RADNOR, Pa. — No. 14 Cabrini remained undefeated on the early season after Monday’s 87-77 home victory against Neumann in the Colonial States Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The Cavaliers are now 3-0 on the year, 1-0 in conference play.
Cabrini’s offense was in gear early, as the Cavaliers jumped out to an early 11-3 lead just four minutes into the game. Five minutes later, the Blue and White would extend its advantage to 11 points after freshman Brima Rogers found junior Jeremy Knowles for a lay-up.
A Neumann 16-4 run gave the Knights a brief 30-29 lead. Cabrini responded, as Rogers drained a three-pointer to give the Cavaliers a 38-34 lead heading into halftime.
The Knights cut Cabrini’s lead to three points five minutes into the second half, but that was as close as they would get. By the 12-minute mark Cabrini had pushed its lead back to 12 points after senior John Boyd’s three-pointer. Minutes later, Boyd’s lay-up extended Cabrini’s lead to 13 points.
A Neumann foul and subsequent technical fouls allowed Cabrini to knock down four consecutive free throws, again establishing a 13-point advantage with just three minutes to play.
Boyd led four Cavaliers in double-figure scoring with a season-high 25 points on 8-14 shooting, including 5-9 in three-pointers. Boyd also grabbed seven rebounds. Preseason All-American senior Cory Lemons recorded 21 points, seven boards, and nine assists.
Junior guard A.J. Williams added 12 points, while junior Jeremy Knowles tallied 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Rogers finished with seven points and a game-high four steals.