Aaron Walton-Moss leads No. 3 Cabrini with 35 points in win vs. Marywood
RADNOR, Pa. -- Cabrini used an efficient second half effort to remain perfect on the season, topping Marywood 82-68 on Monday at Nerney Field House. The victory improved the No. 3 Cavaliers to 14-0 on the season and 8-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.
Junior Aaron Walton-Moss led four Cavaliers in double figures with 35 points, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range. He added seven rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and a steal to complete his stat line. Freshman Matt Forrest hit 3-for-5 from deep to match a career high with 12 points.
Cabrini built an early seven-point lead before the Pacers responded with a 7-0 spurt of their own to tie the score at 12 with 15:18 to play before the half. During the final minutes of the stanza, neither team built a lead of more than four points. Freshman Deryl Bagwell hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Cabrini a 45-43 lead at the half.
The Cavaliers took control of the game in the opening six minutes of the second half, using an 11-2 run to extend their lead to 56-45. The Pacers, however, stayed within reach as they hit a big bucket each time it looked as though the Blue and White would pull away. Cabrini maintained advantage, never allowing Marywood to get within six points.
Senior Fran Rafferty chipped in with 11 points and five rebounds, while fellow senior Jon Miller added 10 points and four rebounds. Sophomore Brad Fagan matched Rafferty with five rebounds off the bench.
Cabrini dominated the glass after the break, outrebounding the Pacers 20-10. After surrendering 18 points in the paint in the first half, the Cavaliers locked down the lane allowing Marywood just two points in the painted area in the second half.
Junior Shane Kellaher led the Pacers (5-10, 1-7 CSAC) with 23 points on 10-for-14 shooting and five rebounds. Senior Ryan Corrigan added 15 points including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.