Men’s basketball sweeps two wins

By Christine Blom
December 8, 2005

As the fans flooded the gym, the Cabrini Cavaliers challenged the Misericordia Cougars. Everyone greatly awaited this rivalry, as it was the second home game of the season.

Testing their limits, the Cavaliers began the battle with sophomores Jeff Dailey, Colin Fitzgerald and Randy Reid and seniors Jim McMahon and Anthony Bennett.

The Cavs claimed the victory as they rocked College Misericordia with a final score of 77-74.

Defensively, both teams displayed what they were truly capable of doing.

Struggling to hold on to the lead, both teams fought for the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference win. The Cougars from Misericordia, 0-2 in the PAC, showed the Cavs how tough the competition is this year.

Cabrini is making every effort to keep the strong momentous start to their season rolling.

With two of the league’s most outstanding seniors, McMahon and Bennett, on the team, the Cavs have been setting personal and season records every time the two set foot on the court.

According to Elliot Tannenbaum, Cabrini’s sports information director, “McMahon scored a season-high 20 points,” and “Bennett, the league’s No. 2 rebounder, contributed 14 points and a game-high 10 boards to help Cabrini pull out a game that included eight ties and 14 lead changes.”

On Dec. 6, the Cavaliers traveled to Dallas, Pa. to take on Marywood University.

The Pacers were ravaging the Cavs by 25 points as they embarked on the final 13 minutes of the game.

With the skill of the Cavaliers combined with ambition and determination to stay on top in the PAC, the guys from Radnor kept their guard up and showed the Pacers who was boss.

With only three minutes left, McMahon caught the score up to 84-82, with Cabrini gaining the lead.

Marywood made a three-pointer, bringing the score to 85-84 with only half a minute left on the clock.

Reid had the game-winning rebound and lay up, leaving the battle victoriously with a final score of 86-85, in favor of Cabrini.

The Cavs stand 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the PAC.

Currently thrid in the PAC, behind Alvernia and Neumann,but still ahead of Eagle Road rival Eastern University. The Cavaliers will head to Messiah College over the weekend for a non-conference invitational tournament.

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