1.24.13 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cavs Can't Drill Past Oilers; Fall 68-64

Women's Basketball, 2013-01-24

A 20-point effort by Maggie Berry (Jr., 6-0, Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) couldn’t propel Walsh past visiting Findlay as the Oilers avoided the upset with a 68-64 victory. The Cavaliers (6-10, 3-9) were looking to match a season-high three-game win streak. The Oilers improve to 13-4 overall and 10-3 in the GLIAC.

Walsh battled close throughout the contest and never trailed by more than 11 points. The Cavs trailed 28-24 at halftime. In the second half, Findlay appeared to be pulling away by going up double-digits with just over five minutes to play, but Walsh didn’t give up and trimmed the deficit to four points at 63-59 following a Lydia Corle (Fr., 5-9, North Canton, OH/Green) jumper with 47 seconds remaining. However, that was the closest Walsh got the rest of the way.

Berry tied Findlay’s Tai Dotson for game high honors with 20 points. Berry was 8-of-12 from the field that included a pair of 3-pointers. She was also strong on the glass with a game-high nine rebounds. Tracy Payne (Sr., 5-5, Danville, OH/HS/Notre Dame College) added in 14 points. Audrey Badovick (So., 5-5, Norwalk, OH/St. Paul) reached double-figures for the third consecutive game with 11 markers.

The Cavs return to action against Hillsdale on Saturday at approximately 3 p.m. It is the first of four consecutive games on the road. The game will be broadcast on WNPQ.