No. 6 men’s basketball dominates Marywood in first CSAC road game

By Jason Williams
December 8, 2013

The No.6 Cabrini men’s basketball team overpowered conference foe Marywood Pacers 90-71. With the win the Cavs improvde to an impressive 7-0, while being 2-0 in the CSAC. Blue and White ran through the Marywood Pacers with a high attacking and balanced offense with several players scoring nine or more points to contribute to the big win.

The Cavs were led by the usual stat sheet fillers; senior Fran Rafferty led the way for the Cavs with a big scoring outburst scoring 28 points to match a career high. Rafferty shot 11-18 from the field while connecting on 6-10 from beyond the arc. Also leading the way for the Cavs was junior preseason All-American Aaron Walton-Moss who grabbed his fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Blue and White hit the ground running, jumping out to a quick 12-3 lead. Though Marywood fought back, the closest they would get in the half would be 29-28 with 7:39 left in the first half. A pair of threes from senior leaders Fran Rafferty and Corey Frizzera extended the lead to seven. The Cavs finished the half with a 50-40 lead over the Marywood Pacers.

The second half began identical to the first with the Cavaliers keeping the pressure on the Pacers. Blue and White opened the half with a 10-2 run, extending their lead to 60-42.  The final dagger on the run came from a corner three from freshman Brennan McCann. Unlike the first half where the Cavs let the pacers fight back to within single digits, Blue and White never let the lead in the second half get below 11 points.

The Cavaliers got big contributions from several members of the team. McCann scored a career high 11 points while Frizzera matched a career high with 10 points. Senior AJ Picard added nine points to help the Cavs in its dominating efforts.

Not only did the Cavaliers dominate the scoreboard but the Cavs also dominated the paint by out rebounding Marywood 35-21 and outscoring  the Pacers in the paint 32-22.

The Marywood Pacers were led by junior Kendall Harris, junior Shane Kellaher and freshman Matthew Clark who poured in 13 points a piece for the Pacers in a losing effort. With the lost Marywood drops to 3-3, and 1-1 in the CSAC.

Blue and White will return to Nerney field House this Saturday, Dec. 7, as they host Baptist Bible College. The game is set to start at 1 p.m.

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