2.2.12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cavs Fall Short

Women's Basketball, 2012-02-02

(Urbana, OH)  Urbana University (8-12) stopped Walsh's (12-12) three-game win streak with a 71-66 win over the Cavs.  For the Blue Knights it was the fourth straight win.  Earlier this season the Cavs pounded the Blue Knights 83-54 at home.  Walsh is now idle until Tuesday night when they host Roberts Wesleyan College in an American Mideast Conference game at 6 pm.

Walsh kept the contest close in the first half and trailed only 30-27 at halftime.  Walsh came out cold in the second half, and Urbana took full advantage.  The Blue Knights outscored the Cavs 9-2 in the first four minutes to lead 39-29.  The Cavs stayed ice cold from the floor as Urbana built the lead to 44-29 at the 14:19 mark.  The Blue Knights' 14-2 run to start the second half was just too much for the Cavs to overcome.

Urbana held their largest lead at 58-42 with 4:58 left. Walsh made one last run in the final minutes and cut the lead to five points at 67-62 with 21.6 seconds to play, but ran out of time.

Tracy Payne (5-5, Jr., Danville, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 16 points.  Daniella Ciccarone (5-8, So., Quakertown, PA/Community Sr.) added 14 points and Kristi Yoder 13 (6-2, Sr., Millersburg, OH/Hiland).

DeVonyea Johnson led Urbana with 21 points.  Ciara Geiger added 19 points.