RADNOR, Pa. – The Cabrini men's basketball team faced its largest deficit of the season before rallying for a 96-72 home victory over the visiting Centenary College Cyclones. The No. 4 Cavaliers improved to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with the win.
Today also marked the program's annual Alumni Day. The first of four contests on the Nerney Field House floor featured the women's alumni game, with the day's final action featuring the men's alumni game.
The Cavaliers got off to a poor start, as the Cyclones took control of the game in the early minutes. Centenary hit six three pointers in the opening 10:46 of the game and built a commanding 29-15 lead. Cabrini turned the game around in the next 9:14 with tough defense and hot shooting.
During the span, the Cavaliers connected on 11-15 from the floor, including 3-6 from three point range, outscoring Centenary 28-10. The Cyclones managed just three field goals and committed four turnovers. By halftime, the Blue and White led 43-39 and never looked back.
Cabrini hit nearly 63% of its second half field goal attempts, including 6-10 from deep, while holding the Cyclones to just 11-32 from the field and 0-7 from three point range, after a 7-10 performance in the opening stanza.
Junior Aaron Walton-Moss had another monster night, recording 33 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 31 minutes on the floor. The junior shot 12-25 from the floor and grabbed five of Cabrini's 10 offensive rebounds en route to his seventh double-double of the year.
Senior A.J. Picard hit 8-11, including 3-5 from three point range, finishing the day with 21 points. Fellow senior Fran Rafferty matched Picard's 3-5 from deep, posting 17 points and a career high three blocked shots.
Freshman Brennan McCann added eight points and joined senior Jon Miller with five rebounds each.
Sophomore Clayton Roker led four Cyclones (2-10, 1-4 CSAC) in double figures with 12 points. Junior DJ Beausejour paired 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
The Blue and White will hit the road on Monday, when they travel to Immaculata University (4-8, 2-3 CSAC) for conference action. Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.