2.27.14 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cavs Capture Cup; Sweep Malone
Women's Basketball, 2014-02-27
(CANTON,Ohio) Walsh (11-16, 7-14) led from start-to-finish in returning the Mayors' Cup to North Canton in a 68-60 win over Malone University (19-9, 14-8) in the 18th annual Cup Game. The win also gives Walsh a season sweep of Malone.
The Cavs jumped on Malone right out of the gate scoring the first eight points. The Cavs would lead by as many as 22 points in the first half, and led 41-23 at the half.
Malone would trim the lead early in the second half, but Walsh kept the lead in double digits until the Pioneers cut it to nine points at 63-54 with 6:20 to play.
Despite not scoring from the field in the final 9:15, the Cavs were able to hang on. Malone would close to within five points at 63-58 with 1:39 to play, but would get no closer.
Kelsey Funderburgh (5-7, So., North Lewisburg, OH/Triad/Morehead State) led all scorers with 21 points. Tara Gallupe (6-0, Sr., Pittsburgh, PA/Avonworth) added 13 points, and Audrey Badovick (5-5, Jr., Norwalk, OH/St. Paul) scored 10 points off the bench. Jalynn Graham (5-5, Fr., Columbus, OH/Central Crossing) just missed a double-double with 9 points, and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Walsh held Malone to just 37% from the field and recorded 12 steals.
Walsh closes the season at Tiffin University on Saturday at 1 pm. The game will be broadcast live on WNPQ, 95.9 FM.