Susquehanna 79, #15 Catholic 63

Jan 8, 2004

SELINSGROVE, PA. -- No.15 Catholic had their nine-game win streak come to an end as Susquehanna held the Cardinals to a season-low point total in a 79-63 win Thursday night.

The Crusaders' Chris Zimmerman was one one five starters in double digits, scoring a game high 19 points.

Catholic shot 47.3% but only connected on just three three-pointers, a season-low, and were outrebounded for just the second time this season (46-26).

Senior William Morley (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) grinded out 15 points and eight boards to lead the Cardinals (9-2).

A 16-2 run by Susquehanna (9-2) midway in the first half broke open a close 18-18 game.

Blair Mills' (Hebron, Md./Wicomico) layup right before the half cut the deficit to 36-27 at the break. The senior netted 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

Nich Griffiths gave the Crusaders its biggest lead of the game at 53-35 on his third trey of the contest with just over 12 minutes remaining. Griffiths (15 points), Bubba Mills (15 points/13 rebounds), Phil Sander (11 points/12 rebounds) and the Susquehanna squad shot 38.1% for the game but had plenty of put-back chances due to 22 offensive rebounds compared to Catholic's six.

The Cardinals return home this weekend to host the 2004 CUA Pepsi Classic. The 17th annual winter tournament begins this Saturday, January 10th featuring Tufts against Kean in the first game at 2 p.m. and Greensboro vs. Catholic at 4 p.m. The consolation and championship games conclude Sunday, January 11th starting at 2 p.m.

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