St. Mary's wins CAC, Division III spot

March 01, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Junior Erica Pearson (Walt Whitman) registered her 18th double double -- 20 points, 14 rebounds -- of the season to lead host St. Mary's to a 77-50 win over Mary Washington to capture the Capital Athletic Conference tournament title yesterday and earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Tied at 8 after 4 1/2 minutes, the Seahawks (20-7) went on 35-16 run to take a 43-24 lead over Mary Washington (20-7) at the half. St. Mary's shot 65.5 percent from the field in the first half. The Seahawks extended their 19-point halftime lead to 21 in the opening minutes of the second half.

MARY WASHINGTON -- Grace 1-4 1-2 4, Sellers 4-11 1-2 10, Stover 4-7 5-8 13, Caufield 6-16 4-11 16, Huley 1-2 0-0 2, Kenney 0-3 4-4 4, Harrington 0-3 0-0 0, Seale 0-1 1-2 1, Sullins 0-0 0-0 0, Yorg 0-0 0-0 0, Price 0-2 0-0 0, Hollenbeck 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 16-49 16-31 50.

ST. MARY'S -- Johnson 3-7 6-8 13, Brown 3-6 3-4 11, Pearson 10-19 0-2 20, VanWambeke 1-3 0-0 2, Heffernan 2-4 1-2 5, Francis 6-8 0-2 15, Whitehurst 1-3 0-0 2, Kilroy 1-1 0-0 2, McCatty 1-2 1-1 3, Richardson 1-1 0-0 2, Jensen 0-0 0-0 0, McCormick 0-0 0-0 0, Ballard 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 29-55 13-21 77.

Halftime--St. Mary's, 43-24. Rebounds--MW 28 (Sellers 7); SM 41 (Pearson 14). Assists--MW 4 (Kenney 2); SM 22 (Heffernan 5). A--300.

Pub Date: 3/01/98

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