2004-05 Archive

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

"Cavs Announce Recruiting Class"

Walsh University women's basketball coach, Theresa Berg, has announced her 2005-06 recruiting class. Berg has signed six student-athletes to NAIA Letters of Intent. They will enroll for the fall 2005 semester, to continue their education at Walsh and particiapate in intercollegiate athletics.

Coming to Walsh will be Eulise Dickerson (6-0, Warrensville Heights HS/honorable mention All-State D-II), Misty Eggleton (5-6, Marion Harding HS), Tatianna King (5-10, Cleveland Heights HS), Jessie Miller (5-10, Strasburg HS/third team All-State D-II), Brittani Maddox (5-11, Cleveland Heights HS) and Monika Mitchell (5-11, Garfield Heights HS).

Walsh opens the 2005-06 season on November 15, at home, against Ursuline College. The Cavs finished 11-17 overall last year and 5-13 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference.

Friday, March 25, 2005

"Sternberg, Ware Selected Daktronic-NAIA Scholar-Athletes"

Walsh University's Beth Sternberg (Jr., Alliance, OH/HS) and LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) have been selected 2005 Daktronics-NAIA Division II All-America Scholar-Athletes. Nominees must be a junior in good academic standing, with 3.50 grade point average. Sternberg is a middle childhood edcuation major and Ware is a markerting/management major.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

"2005 Summer Basketball Camp Information"

Walsh University Women's Basketball will host an instructional day camp and an evening position camp July 11-14, 2005. The instructional camp will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm for girls in grades 3-8. The position camp will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for girls in grades 7-12.

Walsh University will also host a One-Day Shootout for varsity teams on June 25th. The Shootout will guarantee each team three games.

For more information and a camp brochure, contact Karley Mohler at (330) 490-7012

Thursday, March 3, 2005

"Hammett 2nd Team AMC South/Brainard, Sternberg HM"

Walsh University's Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) top right has been selected second team American Mideast Conference South Division. Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) and Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) were selected honorable mention. Walsh finished the season 11-17 overall and 5-13 in the AMC South.

Hammett, a transfer from Lakeland Community College, led the Cavs in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (10.0). She was the first Cavalier to average a double-double since Ann Alpeter in 1989. Hammett shot .509 from the field and .736 from the free throw line. She scored in double figures 25 times and scored a season-high 29 points against Ohio Dominican.

Brainard, also honorable mention last season, led the Cavs in assists for the second straight year with 126. She averaged 9.1 points and shot .739 from the foul line. Sternberg, who makes her first appearance on the all-conference team, led the Cavs with 60 three-point goals and was the second leading scorer (12.9 ppg). She scored a season-high 22 points at Mount Vernon Nazarene.

Monday, February 21, 2005

"Cavs (11-17, 5-13) Close Season "

Walsh (11-17, 5-13 AMC S) closed a disappointing season, losing three games last week and their final six games of the season. Walsh dropped contest to Ohio Dominican University (79-69), Tiffin University (75-66) and Shawnee State University (79-61).

The Cavs kept the game close in Columbus against Ohio Dominican. The Cavs played well, shooting .533 (8-15) from three-point and .472 (25-53) from field. Walsh shot .483 from the field in the first half and held ODU to only .333, but led only 39-38 at the half. ODU caught fire in the second half, shooting .516 from the field and out scoring the Cavs 41-30. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) connected on 5-9 from outside the arc and led the Cavs with a game-high 19 points. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 15 points and Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Tiffin University downed Walsh 75-66 in the Cavs home finale on Thursday. The Dragons led from start to finish in the win. Tiffin led 36-24 at the half, but was outscored 42-39 in the second half as Walsh rallied late. LeAnn Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) paced the Cavs with a game-high 21 points.

Walsh closed the season with a 79-61 loss at Shawnee State University on Saturday. The Cavs played well in the first half and led by 12 points (39-27) with 2:35 to play in the half. Shawnee State, however, rallied and trimmed the Walsh lead to 41-40 at the break. The Bears would use their late first half momentum and pull away from the Cavs in the second half, out scoring them 39-20. The Cavs shot only 25% (8-32) in the second half. Dionna Hammett led Walsh with 18 points. Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) added 15 points and Beth Sternberg 12 points.

