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No.2 Cabrini men’s basketball fights back from deficit to win 75-74 at Rosemont

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The No.2 Cabrini Cavaliers showed grit and determination to stay undefeated after fighting back from their largest deficit of the season to win Saturday’s game 75-74 at Rosemont College. With the win the Cavaliers improve to 18-0 on the season while being 12-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

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Junior Vinny Walls tallied 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the win against the Ravens. (Dan Luner/Photo Editor)

Another Senior Vernon Robinson was the game’s unsung hero playing 14 minutes, while nabbing a career high 10 points, seven of which points came in the final 2:30 of the game.

Throughout the first half momentum swayed from team to team with there being six lead changes and nine ties. With 3:45 left in the half the score being 31-28 in favor of Rosemont. Rosemont then sparked a 13-0 run to push the lead to 41-31. Sophomore Brad Fagan hit a corner three pointer to cut the deficit to 41-34 after one half of play.

The Cavaliers held strong after a quick Rosemont bucket to start off the second half. Led by Robinson and Miller the Cavs began a big 8-1 run to bring Rosemont’s lead to 44-42 with 14:12 left.  A quick 7-0 run gave the Cavaliers the lead with 10:15 left; the Cavaliers would never lose this lead again.

Rosemont (9-11, 7-6 CSAC) tied the game up twice in the closing minutes of the game but Cabrini always responded with an answer.  The Cavaliers sealed the game at the charity stripe finishing 6-6 in the final two minutes of the game.

The Cavaliers finished the day shooting almost 58 percent from the field, while shooting 10-20 from beyond the arc. Blue and White also shot great from the free throw line hitting 13-18 from the line, while hitting 12-16 in the second half.

Brad Fagan finished the day with nine points, while Freshman Brennan McCann added nine points.

Dom Scafidi who put up 19 points with seven rebounds led Rosemont, also Nadir Stukes put in 15 points for the Rosemont Ravens.

With the win Cabrini moves to 18-0 and 12-0 in CSAC. The win set up a highly anticipated matchup with the No.9 team in the nation Wesley College. The game was postponed earlier in the season due to snow. Unfortunately Mother Nature had the same plans for the rescheduled game.

Due to a severe snowstorm the make-up game has also been postponed for a date yet to be determined. Now when the game finally happens it will put the No.2 Cabrini Cavaliers against the No.6 Wesley Wolverines.

Jason Williams

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