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Amber Keys leads Lady Cavs to 5th-straight win

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(Brittany Peoples/Staff Photographer)

(Brittany Peoples/Staff Photographer)

The Lady Cavs basketball team defeated Gwynedd-Mercy University 63-55 to win their fifth straight game as well as their first CSAC match Monday night.

As the game started, the Cavs were the better team, scoring 11 of the first 15 points of the game in the first five minutes of the game. However Gwynedd-Mercy rallied to tie the game and go up 15-12. From this point, neither team was able to establish more than a few point lead in the first half with the Cavs leading 32-29 after the first 20 minutes were over.

When the second half started, the Cavs showed the same intensity they had in the beginning of the first, not allowing Gwynedd-Mercy to get any sort of lead. By the midpoint of the second, the Cavs weren’t looking back, going up by as many as 13 points. When the final horn blew the Cavs had won 63-55.

Amber Keys had a career night, scoring a career high 22 points in 27 minutes off the bench, breaking her old high of 20. Keys also matched a career high 12 rebounds and was also 9-15 in shots.

Megan Decker also put up career numbers as she finished the game with six assists, breaking her old career high of 5. Decker also finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Lady Cavs will be back in action on Wednesday as they head down to Maryland to face Notre Dame Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

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