1.21.12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cavs' Comeback Falls Short at Hillsdale

Women's Basketball, 2012-01-21

A 24-point deficit in the second half was too much for Walsh to overcome as the Cavaliers fell to Hillsdale by a score of 80-74. The Chargers (8-9) led the entire game. The Cavs (9-11) made a valiant comeback attempt late in the game by going on a 27-9 run, but couldn’t pull any closer than six to their future GLIAC rival.

Walsh started out slow as the Chargers raced out to a 9-0 lead before Megan Hogg (Fr., 6-0, Waukee, IA/HS/NW Missouri State) broke the ice with a jumper. Hillsdale led by as many as 18 in the first half until Maggie Berry (So., 6-0, Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) fired a three-pointer followed by a layup by Hogg to make the score 39-26 going into the locker room.

Hillsdale kept a comfortable lead until Tracy Payne (Jr., 5-5, Danville, OH/HS/Notre Dame College) scored three points the old fashioned way with a jump shot followed by the free throw after being fouled with 7:56 remaining in the game. Walsh continued chopping away at the lead and came within six after Hogg hit a three-pointer with 42 seconds left to make the score 77-71. The Chargers hit three of four free throws during those last seconds to ice the game.

Berry led Walsh with 15 points off the bench on 6-13 shooting from the field, including three from outside the arc. Hogg added 12 points on 5-9 shooting, including 2-3 from three-point range. Daniella Ciccarone (So., 5-8, Quakertown, PA/Community Senior) and Payne rounded out the Cavaliers that score in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Walsh remains on the road and will travel to Wilberforce on Tuesday for an AMC showdown. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.