Cavaliers fall to College of Wooster in “Sweet 16”

By Nick LaRosa
March 14, 2011

The 2010-2011 Cabrini men’s basketball team was only the second team in program history to make it to the “Sweet 16” round of the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers fell to the College of Wooster on Friday, March 11 in Wooster, Oh. Their overall record for this season was 24-6.

After advancing to the “Sweet 16” round of the NCAA tournament for just the second time in school history, the Cavaliers men’s basketball team saw their quest for a national title come to an end following a 94-77 loss to The College of Wooster on Friday, March 11.

With the comfort of playing on their home court, Wooster, the No. 5 seed in the tournament, held a 48-36 lead at the half. Despite cutting Wooster’s lead to six points at the beginning of the second half, the Cavs could not pull off a comeback. Prior to this game, Cabrini had been 7-0 in games this season when trailing at halftime.

Sophomore guard Cory Lemons led the Cavaliers in scoring, tallying 20 points and adding eight assists. Freshman forward Fran Rafferty hit three three-point shots and finished with 15 points.

Seniors Dom Farrello and Lamar Fisher combined for 23 points in their final game for Cabrini College. Farrello scored 14 points and secured two rebounds while Fisher scored nine points in 18 minutes of action.

Wooster outrebounded the Cavs 39-20 in the game and shot 61 percent from the field. Cabrini made 47 percent of their shots in the game but made only eight of their 16 free-throw attempts, compared to 17 of 20 made by The College of Wooster.

Wooster led the Cavs by 21 points at one point in the second half and saw four players contribute 15 or more points in the game.

Under third-year head coach Marcus Kahn, the Cavaliers finished the season with a 24-6 record, one year after posting a 25-3 record.



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