FIVE CACC BASKETBALL TEAMS RANKED IN EAST REGION
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Five Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) basketball teams are ranked in this week's NCAA Regional polls, including four women's squads. The Holy Family University women stand second, while the University of the Sciences, Caldwell College and Bloomfield College occupy spots eight, nine and ten, respectively. In the men's East Region poll, Bloomfield is ranked eighth.
The Holy Family women remain second behind first-place Bentley University. The Tigers are 17-3 overall and 14-1 in conference play and have won seven straight games. Holy Family leads the CACC in scoring with 77.8 points per-game and is tied for second by allowing only 56.5 points per-contest.
USciences moves into the poll for the first time this season. The Devils have won a school-record 12 straight games and sport a 18-4 overall mark and an 14-2 conference showing. Senior forward Caitlin Shaw paces the CACC with an average of 20.3 points per-game. As a team, the Devils lead the conference in scoring defense, surrendering only 55.8 ppg.
Caldwell is currently 16-5 overall and 12-3 in conference play. Sophomore guard Torey Jones is the reigning CACC Player of the Week and ranks third in the conference with 16.4 ppg. Freshman Jeanette Anderson stands eighth in the CACC in points (14.1) and fifth in rebounds per-game (9.4).
Bloomfield is tenth in the women's poll and leads the CACC's North Division with a 15-1 record to go with a 17-6 overall mark. The Deacons rank second in the CACC in scoring defense (56.5) and have held their opponents to 35.5-percent shooting on the season to rank fourth in the league. Bloomfield and Caldwell will meet in an important CACC North Divison match-up Thursday night at Caldwell.
The Bloomfield men remain ranked in the region for the second straight week and continues to lead the CACC North with a conference-best 12-3 record along with a 15-8 overall mark. The Deacons are paced by the CACC's leading-scorer, senior Gage Daye, who nets almost 25 points per-game. Daye was named the CACC Player of the Week on Monday.