Women’s basketball posts up into first place with solid 8-1 PAC record

By Megan Pellegrino
February 1, 2007

Charlie Grugan

Just about halfway through the basketball season, the women demonstrate their power and greatness by being first in the southern division of PAC.

Currently the women’s basketball team 0holds a record in PAC 8-1 with the loss to Gwynedd-Mercy on Jan. 18. Overall, the women’s team record is 12-5 and now on a three-game winning streak.

Coach Bobbi Morgan, who is on her third year at Cabrini, believes that the greatness of the team is because of the unselfishness of the players. The team is “playing together, learning to play defense the way we want them to play and they are getting better,” Morgan said.

“Our practices are very competitive and everyone pushes each other which definitely helps us out in the games,” sophomore guard-forward Nikki Duggan said, “a lot of teams only rotate six or seven players, but we usually get at least 11 or 12 in on a regular game basis.”

“Our team is young and yet we are playing as if we have played together for a long time,” sophomore forward-center Lauren Magill said. This young team features only one junior, Sharae Middlebrook. The rest of the team contains seven freshmen and 10 sophomores.

Coach Morgan feels that the credit of the well-played season thus far is that it is a younger team. “It’s a process,” Morgan said, “but I am happy because I can really see the progress we have made. We have already beaten teams we lost to last year.”

This year the women’s team has had games that have broken records in Cabrini women’s basketball history. They have beaten Kings College, for the first time in nine seasons.

The women seem to have a handle on the season thus far. The next game is scheduled on Saturday Feb. 3 against Rosemont.

“We all hope to keep our season going in the direction it has been going in,” sophomore forward-center Kate Fetterman said.

“With our record, I’m positive that we’ll make it to the play offs and we have a great chance of winning the PAC championship,” Magill said.

Megan Pellegrino

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