Hammett led the Cavs in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebouding (10.0 rpg). She is the first Cavalier to average a double-double since Ann Alpeter in 1989-90, when she averaged 12.8 points and 10.6 rebounds. Hammett, a transfer from Lakeland Community College, also led the regulars in field goal percentage (.509) and shot .736 from the free throw line. Junior Beth Sternberg (East Canton, OH/HS) averaged 12.9 points and led the team in three-points goals (60), three-point percentage (.351) and free throw percentage (.736). The Cavs return all five starters next year.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

"Cavs Close Season With Loss at Shawnee State, 79-61"

Walsh closed the season with a 79-61 loss at Shawnee State University (21-10, 13-5 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference game yesterday. The Cavs lost their last six games and finished the season 11-17 overall and 5-13 in the AMC South. Walsh played well in the first half and led by 12 points (39-27) with 2:35 to play in the half. Shawnee State, however, rallied and trimmed the Walsh lead to 41-40 at the break. The Bears would use their late first half momentum and pull away from the Cavs in the second half, out scoring them 39-20. The Cavs shot only 25% (8-32) in the second half. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) led Walsh with 18 points. Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) added 15 points and Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) 12 points.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

"Women Fall To Tiffin 75-66"

Tiffin University (6-20, 3-14 AMC S) downed host Walsh University (11-16, 5-12 AMC S) 75-66 in an American Mideast Conference South game at Walsh tonight. The Dragons led from start to finish in the win. Tiffin led 36-24 at the half, but was outscored 42-39 in the second half as Walsh rallied late. The loss was the fifth straight for the Cavs. The Cavs were led by LeAnn Ware's (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) game-high 21 points. Tiffin was led by Ashley Lane's 18 points.

Walsh closes the season at Shawnee State on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

"Cavs Fall in Columbus"

Walsh (11-15, 5-11) lost its fourth straight game, 79-69, at Ohio Dominican University in an American Mideast Conference South contest tonight. The Cavs played well, shooting .533 (8-15) from three-point and .472 (25-53) from field, but just didn't have enough fire-power. The Panthers connected on 12-26 from three-point and out rebounded the Cavs 44-29. Walsh shot .483 from the field in the first half and held ODU to only .333, but led only 39-38 at the half. ODU caugth fire in the second half, shooting .516 from the field and out scoring the Cavs 41-30. The Panthers pulled away in the final five minutes. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) connected on 5-9 from outside the arc and led the Cavs with a game-high 19 points. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 15 points and Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) added 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Cavs wrap-up the home season on Thursday at 6 pm against Tiffin University and play their final game at Shawnee State on Saturday at 1 pm.

Monday, February 14, 2005

"Cavs (11-14, 5-10) Fail to Retire Cup/Skid at Three"

Walsh (11-14, 5-10 AMC S) lost twice last week and have lost their last three games and six of their last seven games. The Cavs failed in their bid to retire the Mayor's Cup at Malone, losing 67-50 on Tuesday. Walsh then closed the week with a 106-60 loss to NAIA No. 1 Cedarville University on Saturday. The Cavs are in eighth place in the American Mideast Conference South and have been eliminated from the AMC qualifying tournament. Walsh closes the season with a three-game week. The Cavs travel to Columbus to meet Ohio Dominican University (15-14, 6-10 AMC S) on Tuesday, host Tiffin University (5-19, 2-13 AMC S) on Thursday and travel to Shawnee State University (20-9, 12-4 AMC S) on Saturday.

Malone College spoiled Walsh's bid to retire the Mayor's Cup for the first time, with a 67-50 win over the Cavs at Osborne Hall last Tuesday. Walsh fell behind early and trailed 34-21 at the half. The Cavs rallied and trimmed the Malone lead to 53-48 late in the game, but could get no closer. Walsh turned the ball over 24 times and shot only 31% from the field. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) led the Cavs with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 15 points.

Walsh suffered its worst loss of the season, 106-60, to NAIA top ranked Cedarville University at the Callan Athletic Center in Cedarville on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets led 49-22 at the half and shot an astounding .793 (23-29) in the second half in out scoring the Cavs 57-38. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) and Beth Sternberg led the Cavs with 14 points each. Dionna Hammett added 13 points.

Walsh and Ohio Dominican meet for the second time on Tuesday. The Panthers won the first meeting, 88-79, at Walsh on January 18. The Panthers are one-half ahead of the Cavs and have also been eliminated from the post season. Walsh leads the all-time series 33-10.

Walsh plays its final home game against Tiffin on Thursday. The Cavs lost to Tiffin, 88-68, at Tiffin on December 18. The Dragons are in last place and have lost their last 12 games. The Cavs lead the all-time series 19-17.

Walsh closes the season at Shawnee State on Saturday. The Bears are in second place in the AMC South and have won seven of their last nine games. Shawnee bested the Cavs 82-65 on December 14 and lead the all-time series 25-3.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

"Cavs Hammered By Top Ranked Cedarville"

Walsh (11-14, 5-10) suffered its worst loss of the season, 106-60, to NAIA top ranked Cedarville University (28-1, 16-0) in an American Mideast Conference South game at the Callan Athletic Center. The Yellow Jackets led 49-22 at the half and shot an astounding .793 (23-29) in the second half in out scoring the Cavs 57-38. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) and Beth Sternbrg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 14 points each. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) added 13 points.

