Cabrini advances to CSAC title game with 109-97 win vs. Rosemont
RADNOR, Pa. -- Cabrini advanced to its sixth consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference championship game with Tuesday's 109-97 victory against the visiting Rosemont Ravens. The Cavaliers (24-1) will host Neumann (19-8) in Friday's title game, scheduled to tip at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at Nerney Field House.
All five starters scored at least eight points for the Cavaliers, but its was juniors Vinny Walls and Aaron Walton-Moss that led the way. Walls scored a career high 39 points on 15 of 23 shooting, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range to go with seven rebounds and five steals. Walton-Moss nearly recorded his third triple-double of the season, posting 28 points on 9 of 15 from the floor, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
Cabrini shot 58.2 percent from the floor, its highest shooting percentage of the season, while its 109 points marks the fourth time this season the Blue and White have surpassed the century mark.
Brennan McCann finished the night with 15 points, including three three pointers in the first half. Senior Fran Rafferty added nine points, while fellow senior Jon Miller added eight,
Four Ravens (12-15) scored double figures, led by senior Dan Kearney's 19 points, including five treys. Junior Nadir Stukes paired 17 points and nine assists, while fellow junior Dom Scafidi recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Neumann, the third seed in the CSAC tournament, advanced to Friday's championship game with Tuesday's 95-78 win at second-seeded Gwynedd Mercy. Reggie Coleman led four Knights in double figures with 22 points, while Lamon Church scored a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds off the bench.
No. 8 Wooster 89, Oberlin 56
WOOSTER, Ohio -- Doug Thorpe scored the 1,000th point of his career during the opening half, and top-seeded Wooster piled up 55 points in the second half as the Fighting Scots pulled away to an 89-56 victory against eighth-seeded Oberlin as the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament got underway Tuesday night with quarterfinal action at Timken Gymnasium.
Wooster (23-3) will serve as host of the NCAC Tournament semifinals and finals this Friday and Saturday night. The three other favorites won their respective quarterfinal games, thus second-seeded DePauw (19-7) and third-seeded Wittenberg (20-6) will tip-off the festivities Friday, followed by fourth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan (20-6) taking on the host Fighting Scots.
Overall, Wooster's defense held Oberlin to less than 35 percent from the field (.347; 17-for-49) and helped cause 21 turnovers, compared to 45.9 percent field-goal shooting (28-for-61) and nine turnovers for the Scots.
Xavier Brown spent quite a bit of time at the charity stripe during the second half (7-for-8) en route to a game-high 17 points, while Dan Fanelly was next in the scoring column with 16, which included a dunk, assisted by Evan Pannell. Fanelly secured eight rebounds, as did Purcell, a career high for the latter.
Kenny DeBoer made a pair of 3-pointers during the game's opening moments and tallied 11 points to go with a game-high five assists. Thorpe's 10 points pushed his career total to 1,005.
For the Yeomen, Geoff Simpson led the way with 16 points, including 11 of 13 free throws.