2.23.13 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Hillsdale Charges Past Cavs in Second Half

Women's Basketball, 2013-02-23

After a closely contested first half of play, visiting Hillsdale was able to pull away in the last 20 minutes for a 70-57 victory over Walsh in Alumni Arena Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers (7-17, 4-16) were down just three at 28-25 after a last-second jumper by the Chargers (11-13, 8-13) just before halftime.

Neither team had a lead larger than seven in the first half. That changed in the second as Hillsdale slowly extended its lead to double digits following an 8-0 run in the early part of the second stanza. From there, the Chargers led by as many as 18 points.

The Cavaliers forced 28 turnovers for the Chargers, but were hurt on the glass as Hillsdale held a 50-31 advantage on rebounds. Walsh also had trouble finding its shot as the Cavs shot 32.8 percent from the field.

Maggie Berry (Jr., 6-0, Cleveland, St. Joseph Academy) played a strong game as she finished with a game-high 17 points on shooting 8-of-14 from the floor. On the defensive end, Berry was able to make four steals. Tracy Payne (Sr., 5-5, Danville, OH/HS/Notre Dame College) added 10 points to be the Cavs’ other double-digit scorer.

The Chargers were led by Megan Fogt with a double-double effort via 15 points and 15 rebounds.

Walsh returns to action this Wednesday when Wayne State visits Alumni Arena. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. with the game being broadcast on Teamline.