Walsh is at Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday (6 pm). The game will be broadcast live on Teamline.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

"Malone Spoils Cavs Bid To Retire Cup"

Malone College (15-11, 8-7 AMC S) spoiled Walsh's bid to retire the Mayor's Cup for the first time, with a 67-50 win over the Cavs at Osborne Hall tonight. The loss drops the Cavs to 11-13 overall and to 5-9 in the American Mideast Conference South. The loss was the fifth in the Cavs' last six games. Walsh fell behind early and trailed 34-21 at the half. Walsh battled back to trim the Malone lead to 53-48 late in the game, but could get no closer. Walsh turned the ball over 24 times and shot only 31% from the field. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) led the Cavs with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 15 points.

The Cavs travel to Cedarville, to meet the NAIA top ranked Yellow Jackets on Saturday night at 5:30 pm. The game will broadcast live on Teamline.

Monday, February 7, 2005

"Cavs (11-12, 5-8) Split Games/Face Malone For Cup Next"

Walsh (11-12, 5-8 AMC S) put a halt to their three-game losing streak last week, with an 83-60 thumping of Mount Vernon Nazarene. However, the Cavs ended the week with an 83-66 loss to NAIA No. 20 Rio Grande at home on Saturday. The Cavs, who are fighting for their post-season lives, have two-big games this week. First, they travel across town to Malone College (14-11, 7-7 AMC S) for the annual Mayor's Cup game on Tuesday (5:30 pm) and travel to Cedarville University (25-1, 13-0), to meet the NAIA top ranked Yellow Jackets on Saturday (5:30 pm). Tuesday's game will be aired live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us and Saturday's game is available on Teamline. The Cavs are 7th in the AMC South.

Walsh snapped a three-game losing streak, with a 83-60 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University in an American Mideast Conference South Division game last Tuesday. Walsh led 36-31 at the half and coasted in the final 20 minutes, out scoring the Cougars 47-29. The Cavs placed four players in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) 16 points. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel), added 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) and Jessica Douglass (So., Cambridge, OH/HS)each scored 13 points.

The Cavs modest one-game win streak was halted by NAIA No. 20 University of Rio Grande, 83-66, on Wall of Fame Saturday. Rio Grande shot 52% in the first half and led 39-33 at the break. Walsh fell behind by 10 points (52-42) with 12:33 to play, then closed the lead to four points (54-50) with 10:48 to play, but would get no closer. Walsh's Dionna Hammett led all scorers with 20 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Beth Sternberg added 13 points and LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) 11 points.

Walsh and Malone meet in the 9th Annual Mayor's Cup game at Osborne Hall on Tuesday. The Cup series is tied at 4-4 and Walsh can retire the Cup for the first time with a win on Tuesday. Walsh has won the last five meetings with the Pioneers, but trail 28-25 in the all-time series. Walsh won the first meeting, 75-64, at the Physical Education Center on January 11. Beth Sternberg tallied 16 points to pace the Cavs. Dionna Hammett added a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds and LeAnne Ware added 14 points. Nikki Parson led Malone with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Michelle Ling added 17 points. Ling leads Malone in scoring (19.7 ppg). Parson is averaging 18.7 points and leads the team in rebounding (9.2 rpg). The Pioneers have won three of their last four games and stand 6th in the AMC South.

The Cavs and top ranked Cedarville University meet in Southern Ohio on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets have won their last 12 games and trounced Ohio Dominican University 105-59 last Saturday. The Cavs gave the Yellow Jackets a scare in their first meeting, January 22 at Walsh, before falling 101-92. Dionna Hammett poured in 26 points for the Cavs in the loss. Cedarville's Brittany Smart tallied 25 points and Kari Flunker 20. Smart leads the Jackets, averaging 21.5 points. Walsh leads the all-time series 13-12, but have lost the last six meetings.

The Cavs' Dionna Hammett leads the team in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (10.4 rpg). Hammett leads the team with 13 double-doubles and is one of only three players in the AMC to average a double-double. Walsh University Wall of Famer Ann Alpeter was the last Cavalier to average a double-double. Alpeter turned the trick in 1989-90, when she averaged 12.8 points and 10.6 rebounds.

Saturday, February 5, 2005

"NAIA No. 20 Rio Grande Stops Cavs"

NAIA No. 20 University of Rio Grande won its 20th game of the season, knocking off Walsh University (11-12, 5-8) 83-66 in an American Mideast Conference South game. The win improved Rio Grande to 20-6 overall and to 9-3 in the AMC South.

Rio shot 52% in the first half and led 39-33 at the break. Walsh fell behind by 10 points (52-42) with 12:33 to play, then closed the lead to four points (54-50) with 10:48 to play, but would get no closer. Angel Allen led Rio with 12 points. Marcia Smoot added 11 points and Alkia Fountain 10 points and 12 rebounds. Walsh's Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) top right led all scorers with 20 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) bottom right added 13 points and LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) 11 points.

