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Men’s basketball gets back on the winning path against Neumann.

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After suffering their first loss of the season, the Cabrini men’s basketball team got back on the winning track by beating Neumann University 84-72. With the win, the No.6 Cavaliers improve to 21-1 and 15-1 in the CSAC.  As the season draws to a close with only two games left the Cavs are in the top spot of the conference.

Senior Fran Rafferty notched nine for the Cavs in Monday's game against Neumann.  (Lillian Hurley/Staff Photographer)

Senior Fran Rafferty notched nine for the Cavs in Monday’s game against Neumann. (Lillian Hurley/Staff Photographer)

The Cavaliers were led by the duo of juniors, Aaron Walton-Moss and Vinny Walls. Walls led the Cavs in scoring, pouring in 28 points in 31 minutes of play and also connecting 4-4 from beyond the arc. All-American guard Walton-Moss nabbed 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds marking his 11th double-double in 20 games.

Through most of the first half the blue and white traded buckets with the Knights.  Down 14-12 with 11:25 left on the clock, sophomore Brad Fagan hit a three pointer that sparked a 15-2 run by the Cavaliers. The half ended with the Cavaliers going up 40-27.

As the second half began the Knights went on a 15-2 run and took the lead 47-46 with 14:43 to play. The Cavaliers responded with an 8-0 run of their own, capped off by a big three-point play from Walton Moss.

“I knew once I got to where I wanted to go on the floor I was going to get a bucket,” Walton-Moss said about the three-point play. “I try to do whatever it takes to put my team in the best position to win.”

The Cavaliers shot 51.8 percent from the field and 52 percent from the three-point line. The blue and white also capitalized from the charity stripe shooting 17-21 for 81 percent from the line.

The Cavaliers were also led by senior Vernon Robinson, who chipped in with 11 points and three steals.  Senior Fran Rafferty put in nine points while grabbing six rebounds.

The Knights (16-8, 11-6 CSAC) were led by the efforts of senior Reggie Coleman, who tallied 31 points and four steals.  Fellow senior Mark Blount scored 18 points and grabbed 19 boards.

The Cavaliers will be back in action on back-to-back nights on Wednesday, Feb.19 against Keystone College for senior night at 8 p.m.  and Thursday, Feb.20, for a make-up game against Immaculata University at 6:30 p.m.  Both games are home at the Nerney Field House.

Jason Williams

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