Cabrini women’s team struggled in the first half of the game but came out strong and gave Rosemont a tough competition.
Despite trailing for most of the game, the Lady Cavs rallied to defeat Rosemont for the second time in nine days, this time by a score of 70-66. The women’s team remains undefeated in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with a 9-0 record.
Sophomore Amber Keys and junior Brittany Sandone tied for a team-high 20 points during the game while junior Annie Rivituso, who had 10 points.
“Overall we did well. We started off slow which allowed Rosement to take the lead early,” Rivituso said. “We never gave up which enabled us to come back and win the game. As a team we need to improve on our defensive efforts and focus on playing our game and not allowing other teams to take us out of our game.”
Rosemont took the lead with 18-8 only seven minutes into the game. Sandone landed a three pointer later in the half which completed a 9-0 run and cut the deficit to one. The Ravens continued to fight and carried a 39-32 lead at the half.
For the first 11 minutes of the second half, the lead by the Ravens held up. The score stayed at 59-49 just before Cabrini turned the heat up and started their comeback.
With only 6:25 to play, the score was 59-55. Cabrini had a 6-2 run which then tied the score to 61-61 with only 2:12 left in play.
Keys gave Cabrini their first lead of the game with an offensive rebound followed by a foul. Keys nailed both free throws.
Rosemont and Cabrini posted nearly identical shooting percentages in the second half. Cabrini’s free throw shooting helped as they went on to outscore Rosemont, 38-27, in the second half. In the second half, Cabrini went 11-for-13 from the free-throw line.
Keys and Rivituso tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight each.
The Lady Cavaliers will take on Immaculata University on Wednesday, Jan. 23, where they will try to raise their record to 15-3 and stay undefeated in conference play.