No. 14 Cabrini drops Centenary (N.J.)
Rafftery scores 28 points, grabs nine rebounds for Cavaliers
RADNOR, Pa. -- No. 14 Cabrini exploded in the second half to overtake Centenary (N.J.) 108-92. The win not only improved the Cavaliers to 12-1 overall and 7-0 in the CSAC, but also extended its home-winning streak to 35 games.
The Cavaliers shot an astounding 72 percent (24-33) from the field in the second half, including 5-8 from behind the 3-point arc.
Fran Rafferty led the Cavaliers with a career-high 28 points on 12-19 shooting and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Cory Lemons added 19 points, nine assists, and five steals.
John Boyd was a perfect 4-4 from the floor, including two 3-pointers for 14 points, while Goran Dulac went 2-4 from beyond the arc en route to 12 points.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 14 Cabrini 108, Centenary (N.J.) 92|
|Medgar Evers 73, No. 20 Oswego State 68|
The Cavaliers got off to an early 10-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, but the Cyclones rallied to tie the score at 16. Each time the Blue and White attempted to pull away, Centenary knocked down a big shot to stay within reach.
The Cyclones managed to tie the score five times in the first half, before taking their first lead of the game with 2:31 to play.
By the break, Centenary led 47-42 shooting 54 percent from the floor and 6-9 from beyond the arc. Lemons and Dulac led the Cavaliers with 10 points each in the first half.
A Cyclone 3-pointer extended their lead to five points before the Cavaliers rallied for a 20-5 run, culminating with Rafferty's 3-pointer.
The Blue and White turned up its defensive pressure, forcing 12 second-half turnovers, leading to 19 points. Cabrini's eight second half steals also helped pick-up the Cavaliers' offensive tempo to the tune of a 16-0 advantage in fast break points.