The Cabrini women’s basketball team blew past the Cedar Crest Falcons on Monday, Feb. 10 with a wide margin win of 83-43. The Lady Cavaliers started the offensive show in the first half and kept the ball rolling in the second to maintain the win.
The blue and white got the game started with 12-0 lead only three minutes into regulation. Then, before the halfway mark of the first half, some new faces that you wouldn’t normally see made it onto the court for the Cavs.
At halftime all 13 available players for Cabrini had posted minutes and each of them helped to take it into the locker rooms, 45-18.
The Lady Cavs continued to bring the heat in the second half making 16 of their 34 field goal attempts. Cabrini ended up outscoring Cedar Crest in the second half 38-25 to secure the win.
Senior Annie Rivituso led Cabrini with 13 points and 10 rebounds garnering her fourth double double of the season. Freshman Meghan Horn had a career-high 11 points and junior Megan Decker notched 10 for the Lady Cavs.
Horn said, “I feel like we showed Cedar Crest what Cabrini basketball really is.” She continued, ”By being able to execute our plays as well as shooting from the perimeter, tonight’s win gives us the confidence for Wednesday and gets us fired up for the game as well. This is a huge game for us and we’re even more excited coming off of a great win.” Horn concluded, ”Tonight was a big game for me and I’m glad I was able to step up. I really think tonight showed what I am capable of.”
When asking about the key to success tonight, head coach Kate Pearson said, “We hadn’t played in a week due to the storm so we talked about making sure we got a good start and we were able to build from that.” She continued, “It was great for some of the players who do not generally see a lot of minutes to take advantage of their time on the court. Meghan Horn played hard and came up with some really nice plays as did some of our other younger players.” Pearson concluded, “First place is on the line on Wednesday and we will be ready to step up against a tough opponent. We will look to our seniors to continue the strong play and lead us to another win.”
Tonight’s win puts the Lady Cavaliers at an overall record of 17-4 with an 11-1 CSAC record. Cabrini will go to work again in a jam-packed week of basketball when they travel to Immaculata on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.