 9:44 remaining handed the Cardinals their final lead of the game, 58-57. McNamara, who hit 5 of 10 from the 3-point line, answered with a trey and Sean Fleming's two free throws put Clark up 62-58 at the 7:24 mark.

CUA shot an uncharacteristic 57.1 % (12 of 21) from the foul line, its worst performance of the season. Clark hit 18 of 25 (72.0 %), with their final four points coming from the line. The Cougars, who led 36-33 at halftime, were 11 of 25 (44.0 %) from beyond the arc, while the Cards were just 6 of 19 (31.6 %).

CUA's winning percentage of 89.7 is a school record.

Previous releases:
Hilleary, Henning, Wise earn All-Conference honors
Cardinals receive first-round bye in NCAA Tournament 
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2001-02 Results (26-3, 13-1 CAC)

Date Opponent Location Time
Nov. 16 at William Paterson Wayne, N.J. L, 71-68
Nov. 19 Harlem Globetrotters (Exhibition) DuFour Center 90-46 L
Nov. 25 Scranton DuFour Center W, 90-83 (OT)
Nov. 28 at York (Pa.) * York, Pa. W, 72-69
Dec. 1 Goucher * DuFour Center W, 86-67
Dec. 4 at Villa Julie Stevenson, Md. W, 80-60
Dec. 6 Haverford DuFour Center W, 77-50
Dec. 8 at Western Maryland Westminster, Md. W, 90-55
Dec. 15 Lebanon Valley DuFour Center W, 76-59
Dec. 17 Lycoming DuFour Center W, 87-70
CUA Pepsi Classic
Jan. 5 Edgewood 74, N.C. Wesleyan 64
Catholic 88, Swarthmore 53
DuFour Center   74-64
W, 88-53
Jan. 6 N.C. Wesleyan 67, Swarthmore 55
Catholic 62, Edgewood 59
 
DuFour Center

67-55 
W, 62-59

Jan. 9 at Salisbury * Salisbury, Md. W, 90-79
Jan. 12 Gallaudet * DuFour Center W, 104-63
Jan. 14 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. W, 84-79
Jan. 16 at Mary Washington * Fredericksburg, Va. W, 81-63
Jan. 19 Marymount * DuFour Center W, 86-67
Jan. 23 St. Mary's (Md.) * DuFour Center W, 88-62
Jan. 26 at Goucher * Towson, Md. W, 92-85 (OT)
Jan. 30 York (Pa.) * DuFour Center W, 94-78
Feb. 2 at Gallaudet * Washington, D.C. W, 91-71
Feb. 6 Salisbury * DuFour Center W, 75-64
Feb. 9 at Marymount * Arlington, Va. L, 79-70
Feb. 13 Mary Washington * DuFour Center W, 70-47
Feb. 16 at St. Mary's (Md.) * St. Mary's City, Md. W, 102-76
CAC Tournament
Feb. 19 St. Mary's (Md.) # DuFour Center W, 85-65
Feb. 21 Goucher # DuFour Center W, 77-61
Feb. 23 Marymount # DuFour Center W, 64-56
NCAA Tournament
March 2 Hampden-Sydney + DuFour Center W, 74-68
March 8 Elizabethtown, Cabrini + DuFour Center 87-85
March 8 Clark + DuFour Center L, 75-72
March 9 Elizabethtown, Clark + DuFour Center 94-90

% CUA Pepsi Classic
# CAC Tournament
* Conference games
+ NCAA Tournament
Home games in bold

2001-02 Roster

# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/High School
10 Bobby Henning G 5-7 130 Fr. Bricktown, N.J./East Brunswick
11 Adam Dickman G 5-11 165 So. Walkersville, Md./Thomas Johnson
15 Tim Burke G 6-0 165 Fr. Wall, N.J./Christian Bros. Acad.
21 William Morley F 6-5 220 So. Olney, Md./Good Counsel
22 Kevin Wise G 6-4 170 Jr. Newtown, Pa./Notre Dame (N.J.)
23 Craig Avallone G 6-2 190 Jr. Lincroft, N.J./Christian Bros. Acad.
24 Will Jawando G/F 6-0 185 Fr. Manchester, Md./St. John's (D.C.)
25 Kyle Hyland G 6-0 170 So. Annapolis, Md./Severn
32 Nick Mimmo G 6-3 182 Fr. Linwood, N.J./Holy Spirit
33 Matt Hilleary F/C 6-6 203 Jr. Manassas, Va./Seton School
34 Chris Altenburger F 6-5 210 Jr. Medford, N.J./Shawnee
42 Blair Mills F 6-4 195 So. Hebron, Md./Wicomico
43 Ben Gibson G 6-2 180 So. Medford, N.J./Shawnee
52 Jeff Baccash C 6-7 203 Fr. Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel

Head Coach: Mike Lonergan (Catholic '88)
Assistant Coaches: Marty Moyers, Bob Wagner, G.J. Kissal, Steve Howes
Captains: Craig Avallone, Matt Hilleary
Managers: Robert Hay

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