1.1.13 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cavs Hit the GLIAC Road for Michigan

Women's Basketball, 2013-01-01

Walsh (4-5, 1-4) looks for its second GLIAC win of the season when they take to the floor at Grand Valley State University (8-2, 4-2) on Thursday night (8 pm).   After the trip to Allendale, Michigan on Thursday, the Cavs travel to Big Rapids to tangle with Ferris State University on Saturday at 3 pm.  Both games can be heard live on 95.9, The Light, WNPQ.  The game is also being streamed live on http://www.thelight959.com/.

Grand Valley plays in the North Division of the GLIAC and are hosting the Cavs for the fist time.  They are coming off a 70-59 win over Rochester last Saturday.. 

Walsh had their first three-game losing streak snapped with an 82-60 loss to Gannon University at Alumni Arena last Saturday.  Walsh never lead as the streaking Knights (11-1) won their tenth straight game.

Tracy Payne (5-5, Sr., Danville, OH/HS) scored almost half of Walsh's points with a game-high 26 points.  Whitney Dabbelt (6-1, So., West Carrollton, OH/Alter) went 5-5 from the floor and scored 10 points.  Alyssa Jones (5-9, So., Louisville, OH/HS) came off the bench and scored eight points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Payne is only Cavalier scoring in double figures at 13.0 points per game.  She is shooting 83% from the line on 25-30.  Lydia Corle (5-9, Fr., North Canton, OH/Green) is averaging 9.3 points and Maggie Berry (6-0, Jr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) 9.1 points.  Dabbelt is the teams' top rebounder at 6.9 per game.

The Cavs are allowing only 62.9 points per game and are holding their opponents to just 39% from the field. 

The Cavs are also looking for their first road win of the season.

Grand Valley is third in the GLIAC North.  The Lakers Briauna Taylor (5-9, Sr.), who scored 24 points against Rochester, leads the team in scoring a t13.7 points.  She is only Laker in double figures scoring. 

The Lakers were 10-16 overall last year and 7-12 in the GLIAC, good for a fourth place finish.