Fran Rafferty leads No. 6 Cabrini as Cavaliers outpace Pacers 90-71
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Cabrini improved to 7-0 on the season, including 2-0 in the CSAC, with tonight's 90-71 victory at Marywood. The No. 6 Cavaliers displayed a balanced offensive attack with five players scoring at least nine points in the win.
Senior Fran Rafferty led the way, matching a career high with 28 points, including 20 before the halftime break. The senior connected on 6-10 from three point range, also a career high. Junior Aaron Walton-Moss recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 3 Wooster 79, Ohio Wesleyan 71
DELAWARE, Ohio -- A strong start to each half allowed Wooster, which held steady at No. 3 in this week's D3hoops.com top-25 poll, to build a lead that reached as high as 18 early in the second (55-37), then the Fighting Scots withstood a rally by Ohio Wesleyan the last 10 minutes to secure a 79-71 victory in North Coast Athletic Conference action.
It was a rematch of the 2013 NCAC tournament championship game, and Wooster (5-0, 2-0 NCAC) quickly took the upper hand this time, scoring the first four points and later constructing leads of 13-4 and 19-8. Three different Scots hit 3-pointers during that early stretch – Scott Purcell, Kenny DeBoer, and Doug Thorpe.