Cavs defeat Philadelphia Biblical in CSAC opener

By Elizabeth Krupka
December 3, 2009

Shannon Keough

The Cabrini men’s and women’s basketball teams dominated Philadelphia Biblical University on Monday, Nov. 30 on their home court.

The women started off the night defeating the Crimson Eagles 57-37. The men closed off the night sending Philadelphia Biblical home with a loss of 84-53.

For the lady Cavs, Deana DiAmico scored a season and team best 14 points. DiAmico drained three of four three-point shots.

“This was a great start for our conference. We really came out and made a statement and that is what we aimed to do in tonight’s game,” DiAmico, senior point guard, said.

Sophomore Kara Hinklemon contributed to the team with a season best eight points. Hinklemon also notched eight rebounds.

“We started the season off tough, we came up short in our last couple of games. This game helped boost the confidence of the team that we can get a lead and also maintain it. We needed this win under our belt,” Kate Walck, senior guard, said.

Walck tallied seven points during the game and senior forward Kasey Agostinacchio contributed seven points as well.

“This game was also good for the team, because it got people on the court. It gave everyone the experience of being in the game,” Walck said.

The lady Crimson Eagles were led by senior guard Dani Norton, with a team best of 16 points.

“This win was important to our team for two reasons. One because we needed the win in the conference and then we can work to repeat it. Two because we fought hard and it proves that our hard work can be accomplished,” Head Coach Kate Pearson said.

Kevin Misevicius carried the men’s team with a game high of 22 points. Sophomore forward Brandon Carter began his season tallying eight points, grabbing six assists and notched five rebounds during the game.

“This victory was a good start to the year. It got our foot in the door as a team and it also tallied another victory in our undefeated streak,” Saleem Brown, assistant coach, said.

Freshman guard Cory Lemons tallied four points during the course of the game and led the floor grabbing four assists and two steals. A.J Williams, another freshman guard, made his conference debut with nine points, three of which were from the three point line.

“We need to keep building on this positive game and we hope to move to be 2-0 in the conference by clinching another win tomorrow night,” Brown said.

The Crimson Eagles did not give up in the fight for the victory. Senior guard Willie Miller led Philadelphia Biblical with a total of 20 points and nine rebounds.

“This win was great for our confidence. When you win double digits in a conference game you know that you are starting the season off right. We need to carry this through the rest of the conference games this year and play as well as we can for the rest of the year,” Lucas Gulotta, junior guard, said.

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