Walsh is at Malone on Tuesday for the annual Mayor's Cup game at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

"Cavs Snap Three-Game Slide With 83-60 Win Over Mt. Vernon"

Walsh University 83 Mount Vernon Nazarene 60

Walsh (11-11, 5-7 AMC S) snapped a three-game losing streak, with a 83-60 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University (5-17, 1-12 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South Division game at Walsh tonight.

Walsh led 36-31 at the half and coasted in the final 20 minutes, out scoring the Cougars 47-29. The Cavs placed four players in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) 16 points. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel), added 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) and Jessica Douglass (So., Cambridge, OH/HS)each scored 13 points. Mount Vernon's Amy Sebastian led all scorers with 17 points.

The Cavs are home to Rio Grande on Saturday at 2 pm

Monday, January 31, 2005

"Cavs (10-11, 4-7) Fall Twice, Losing Skid at Three"

Walsh (10-11, 4-7) fell twice last week, losing 77-75 to Urbana University on Thursday and 95-75 at Wilberforce University on Saturday. The Cavs have now dropped their last three games and are tied for 7th place with Ohio Dominican University in the American Mideast Conference South Division. Walsh looks to halt the slide at home against Mount Vernon Nazarene (5-16, 1-11) on Tuesday at 6 pm. Walsh is also home on Saturday for NAIA No. 17 University of Rio Grande (18-6, 7-3) at 2 pm. Both are American Mideast Conference South games. Walsh will also celebrate the induction of basketball star Jill Hanigofsky, with induction into the Wall of Fame on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Despite a furious second half rally, Walsh fell 77-75 to Urbana University. Walsh shot just 24% in the first half and trailed 40-25 at the break. The Cavs led 15-12 with 14:03 to play in the first half, when the Blue Knights went on a 18-1 run over the next seven minutes to take a 30-15 lead. They would stretch the lead to 18 points at 36-18 with 2:44 left in the half. Walsh chopped into the lead right away in the second half. The Cavs trimmed the lead to six points (47-41) in the first five minutes of the half and to one point (57-56) with 10:39 to play. The Cavs had a chance to take the lead on their next possession, but turned the ball over. Urbana would extend the lead back to 11 points (70-61) over the next six minutes, when the Cavs put together one more rally. Walsh closed the lead to two points at 75-73 with 27 seconds and trailed 77-75 with 3.5 seconds, but missed a half-court shot at the buzzer. Walsh placed four players in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) and Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel), who each scored 16 points. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) added 15 points and Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) 12 points. Hammett and Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) each had 10 rebounds.

Walsh lost its third game in a row, falling 95-75 at Wilberforce University (10-9, 6-6). Jessica Douglas (So., Cambridge, OH/HS) scored 14 of her team leading 16 points in the first half. The Cavs turned the ball over 13 times in the first half and 21 times for the game. The Cavs would get no closer than nine points in the second half. Walsh placed five players in double figures. Beth Sternberg added 14 points, Ingrid Brainard 13 points and Dionna Hammett and Alexis Berry (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) added ten points each.

Mount Vernon Nazarene comes to the Physical Education Center on Walsh on a five-game losing streak. The Cougars were bested 96-63 by NAIA No. 1 Cedarville University on Saturday. Walsh won at Mount Vernon, 84-58 on January 4. Beth Sternberg poured in 22 points and Dionna Hammett scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Walsh leads the all-time series 29-15. Nationally ranked Rio Grande makes the trip from Southern Ohio on Saturday. The Redwomen have lost two of their last three games and were upset 65-63 at Malone College on Saturday. The Cavs were beaten at Rio, 67-50, on January 15. Beth Sternberg and LeAnne Ware each tallied 12 points for the Cavs. Rio Grande leads the all-time series 27-15.

Walsh's Dionna Hammett is averaging a double-double. Hammett is scoring at a 15.0 ppg clip and pulling down 10.2 rebounds per game.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

"Cavs Lose 3rd Straight, 95-75 at Wilberforce"

Walsh (10-11, 4-7) lost its third game in a row, falling 95-75 at Wilberforce University (10-9, 6-6) in an American Mideast Conference South game today. The defeat drops the Cavs into a tie for 7th place with Ohio Dominican in the South. Despite shooting .600 (18-30) in the first half, the Cavs trailed 52-40 at the break. Jessica Douglas (So., Cambridge, OH/HS) scored 14 of her team leading 16 points in the first half. The Cavs turned the ball over 13 times in the first half and 21 times for the game. The Cavs would get no closer than nine points in the second half. Walsh placed five players in double figures. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 14 points, Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) 13 points and Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel) and Alexis Berry (Jr., Canton, OH/McKinley) added ten points each.

