The Cabrini College women’s basketball team was victorious against Rosemont College on Monday, Jan. 21 with a final score of 58-45. Following their win over Rosemont, the Cavaliers advanced to a record of 9-4, 4-0 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.
Junior Kayleen Smith lead the scorers with a total of 15 points along with 14 rebounds. Not far behind Smith were sophomores Kate Walck and Alyssa Brady. Walck ended the night with nine points and six rebounds and Brady finished with 10 points and three rebounds.
“We did not play well as a team but you have games like that during the season,” Bobbi Morgan, the head women’s basketball coach, said. “Kate Finfrock played well for us off the bench, Kate Ryan gave us a spark and Kayleen Smith had a solid overall game too.”
As the gym was high with energy at the start of the first half, there was four minutes of straight scoring for the Cavaliers led by Walck and Smith. After slowing down after their fast start, the game picked up again as Kasey Agostinacchio scored a three-pointer, leaving with a half-time score of 31-15.
In the second half, the Lady Cavs were only able to make seven field goals, causing them to fall behind Rosemont. By the end of the game the Cavaliers regained their leading spot after a combination of nonstop lay-ups from Smith and several three-pointers from sophomore Katie Frinfrock. This left Cabrini with a score on the board of 42-35, including a total of 17 second- chance points.
“I don’t think there are any particular players that play exceptionally well together,” sophomore education major Alyssa Brady said. “The beginning of the second half was when we played our best. We came out slow not being able to hit shots. Then we got some movement on offense, which allowed their defense to break down.”
The Lady Cavs also defeated the College of Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Jan. 23, with an ending score of 71-37.
“Madison Square Garden was awesome. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that most kids will never have,” Brady said. “We didn’t play too well in the first half, but I think our defense got us going in the second half to beat them by 30, which allowed all of our players to get into the game.”