CALDWELL, NJ — Both the Men and Women’s Caldwell University Basketball teams pulled ahead this week with victories over the Post University Eagles in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
The women’s team earned its fourth win in a row with a recent 86-52 victory against the Eagles, improving their record to 9-3 in the CACC and 14-7 overall.
With Senior Nicole Angelo leading four players in double figures throughout the game, the Caldwell Cougars built an 18-10 lead in the first quarter and extended their lead in the second quarter and outscored the Eagles again in the second half. Despite a handful of catch-up points scored by the Eagles, the Cougars had a season-high number of steals and nine blocks to add to their fourth consecutive victory.
Angelo finished with 15 points, three assists and three steals. Sophomore Kristen Drogsler added to the victory with 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and three blocks. Sophomores Sharell Sanders and Karlie O’Driscoll also added 11 points and seven points, respectively, to the scoreboard.
The men’s basketball team improved to a record of 4-8 in the CACC and 6-13 overall with their recent victory over the Eagles.
Senior Billy McDonald led the team with a double-double, netting 9-for-14 shots throughout the game, and rallying the Cougars to pull ahead after an early 17-2 deficit in the first few minutes of the game. The score flipped in the Cougars’ favor with 10 points each from McDonald and senior Salvatore Vitello, ending the first half with a 36-27 lead over the Eagles.
In the end, McDonald finished with 21 points, while Vitello and senior Brian Kenny finished with 12 points apiece. Vitello and Kenny also contributed seven and three assists, respectively. Freshman Ned Ogoemesim contributed eight points and eight rebounds and fellow freshman Ahmad Harrison added a 3-pointer to his total of seven points.
The Post University women’s basketball team fell to a record of 0-10 in the CACC and 0-19 overall, while men’s basketball falls to 5-5 in conference play and 9-8 overall.
The Caldwell Cougars travel to Holy Family University this weekend, where the women will tip off at 1 p.m., and the men at 3 p.m.