Cardinals fall just short at buzzer Dec. 4, 2002


WASHINGTON - All-American guard Amy Campion came one assist and two steals short of a quadruple-double and hit a pair of free throws with 10.9 seconds remaining as No. 24-ranked Salisbury edged Catholic University 72-70 in a Capital Athletic Conference women's basketball game at the DuFour Center.

Catholic led by as many as nine points, 61-52, with 7:33 left in the game before the Sea Gulls (4-1, 1-0 CAC) hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 10-0 run. The Cardinals (2-2, 0-1) battled back with a layup by senior forward Carol Schnepp and a pair of Anne Maguire, left, free throws to take a 65-62 lead with three minutes remaining. Salisbury answered with a layup and a pair of free throws before sophomore forward Pam Kenney hit back-to-back layups to give the Sea Gulls a 70-67 lead.

Following a timeout, Salisbury appeared close to forcing a turnover before Schnepp hit a 23-foot heave to tie the game at 70-70 with 27 seconds remaining. But the Cardinals were whistled for a foul on the perimeter and Campion hit her free throws to give the Sea Gulls the lead. A shot with two seconds left went wide for Catholic.

The Cardinals were led by 16 points apiece from Schnepp and freshman guard Lindsay DiRomualdo, while senior forward Jackie Yacenda came off the bench to add 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the floor. DiRomualdo was 4-for-8 from 3-point range and added a team-high five steals. Salisbury got a game-high 21 points from Campion and Kenney, as well as a game-high 14 rebounds, nine assists and eight steals from Campion. She shot 7-for-19 from the floor and was just 4-for-9 from the line before hitting the final two shots.

The Cardinals (2-2) return to action on Saturday, Dec. 7, as they travel to Gallaudet University in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup at 2 p.m.

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