The men’s basketball team has really come together this semester since Aaron Walton-Moss was able to play for the team again.
The overall team effort has increased greatly because of the big change that he has provided for the team. While watching them play in the first half of the season, without the presence of Walton-Moss, it was obvious that both the offense and defense was missing something. But it was difficult to figure out what exactly that was, especially coming off of a dominant season just a year ago.
But when Walton-Moss came back this semester, he was what the team was missing. During the stretch run for the Cavs, they are doing really well and their record shows it.
Walton-Moss is a team player and the level at which he plays not only shows the level of skill that he has, but influences the rest of the team to play better so they can win each game. The chemistry of the team has vastly improved.
The chemistry of the team has also gotten better. The juniors and seniors got used to the new recruits, progressively learning the strengths and weaknesses of certain players. As each game progresses the unit gets closer, and they create a bigger problem for our opponents that they face.
The Cavs have just one game remaining in the regular season and are currently on an eight-game winning streak, due in large part to Walton-Moss’ presence on the court.
In just 15 games this season, Walton-Moss is averaging 13.4 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per game. In recent games, like Cabrini’s 80-68 win over Gwynedd-Mercy on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Walton-Moss nearly posted a triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Walton-Moss is the definition of a team player. He can be a distraction to opponents while setting up opportunities for his teammates.
With the Cavs making a push for a fourth-straight CSAC title, having the defending Rookie of the Year in Division III basketball helps. And Walton-Moss’ numbers certainly back that up as the team remains hot headed into the playoffs.