The Cavs look to snap their three-game at home on Tuesday against Mount Vernon Nazarene (5-16, 1-11). The Cougars have lost their last five games. Game time is 7:30 pm.

Thursday, January 27, 2004

"Cavs Fall to Urbana"

Despite a furious second half rally, Walsh (10-10, 4-6) fell 77-75 to Urbana University (10-11, 5-4) in an American Mideast Conference South game at Walsh tonight. The loss was the second straight for the Cavs. Walsh is at Wilberforce for an AMC South game on Saturday at 4 pm.

Walsh shot just 24% in the first half and trailed 40-25 at the break. The Cavs led 15-12 with 14:03 to play in the first half, when the Blue Knights went on a 18-1 run over the next seven minutes to take a 30-15 lead. They would stretch the lead to 18 points at 36-18 with 2:44 left in the half. Walsh chopped into the lead right away in the second half. The Cavs trimmed the lead to six points (47-41) in the first five minutes of the half and to one point (57-56) with 10:39 to play. The Cavs had a chance to take the lead on their next possession, but turned the ball over. Urbana would extend the lead back to 11 points (70-61) over the next six minutes, when the Cavs put together one more rally. Walsh closed the lead to two points at 75-73 with 27 seconds and trailed 77-75 with 3.5 seconds, but missed a half-court shot at the buzzer.

Urbana's Candice McQueen led all players with 28 points, with 18 coming in the first half. Sam Riley added 17 points for the Blue Knights. Walsh placed four players in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) and Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts. OH/St. Peter Chanel), who each scored 16 points. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) added 15 points and Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) 12 points. Hammett and Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) each had 10 rebounds.

Monday, January 25, 2005

"Cavs (10-9, 4-5) Score Big, But Split Two AMC Games"

Walsh (10-9, 4-5) averaged 90.0 per game, but split two American Mideast Conference South games last week. The Cavs downed Ohio Dominican University 88-79, but lost to NAIA No. 2 and AMC South leader, Cedarville University 101-92 on Saturday. The Cavs are home this Thursday (6 pm) to Urbana University (9-11, 4-4) and at Wilberforce University (8-8, 4-5) on Saturday (4 pm). Both are AMC South games.

Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Walsh's 88-79 win over Ohio Dominican University. Walsh led 42-40 at the half and held off numerous ODU charges in the final 20 minutes. Hammett connected on 12-19 from the field and 5-6 from the foul line. The Cavs also received a big night from junior guard Beth Sternberg (East Canton, OH/HS), who poured in 20 points on 3-6 from three-point and a perfect 11-11 from the foul line. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton ,OH/Perry) and LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) each scored 10 points. Walsh crashed the boards, out rebounding the Panthers 60-34.

Walsh put up a valiant effort, before falling 101-92 to Cedarville University (21-1, 9-0). Walsh played a fine first half, and led by as many six points (37-31) with 5:52 to play. Cedarville then closed the half with a 20-11 run, to lead 51-48 at the intermission. Walsh would lead just once more in the second half, 61-60, with 14:24 to play. Cedarville lead by ten points, when Walsh made one final run to cut the lead to 80-78 with 5:58 to play, but they would get no closer. Walsh's Dionna Hammett led all scorers with 26 points. She also grabbed 13 rebounds. LeAnne Ware added 21 points on 7-14 from the field and 5-10 from three-point. Jessy Fye grabbed 13 rebounds.

The Cavs and Urbana meet for the second time on Thursday. Urbana won the first meeting, 79-52, at Urbana on December 11. The Blue Knights have won their last two games, but were postponed at Malone on Saturday. They play at Wilberforce on Tuesday. Walsh leads the all-time series with Urbana, 21-13. Walsh and Wilberforce tangle for the second time on Saturday. The Cavs edged the Bulldogs 78-71 at Walsh on January 8. Walsh leads the all-time series 8-2. Wilberforce has lost two straight games, including a 78-63 decision to Shawnee State on Saturday. The Bulldogs host Urbana on Tuesday and play at Central State on Thursday.

Dionna Hammett is putting together one of the finest season's to date for the Cavs. The Lorain Community College transfer is averaging 15.2 points, shooting .525 from the field and averaging 10.4 rebounds (10th, NAIA), to lead the team in all three categories. She posted two more double-doubles last week, averaging 27.5 points and 16.5 rebounds. Dionna has recorded 10 double-doubles for the season.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

"NAIA No. 2 Cedarville Outscores Cavs 101-92"

Walsh (10-, 4-5) put up a valiant effort, but fell 101-92 to NAIA No. 2 Cedarville University (21-1, 9-0) today in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. Walsh played a fine first half and led by as many six points (37-31) with 5:52 to play. Cedarville then closed the half with a 20-11 run to lead 51-48. Walsh would lead only once more in the second half (61-60) with 14:24 to play. The Yellow Jackets would push the lead back to ten points, when Walsh made one final run to cut the lead to 80-78 with 5:58 to play, but they would get no closer. Walsh's Dionna Hammett led all scorers with 26 points. She also grabbed 13 rebounds. LeAnne Ware added 21 points. Cedarville was led by Brittany Smart's 25 points.

