It’s been a different kind of season for the Cavaliers. After falling just short of a national championship last season and losing just two games all season, the Cavs are 12-5 and 8-2 in conference play.
Granted, that is not terrible by any means. The 8-2 CSAC record is tied for the best in the conference and the Cavs are still among the favorites to return to the CSAC title game.
What is important for the Cavs is playing their best down the stretch.
The Cavs have eight games remaining on the season. All of them are against conference opponents, including two matchups against Keystone College and Immaculata University, the two conference teams to defeat the Cavs this season.
It appears that things are starting to turn in the right direction for the Cavs of late. Even with their loss to Keystone on Jan. 19, the Cavs are starting to hit their stride. The loss to Keystone snapped four-game winning streak.
Additionally, the Cavs are getting contributions from their star players. Upperclassman A.J. Williams, Jeremy Knowles and Fran Rafferty are among the team leaders in all of the major offensive categories game after game.
But use the Cavs’ most recent win on Monday, Jan. 21, over Baptist Bible as real proof of their depth. Sophomore Howard Blake III and freshman John White tied for the team lead the team in points. Senior DeLeon Floyd and sophomore Aaron Walton-Moss tied for the team lead in rebounds.
The Cavaliers not only have strong presence from their starters, they possess a deep bench that scores constantly. Every player on the roster is a threat on any given night. That kind of depth can only benefit the Cavs down the stretch as they drive toward a fifth straight CSAC title.