Saints Take Out Gophers in Opening Round

Saints Take Out Gophers in Opening Round

Swan Leads All Scorers with 23-Point Performance

February 20, 2007 

ARLINGTON, VA — Goucher was bounced from the Capital Athletic Conference championship tournament in the opening round for the ninth time in the past 10 years when the Gophers suffered an 80-54 loss this evening to second-seeded Marymount.

At the outset, the Gophers showed every intention of staying with the Saints (17-9). Goucher's first possession produced a three-point basket by Maura Fair (West Chester, PA/Henderson).

The Gophers (4-20) twice stretched their lead to six points in the opening moments of the contest before the Saints went on an 11-2 run to assume a 15-12 advantage midway through the first half.

Goucher went ahead for a final time on a three-pointer by Fair that made the score 17-15 with 9:48 remaining before halftime, but from that point though the end of the period, the Saints outscored the Gophers, 30-2, to pull ahead by 28 points at the break.

The entire second half, Marymount's lead fluctuated between 24 and 37 points.

Goucher's Shadae Swan (Baltimore, MD/St. Frances Academy) led all scorers as she tallied 23 points in the loss. Fair supplied the Gophers with 15 points.

Kathleen Brown achieved a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds for Marymount, which advances to face York in the CAC semifinals. The Spartans defeated St. Mary's, 74-53, in one of this evening's other first-round contests.