Free throw shooting was the difference as St. Albans defeated Georgetown Prep, 67-56, in an IAC game last night at Georgetown Prep.

The Bulldogs (13-5, 6-3) shot 18 of 20 from the line in the fourth quarter after the Little Hoyas had cut the St. Albans lead to one.

St. Albans was 21 of 24 from the line for the game compared to Prep's nine for 18.

"We try to work on pressure situations in practice," said St. Albans Coach Bob Brown. "We put them in a situation where you don't make them, you run."

The Little Hoyas cut the Bulldogs' lead to 45-44 after consecutive three-pointers by Tripp Shreves and Marc Richards. With the Little Hoyas already in the bonus, they sent the Bulldogs to the line the next five times down court. St. Albans responded by hitting 10 of 10.

After Mark Williams' layup, the Bulldogs got 12 straight points and a 57-44 lead with 2:02 left in the game. The Bulldogs were led by reserve Jason Raymond, who scored 17 points, and Ben Rein (15).

The Little Hoyas led early, going on a 15-2 run to take a 19-8 lead. Shreves scored all nine of his first-half points during that run.

The Bulldogs, who were dominated on the boards for the first quarter, fought back powered by Raymond, who scored 10 of St. Albans' next 15 points, pulling within 31-26 at the half.

St. John's 51, McNamara 38:

The Cadets, improving their record to 11-11, upset the eighth-ranked Mustangs, 51-38, in a Metro Conference game at McNamara (19-4). Steve Strachan led St. John's, which played without leading scorer Jeff Hall who was ill.