basketball-men-d3 flag | February 13, 2014

No. 1 Pointers rebound with 15-point victory against Wis.-Platteville

Cabrini's Aaron Walton Moss

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- Cabrini rode a hot start to a 69-53 victory at Centenary (N.J.) on Wednesday night to stay perfect at 20-0 overall and 14-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.  The victory also marked the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive season with at 20 wins and the program's 21st such season.

With 8 minutes left in the game, junior Aaron Walton-Moss etched his name in the Cabrini history books, as he became the 18th member of Cabrini's 1,000-point club, doing so in just 59 career games.

Both teams exchanged buckets during the first five minutes of action, but with the score tied at 7, the Cavaliers took over.  Freshman Brennan McCann snapped the tie with a 3-pointer, sending the Blue and White on a 13-0 run. The Cyclones got no closer than 11 points the rest of the night.

McCann led five Cavaliers with at least nine points on the night.  The rookie scored 13 points, including 3-for-5 from beyond the 3-point line. Fellow freshman Brent Mahoney made the most of his first career start with career highs of 10 points and eight assists. Sophomore Brad Fagan matched a career high with 10 points off the bench.

Walton-Moss finished the night with nine points and six boards, while fellow junior Vinny Walls chipped in with nine points.

Djovan Beausejour led the Cyclones (6-16, 5-10 CSAC) with 18 points. Joshua Case grabbed a game high 10 rebounds in the loss.

No. 1 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 74, Wisconsin-Platteville 59

STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Stevens Point used a 13-0 run midway through the second half to pull away from the visiting Pioneers of Wisconsin-Platteville and cruise to a 74-59 victory Wednesday.

Coming off their first loss of the season a week before, the Pointers led wire-to-wire, jumping in front 19-9 midway through the opening half and held an eight point edge, 37-29, at the break. UWSP did much of their damage in the paint, holding a 20-8 edge down low in the opening stanza.

In the second half, Platteville slowly chipped away at the UWSP lead and with 14:40 left cut their deficit to five 43-38. But a pair of free-throws by Austin Ryf and a steal and three-pointer by Trevor Hass quickly put the Pointers back in front by double digits 48-38.

After a Platteville 3 by Boston Johnson again cut the Pointers lead to single digits 53-45 Hass and Tyler Tillema scored 13 unanswered points to give the Pointers a 21-point advantage 66-45.

From there the Pointers maintained their double-digit advantage and cruised to the 15-point victory 74-59.

No. 3 Wisconsin-Whitewater 63, Wisconsin-La Crosse 45

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- The Warhawks remained unbeaten in Kachel Gymnasium with a 63-45 win against Wisconsin-La Crosse. UW-W, 20-3 overall, secured a first round bye in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament with an 11-3 record in the league. Whitewater is 11-0 in front of its home crowd and have won their last six contests.

The Warhawks shot 46 percent (22-48) from the floor and were 6 of 15 from long range. The Eagles ended the night at 28 percent (16 of 57) and 3 of 21 from downtown. Whitewater had a 43-28 advantage on the boards. 

No. 5 Illinois Wesleyan 80, North Central (Ill.) 68

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- After a strong second-half offensive performance, Illinois Wesleyan extended its win steak to four games thanks to an 80-68 victory against North Central College on Wednesday evening at Merner Field House.

IWU improves to 19-3 on the season and 9-2 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, while the Cardinals drop to 12-11 and 5-7 in the league.

Junior Jordan Nelson led the Titans with 18 points, as junior Dylan Overstreet contributed 17 points and six rebounds.

While the first half remained close, with the Titans going into the break only up by one point, 32-31, IWU jumped away with the game going 28-for-50 from the field and outscoring the Cardinals 48-37 in the second.

Landon Gamble led North Central with 17 points.

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