The Lady Cavs, which have players ranging from freshmen to juniors, all showed up with their game faces on Monday night Jan. 29 at the Dixon Center. The Lady Cavs demolished the Wesley Wolverines 79-44. This win is a fast break into an overall record of 13-6 and 9-2 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.
At the blow of the whistle the Lady Cavs five starters, Deana DiAmico, Kate Walck, Kate Ryan, Kayleen Smith and Brittany McLeod were all planted in their position anxiously awaiting the referee to toss the ball into the air at which that point they hoped sophomore McLeod would have first tap at the airborne ball. Wesley gained possession of the ball due to technicality, but the Cavs quickly gained control over the floor.
Katie Finfrock, a 5’10 freshman who came to us from Haverford High in Drexel Hill, Pa., was the leading scorer against the Wolverines with a total of 17 points. Also racking up points were McLeod, Rachel Caron and Ryan all scoring 10 points each.
The Lady Cavs were on fire when it came to the three point shots, connecting 12 out of the 23 three- point baskets that were attempted. Contributing to the three-point shots Finfrock hit five out of six baskets attempted.
Nikki Duggan, a sophomore English and communication major, did not divide the team by leading scores or captains.
“The scoring is spread out, everyone contributes,” Duggan said.
Coach Bobbie Morgan said, “The team has very balanced athletes.”
As the excitement of the game grew, the tone of the spectators began to change. Cabrini fans and parents were cheering and clapping with excitement for the team. As for Wesley fans, they were more serious calling out for the Wolverines to “get back on defense” and “get set up.”
After the fourth quarter, the score board read home 79, visitor 44. It was another successful night for the Lady Cavaliers. Lauren Magill, a sophomore psychology major, said, “It’s a privilege helping the team with all of our accomplishments, I love all the girls.”
Morgan said, “From when I started till now we have improved dramatically, better players, more kids who can play and kids recruited from highly successful team programs.”