A nine-game winning streak is currently pacing the Lady Cavs to one of their best seasons in recent memory.
Six of the nine wins are against conference opponents. That’s all part of the current 9-0 record the Lady Cavs have against CSAC teams.
The Lady Cavs are not just winning games against conference foes. They are annihilating opponents with stifling defense, strong shooting and complete control on the hardwood.
Their closest margin of victory against a conference opponent this season is four points, as the Lady Cavs held on for a win against Rosemont College, their second in nine days.
In clear pursuit of their first CSAC title since 2009, the Lady Cavs take the court each game with a clear goal in mind. They don’t simply focus on winning. They play a crisp style of basketball. They pride themselves on dominating the floor at all times.
It is the reason they create their own opportunities with turnovers. It is the reason their shooting has improved even more over the course of the season. It is the reason that even when it doesn’t seem like the defense could play any better, they find a way to hold opponents down further.
The Lady Cavs have used that quality of game play to create some breathing room atop the CSAC standings. But don’t think this quality of play is going to disappear anytime soon.
Anything can happen on the court. They still have two remaining games against Gwynedd-Mercy College and Marywood University, both 7-1 on the season with their only loss coming to the Lady Cavs.
And obviously, anything can happen in the playoffs.
But with the Lady Cavs are carrying themselves game after game, there are no signs that things will change.
The focus simply shifts to the next game after every win. There are eight of them remaining on the season, seven of them against conference opponents.
It was a slump against conference opponents that led to a first-round exit in the playoffs last season. Last year, all of the pieces didn’t come together at the right time, simply put.
But this year, the Lady Cavs have it all figured out. They are firing on all cylinders. And they are the force that will continue to overpower the conference as long as the quality with which they play lasts.