The Lady Cavs basketball team tried to improve their 2-1 record as they traveled to the Scranton Royals on Tuesday, Nov 27. The 4-0 Royals were seeking to start the season undefeated but they had to earn it against a tough Cabrini team.
After a slow start, Cabrini had a hard time battling back throughout the game. In the first half of play the Lady Cavs were struggling from the field as they just made seven shots. Scranton defense played the Lady Cavs tough all night and it showed from the start to the end of the game.
Junior Brittany Sandone led the Lady Cavs with 19 points. However, her incredible performance was not able to match the play of Scranton’s post player Meredith Mesaris. Mesaris was able to score a game high 26 points to lead the Royals to a 57-53 victory.
Although the Lady Cavs struggled in the first half to find the basket, the second half was no walk in the park for the Royals. The game never got away from the Lady Cavs but they were not able to make up from their poor shooting in the first half. Battling back from a halftime deficit of 25-19, the Lady Cavs were able to shoot much better in the second half but still couldn’t hold the potent offense of the Lady Royals at bay.
Scranton was never able to gain a major advantage during the course of the game but maintained a steady lead throughout.
In the closing minutes of the second half, the Lady Cavs cut the lead down to 3 but were unable to capitalize.
Mesaris’ teammate, Erin Boggan, put up big numbers as well to help her team hold on to victory. Boggan scored 11 points for the Lady Royals while Colleen Stewart scored a career-high 15 points for the Lady Cavs.
Boggan and Mesaris dominated the boards grabbing a combined 9 rebounds, including 2 offensive rebounds.
The Lady Royals improve their undefeated record to 5-0 while the Lady Cavs break even at 2-2. After a tough loss to the Royals, they do have something to look forward to.
The Lady Cavs will get the opportunity to start fresh with a game against Notre Dame on Dec 3. Notre Dame will be the Lady Cavs first game against a CSAC opponent.