It is no secret that the women’s basketball team is pacing to be the Colonial States Athletic Conference champions. With an 11-1 league record and a 17-4 overall record, the team has paved the way for another trip to the ship.
In the recent weeks the Lady Cavaliers have endured game rescheduling due to the inclement weather, but were able to resume their season this week against CSAC opponent Cedar Crest College. With a one sided performance the Cavaliers defeated the Falcons with ease. Three Cabrini players scoring a double-double allowing the team to skate away with a 83-43 victory.
The second half of the regular season in full effect and the main focus of the Lady Cavs should be on the championship title. Despite a early season snag with a loss to Keystone College, the ladies are leading the CSAC, a lead that hopefully catapults them into the championship title game.
Mental preparation for the final games of this season will be the most important for this group of players. A team that can contain opponents to 51 points and outscore teams by a 18.4 points as stated on Cabrini athletics website. Their physical ability to defend and outscore a team isn’t a question. However, I wonder the teams ability to battle back from games where they aren’t pushing the tempo and are required to play catch up basketball.
The teams they have laced-up against thus far haven’t been on the same level of talent as them. Although a good test should come from runner-up in the CSAC standings, Immaculata, which has a 11-1 league record. The game is scheduled to be played Wednesday, Feb. 12, with tip-off at 6 p.m. This will be the first time each team has played against each other and will leave bragging rights for that No. 1 spot.
The Lady Cavs have four seniors whose legacy will be defined in the next four weeks, a legacy that will hopefully end with two consecutive CSAC titles and another trip to the chance to prove themselves once again as national contenders.