CLAREMONT — The sign of a good team is, can they rebound, play solid defense, not turn the ball over and most importantly can they make shots? ConVal can check off all those boxes and showed why they are undefeated in D2 after handing the Cardinals a 67-24 loss.
The Cougars remain the only undefeated team in D2 and wasted little time opening up a huge lead on Friday against Stevens.
Clayton Wadsworth had drilled in 8 points by the half but only one other Cardinal managed to hit a free throw as the visitors walked into the locker room at the half with a 34-9 advantage.
“To be honest, we had some good looks at the hoop tonight, the problem was the shots just didn’t fall,” said Stevens head coach Doug Beaupre. While the Cardinals were ice cold, the Cougars were ripping the net off the rim with outside shooting and second chance offerings from strong rebounding.
“We talked about controlling the boards tonight but the ConVal quickness just too much. ConVal is an excellent team and they’re undefeated for a reason, they are well coached, they have an intense attitude and they don’t let up at all,” said Beaupre.
The second half was more of the same as Matt Jones made some noise late with a three pointer and a couple of free throws but in the end the Cougars headed back to Peterborough with another win 67-24.
Austin Knight’s 26 points led the way for ConVal while Wadsworth’s 13 points and Jones’s 6 led the way for Stevens.
Stevens (2-10) will look to rebound on Tuesday when they head to Newport (1-10) to try and grab a win against the Tigers who beat Stevens earlier this season. ConVal (12-0) will host Nate Camp’s Kearsarge Cougars (4-6) on Monday.