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.
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2001-02 Results (26-3, 13-1 CAC)
|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|
|Jan. 6||N.C. Wesleyan 67, Swarthmore 55|
Catholic 62, Edgewood 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|
|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|
|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
|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