The Cavs are home to Urbana on Thursday at 6 pm

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

"Hammett Lead Cavs to AMC Win Over Ohio Dominican"

Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) top right scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Walsh's 88-79 win over Ohio Dominican University (11-10, 2-6) tonight in an American Mideast Conference South game played at Walsh. The win improves the Cavs to 10-8 overall and to 4-4 in the AMC South. The Cavs host AMC South leader Cedarville University on Saturday at 2 pm.

Walsh led 42-40 at the half and held off numerous ODU charges in the final 20 minutes. Hammett connected on 12-19 from the field and 5-6 from the foul line. The Cavs also received a big night from junior guard Beth Sternberg (East Canton, OH/HS) bottom right. Sternberg poured in 20 points on 3-6 from three-point and a perfect 11-11 from the foul line. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton ,OH/Perry) and LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) each scored 10 points. Walsh crashed the boards, out rebounding the Panthers 60-34.

Monday, January 17, 2005

"Cavs (9-8, 3-4) Down Malone, Lose at Rio Grande/Celebrate 25 Years on Saturday"

Walsh split (9-9, 3-4) split AMC South games last week and stand fifth in the conference standings. Walsh downed Malone 75-64, but lost to 16th ranked NAIA Rio Grande 67-50. This week the Cavs host Ohio Dominican University (11-9, 2-5) on Tuesday (6 pm) and AMC South leader and NAIA No. 2 Cedarville University (19-1, 7-0) on Saturday (2 pm). The Cavs will also celebrate the first 25 years of the program on Saturday night. For more details, contact Head Coach Theresa Berg at 330-490-7012.

Walsh won its third straight game, defeating Malone College (9-8, 2-5) 75-64 in an AMC South game at Walsh on Tuesday. The win was the fourth straight for the Cavs over the Pioneers. The two teams meet for the Mayor's Cup at Malone on Tuesday, February 8. Walsh held Malone to just .290 from the field in the first half in building a 32-27 halftime advantage. The Cavs never trailed in the second half and led by as many as 12 points (73-61) with 27 seconds to play. Walsh placed four of five starters in double figures. Beth Sternberg (So., East Canton, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 16 points, 13 coming in the second half. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) recorded her fourth straight double-double by scoring 14 points and pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) also added 14 points and Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/HS) scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

NAIA No. 16 University of Rio Grande (16-5, 6-1) used a strong defensive effort in the second half to halt Walsh's three-game streak, 67-50 at Rio on Saturday. The Redwomen outscored the Cavaliers 37-20 in the second half, after the game was tied at 30-30 at the half. Walsh trailed 52-47 with 10 minutes to play when the bottom fell out. Rio went on a 12-0 to put the game away, as the Cavs went ice cold from the field. The Cavs could muster just five baskets in the second half and just one in the final nine minutes. Beth Sternberg and LeAnne Ware paced the Cavs with 12 points each. Each player hit four three-pointers. Dionna Hammett had her string of double-doubles stopped at four, as she tallied seven points. Hammett did however rebound in double digits with 10. Hammett leads the Cavs in scoring (13.8 ppg), rebounding (9.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (.516). Sternberg is averaging 12.1 points.

Ohio Dominican comes to Walsh on a two-game losing streak. The Panthers lost 83-67 to AMC South leader Cedarville on Saturday. Sarah Wheeler leads the Panthers in scoring at 13.2 ppg. Walsh and ODU split the season series last year, with each team posting road wins. The Cavs lead the all-time series 33-9. Second ranked Cedarville starts the week on a seven-game win streak. The Yellow Jackets are also 7-0 on the road. They host Tiffin in an AMC South game on Tuesday. The Jackets are led by Brittany Smart (21.6 ppg) and AMC South Player of the Year Kari Flunker (18.4). Walsh leads the all-time series 13-11, but have lost the last five meetings.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

"Cavs Win Streak Snapped at Rio"

NAIA No. 16 University of Rio Grande (16-5, 6-1) used a strong defensive effort in the second half to halt Walsh's (9-8, 3-4) three-game streak, 67-50 at Rio tonight. The Redwomen outscored the Cavaliers 37-20 in the second half, after the game was tied at 30-30 at the half. Walsh trailed 52-47 with 10 minutes to play when the bottom fell out. Rio went on a 12-0 to put the game away, as the Cavs went ice cold from the field. The Cavs could muster just five baskets in the second half and just one in the final nine minutes.

Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) and LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) paced the Cavs with 12 points each. Each player hit four three-pointers. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) had her string of double-doubles stopped at four, as she tallied seven points. Hammett did however rebound in double digits with 10.

Walsh is home to Ohio Dominican University (11-9, 2-5) in an AMC South contest on Tuesday. Game time is 6 pm.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

"Cavs Down Malone 75-64 For Third Straight Win"

Walsh (9-7, 3-3) won its third straight game, defeating Malone College (9-8, 2-5) 75-64 in an American Mideast Conference South game at Walsh tonight. The win was the fourth straight for the Cavs over the Pioneers. The two teams meet for the Mayor's Cup at Malone on Tuesday, February 8.

Walsh held Malone to just .290 from the field in the first half in building a 32-27 halftime advantage. The Cavs never trailed in the second half and led by as many as 12 points (73-61) with 27 seconds to play. Walsh placed four of five starters in double figures. Beth Sternberg (So., East Canton, OH/HS) top right paced the Cavs with 16 points, 13 coming in the second half. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) bottom right recorded her fourth straight double-double by scoring 14 points and pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds. LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) also added 14 points and Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/HS) scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Walsh is on the road Saturday at Rio Grande for an AMC South game at 5:30 pm.

Monday, January 10, 2005

"Cavs (8-7, 2-3) On The Move in AMC South/Malone Next"

After losing five straight games in December, the Cavs (8-7, 2-3) have rebounded to win three of their last four games, as they get ready for archrival Malone College (5:30 pm) on Tuesday. The Cavs host the Pioneers on Tuesday, and travel to the University of Rio Grande. The Cavs garnered two AMC South Division wins (Mount Vernon Nazarene, Wilberforce) last week to climb out of the cellar.

The Cavs played one of their finest games to date, in winning 84-58 at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday. The Cavs shot a blistering .583 in the second half to pull away from the Cougars. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) recorded her second straight double double by scoring 19 points and pulling down a game-high 17 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 22 points, while LeAnne Ware (Jr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) and Jessica Douglas (So., Cambridge, OH/HS) each added 12 points. The Cavs won their second straight AMC South game, with a 78-71 come-from-behind win over visiting Wilberforce on Saturday. The Cavs used a 47-point second half to record the win. Walsh trailed 36-31 at the half, but outscored the Bulldogs 47-35 in the final 20 minutes. Walsh trailed by as many as nine points (60-51) with 11:38 to play and trailed by seven points (65-58) with 6:25 to play. They took the lead for good at 69-67, with 3:20 to play on a basket from Dionna Hammett. Walsh used a balanced attack, placing five players in double figures, led by Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) and Jessica Douglass, who scored 15 points each. Hammett scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) added 11 points.

Dionna Hammett leads the Cavs in scoring (14.2 ppg) and rebounding (9.5 rpg) and is shooting a team best .521 from the field. Beth Sternberg is second is scoring (11.9 ppg) and Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) is third (10.1 ppg). Brainard also leads the team in assists with 61.

Walsh and Malone (9-7, 2-3 AMC S) renew their rivalry on Tuesday. Walsh has won the last four meetings, but trail 28-24 in the all-time series. Malone has won six of their last nine games, but lost 63-60 at Rio Grande on Saturday. Michelle Ling leads the Pioneers in scoring, averaging 21.5 ppg. Nikki Parson is averaging 19.0 ppg. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us. The Cavs travel south to meet NAIA No. 17 Rio Grande (15-4, 4-1) on Saturday. The Redwomen are tied for second place in the AMC South with Shawnee State (4-1) and are one-half game behind South leader Cedarville (5-1). Rio has won three straight and seven of their last nine games, including a 63-60 win over Malone on Saturday. They host Daemen on Tuesday. Alkia Fountain leads the team in scoring with a 10.6 ppg. Rio is allowing only 61.6 points per contest. The Cavs have won four of the last five meetings, but trail in the all-time series 26-15.

Saturday, January 8, 2005

"Cavs Win Second Straight"

Walsh (8-7, 2-3) won its second straight game, posting a 78-71 come from behind win over Wilberforce University (7-4, 3-3), in an American Mideast Conference South Division game today. The Cavs used a 47-point second half to record the win. Walsh trailed 36-31 at the half, but outscored the Bulldogs 47-35 in the second half. The Cavs trailed by as many as nine points (60-51) with 11:38 to play and trailed by seven points (65-58) with 6:25 to play. Walsh took the lead for good at 69-67, with 3:20 to play on a basket from Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel). Walsh used a balanced attack, placing five players in double figures, led by Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) and Jessica Douglass (So., Cambridge, OH/HS), who scored 15 points each. Hammett grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) added 11 points.

