12.6.12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cavs Drop to 0-3 in GLIAC

Women's Basketball, 2012-12-06

(Midland, MI) Don’t be fooled by the final score of tonight’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at Northwood University (4-3, 2-1). Despite falling 88-68, Walsh (1-3, 0-3) gave a valiant effort in defeat.  Northwood’s 26-10 run in the final eight minutes opened up a close game and gave the home team the win.

After trailing by as many as 12 points (34-22) with 5:19 to play in the first half, Walsh rallied and closed to within six points at the half at 43-37. Maggie Berry (6-0, Jr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) had ten of team-high 15 points in the first half connecting on 4-6 from the floor.  Audrey Badovick (5-5, So., Norwalk, OH/St. Paul) also hit four of six from the floor and added nine first half points, while Whitey Dabbelt (6-0, So., West Carrollton, OH/Archbishop Alter) added eight first half points and seven rebounds.  The Cavs shot 63% (17-27) from the field in the first half.

Walsh shot over 60 percent from the field in the first ten minutes of the second half and knotted the game at 52 with 13:19 to play on two Tara Gallupe (6-0, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Avonworth) free throws. Walsh would take a four-point lead at 56-52 on layups from Gallupe and Berry with 12:22 to play.  The Cavs held their last lead at 56-54, and after a turnover Northwood tied the game at 56 with 10:58 to play. 

From this point it was all Northwood, as they outscored the Cavs 32-12.

Berry paced the Cavs with 15 points on 10-15 from the field. She also added seven rebounds and handed out three assists.  Gallupe chipped 12 points off the bench.  Badovick scored 11 points and Dabbelt had eight points and eight rebounds.

Walsh shot 53% from the field and was 5-11 from three-point.

The Cavs are at Lake Superior State University on Saturday at 3pm.  The game will be broadcast live 95.9 The Light WNPQ.