#15 Catholic 69, Greensboro 57
Jan 10, 2004
WASHINGTON --- No. 15 Catholic used William Morley's (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) 23 points as the Cardinals defeated Greensboro, 69-57, in the first day of the 2004 CUA Pepsi Classic here at the DuFour Center.
The senior was 8-of-14 from the floor and added four boards as the Cardinals rebounded from Thursday's loss at Susquehanna.
Catholic, which hasn't lost back-to-back games during the regular season since 1997-98, saw Morley net 14 of his points in the first half as CUA sprinted out to a 19-9 lead midway through the first half.
Marcellus Morgan helped to keep Greensboro (1-9) in striking distance, scoring 18 of his game-high 25 points in the second stanza. His three-pointer with 13:09 left pulled the Pride within 41-37.
But the Cardinals (10-2) used a 10-0 run capped off by sophomore Aaron Kelly's (Syracuse, N.Y./St. Thomas More) driving layup to build a 15-point lead with just over six minutes left. Kelly chipped in four points and two steals.
Sophomore Patrick Satalin (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) also finished in double figures, scoring 11 points and pulling down a career-high six rebounds.
Despite shooting a season-low 37.5% percent, the Cardinals held a 35-34 rebound edge and forced the Pride into 20 turnovers.
Earlier in day in the first game of the tournament, Kean used three starters in double figures to defeat Tufts, 71-51, to advance to the championship game tomorrow against Catholic at 4 p.m. Greensboro and Tufts will do battle in the consolation game at 2 p.m.