Junior Brittany Sandone drilled a three-pointer with four seconds remaining in the first half.
It didn’t change the outcome. The Lady Cavs were still trailing at the break. But it did spark what would be a momentous second half for Cabrini.
After trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, the Lady Cavs rallied in the second half for a 60-46 win over Centenary College on Saturday, Feb. 2, to improve to 13-0 in CSAC play and grab their 14th straight win.
The Lady Cavs faced the 13-point deficit with 4:25 remaining in the first half. By halftime, they had cut the deficit to six and were finally starting to find their shooting touch.
The Lady Cavs shot just 34.4 percent in the first half.
In the second half, it was defense that supplied the offense for the Lady Cavs. Cabrini scored the first eight points of the half to take its first lead of the game.
Centenary was also held off the scoreboard for the first seven minutes of the second half. The Lady Cyclones’ first bucket of the half tied the score at 37 with 12:30 remaining in regulation.
That was just two of the 11 points Centenary would score in the second half. The Lady Cavs defense held the Lady Cyclones to 22.7 percent shooting in the half.
With this strong defense, the Lady Cavs also improved their second-half shooting. They were 43.5 percent from the floor and added 11 successful free-throws to pull away late in the half.
Sandone led the team with 13 points. Junior Annie Rivituso added 10 points and also posted a team-high eight rebounds. Sophomore Amber Keys also finished in double figures with 10 points.
Senior Laura Caron posted seven boards and seven assists.
The Lady Cavs return to the court for two more regular season games starting with an afternoon meeting with Marywood University on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m.