|Freshman Cajou shoots Mount St. Mary's over Monmouth|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 01 March 2008 16:53|
Sam Atupem added 14 points and Shawn Atupem had 10 for Mount St. Mary's (15-14, 11-7 Northeast Conference). Senior guard Chris Vann managed only nine points in his final regular-season home game, but grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds.
Whitney Coleman and Yaniv Simpson had 18 points each to lead Monmouth (7-23, 4-14).
Cajou hit a 3-pointer from the left wing, scored on a fastbreak layup, made a short jumper, and then swished a 3-pointer from the right wing just before the shot clock expired. He went 9-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line.
Mount St. Mary's got 54 bench points to wrap up their regular season with a winning record for the first time since 1996-97. The Mountaineers will face fifth-seeded Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Monmouth will be the eighth seed and play at top-seeded Robert Morris.