Over Christmas break, the Cabrini men’s basketball team traveled to Marymount University in Virginia on Jan. 3 and 4 to compete in the Marymount University Comcast Challenge.
In the first round, the team played Mount St. Mary’s College out of New York and defeated them, 83-64.
Junior forward Kevin Misevicius led the Cavs with a team-high 17 points while grabbing five rebounds.
The next day in the championship game, Cabrini battled the host team Marymount University. The Cavs jumped out to an early lead, 49-30. Their success continued in the second half and they went on to win 84-62. Washington led all scorers with 27 points, which included 9 three-pointers, while earning the tournament’s most valuable player. Misevicius also earned all-tournament honors.
Now, more than halfway through the season, first-year Head Coach Marcus Kahn has the Cavaliers at an 11-4 overall. This is the team’s best record in the past four years.
“We have a good coach and it’s a new system that the whole team is buying into which is making us play well,” Lamar Fischer, sophomore communication major, said. “Our whole team gets along really well and our chemistry is better this year.”
Misevicius leads the team in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per game. Washington is currently ranked fifth nationally in three-point field goals per game with an average of 4.3. Junior point guard Charles Bush is currently No. 10 in the nation in assists per game with an average of 7.3.
“We are strong on the offensive side of the court. We know that we can score but we have to stop teams from scoring on us,” Fischer said.
Cabrini is currently tied for second place in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with Keystone College.