Kate Guggino scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds last night and host Goucher won its first Capital Athletic Conference playoff game in eight years, 52-49, over Mary Washington at the Sports and Recreation Center in Towson.
The Gophers (15-9) claimed the lead for good with 2:46 remaining and Guggino clinched it with two free throws with 19 seconds left.
Debbie Bruen led the Eagles (12-13) with 23 points.
Catholic 66, St. Mary's 54: Lindsay DiRomualdo scored 24 points as the host Cardinals (21-5) took their opening-round game of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. Megan Baskins led St. Mary's (6-19) with 17 points, but the Seahawks fell behind early and could not recover.
York 78, Salisbury 68: The host Spartans (15-10) advanced to the CAC semifinals behind 17 points from Ashley Robertson and 14 from Heather Kessler. Julie Waters led the Sea Gulls (13-13) with 22 points. The Spartans will play at Catholic in the tournament semifinals tomorrow.
College of Notre Dame 66, Trinity 62: Catherine Vecchioni hit the go-ahead free throws with 1:19 remaining and the host and fourth-seeded Gators (14-10) advanced to the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference semifinals. Morgan Smith had 15 points for Trinity (9-14).
Johns Hopkins 67, Franklin & Marshall 50: In a preview of Saturday's Centennial Conference semifinal, the host Blue Jays (22-2, 17-1) ran their winning streak to 10. Amy Abernathy had game-highs of 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Diplomats (12-11, 12-6).
Fayetteville State 96, Bowie State 73: Monica Mason scored 26 points to lead five double-figure scorers, lifting the Lady Broncos (15-11) into the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association semifinals. Allsyon Hardy followed her 50-point performance Monday with 27 for the Bulldogs (14-15).
Hood 81, Christendom 76: The visiting Blazers finished their first season 13-11. Dennis Tressler scored 23 points. David Wilson, Darnell Edmonds and Santo Provenzano added 15 apiece for Hood. Christendom is 13-13.
Washington College 97, McDaniel 89: Jonathan Webb scored a game-high 28 points for the Shoremen (10-15, 7-11 Centennial Conference). McDaniel fell to 6-19, 3-15.