1.10.12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Walsh Snaps Skid in OT Win at Houghton

Women's Basketball, 2012-01-10

Walsh picked up a big win over Houghton by a score of 74-70 in overtime on the road Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers (7-9, 4-2) snapped a five-game losing skid and broke a four-game winning-streak by the Highlanders (9-5, 1-1).

It was a closely contested game as neither team lead by more than seven points. The Cavs held that advantage with 41 seconds to go in the first half before Houghton added a basket to make the score 31-26 going into the locker room.

Daniella Ciccarone (So., 5-8, Quakertown, PA/Community Senior) and Tracy Payne (Jr., 5-5, Danville, OH/HS/Notre Dame College) paced Walsh with 16 points each. Ciccarone, who made 7-11 from the field, added six rebounds and five assists. Tara Gallupe (So., 6-0, Pittsburgh, PA/Avonworth) also had an impressive game with 15 points and five rebounds off the bench.

Houghton’s Jennifer Hudson led the game with 29 points.

The Cavs return to action on Saturday when they host Roberts Wesleyan College. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.