The Cavs host Malone on Tuesday at 6 pm. The game will be broadcast live on 900 AM WCER.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

"Cavs Earn First AMC South Win"

Walsh (7-7, 1-3) posted its American Mideast Conference South win, defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene (4-9, 0-3) 84-58 at Mount Vernon tonight. The Cavs led 30-23 at the half, and were never challenged in the final 20 minutes. Beth Sternberg led the Cavs with a game-high 22 points. Dionna Hammett added 19 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.

The Cavs are home to Wilberforce in an AMC South game at 2 pm on Saturday.

Friday, December 31, 2004

"Roberts Wesleyan Top Cavs 78-75"

Walsh (6-7) wasted a 16-point first half lead, before falling 78-75 at Roberts Wesleyan College (11-3) today. Walsh held a 36-27 lead at halftime, before Wesleyan exploded for 51 second half points.

The Cavs led by as many as 12 points (51-39) in the second half, before the Raiders mounted their comeback. Roberts Wesleyan tied the game for the first time at 65-65, and took the lead at 66-65 with 4:06 to play on NIkki Shackelton's three-point play. The lead would change hands five times in the final four minutes. Walsh took their final lead at 75-74 with 37 seconds to play on a Beth Sternberg (Jr., East Canton, OH/HS) jumper. Wesleyan regained the lead for good (76-75) on their next possession on a Christine Hunter basket with nine seconds remaining. Walsh lost their chance to answer, when they turned the ball over with two seconds to play. Wesleyan added a basket at the buzzer for the final margin.

Walsh placed four players in double figures, led by Dionna Hammett's (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) 18 points and 14 rebounds. Jessica Douglas (So., Cambridge, OH/HS) came off the Cavs bench to record a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Beth Sternberg added 12 points and Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) tallied 11 points and dished out eight assists.

The Cavs (6-7, 0-3) look for their first American Mideast Conference win, when they travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (4-8, 0-3) on Tuesday. Game time is 5:30 pm.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

"Cavs Halt Skid"

Walsh snapped a five-game losing streak with a convincing 73-48 win over Houghton College (2-5) at Roberts Wesleyan College today. The win evened the Cavs record at 6-6. Walsh meets Roberts Wesleyan at 3 pm today.

Walsh led from start to finish in recording their sixth win. The Cavs jumped to a 7-0 lead and never looked back. Walsh built a 37-29 halftime lead and led by as many as 16 points (22-6, 24-8) on two occassions. The Cavs led by as many as 27 points in the second half. Walsh used a balanced scoring attack, placing three players in double figures. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) led the Cavs with 13 points and eight rebounds. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) added 12 points and seven rebounds and Ingrid Brainard (So., Madison, OH/HS) tallied 12 points and dished out four assists.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Geneva College 61 Walsh University 53

Geneva (6-4) led from start to finish in handing Walsh (5-6) its fifth straight loss, 61-53. Geneva jumped to a 6-0 lead and led by as many as ten points (35-25), before taking a 35-29 halftime lead. Geneva then scored the first six points of the second half to take a 12 point lead at 41-39. Walsh trimmed the lead to five points (41-36, 58-53) twice, but could get no closer. Geneva's Jen Rawding led all scorers with 21 points and was the only Geneva player to reach double figurers. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) led the Cavs with 16 points off the bench. Beth Sternberg added 17 points and Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Cavs (5-5, 0-3) Losing Streak Reaches Four

Walsh fell to 0-3 in the American Mideast Conference South Division and to 5-5 overall, after dropping games to Shawnee State University (82-65) and Tiffin University (88-68). The Cavs have lost their last four games. The Cavs host Geneva College today at 1 pm.

Shawnee State (8-5, 1-1) handed Walsh its third straight loss, defeating the Cavs 82-65 at the PE Center in an American Mideast Conference South contest last Tuesday. The Bears led from start to finish to snap a two-game losing streak. Shawnee State shot .543 in the first half in building a 46-29 halftime lead. Walsh played the Bears even in the second half, but could get no closer than 13 points. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) paced the Cavs with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) added 12 points off the bench.

Walsh fell to 0-3 in the AMC's South Division, losing 88-68 at Tiffin University (4-7, 2-1) on Saturday. The Cavs jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first 1:19 of the game, but could not sustain their early momentum. Tiffin roared back to take a 10-9 lead and would only trail once more at 13-12. It was simple, Tiffin shot the ball well and the Cavs did not. The Dragons led 41-30 at the half, after shooting .533 in the first half. In the second half, the Dragons turned the heat up, shooting .577 and outscoring the Cavs 47-38. Tiffin placed six players in double figures. Walsh shot .381 from the floor in the first half and .441 in the second half. The Cavs were also out rebounded 43-30. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) right continues to play well for the Cavs, scoring a game-high 27 points. Hammett connected on 12-18 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Hammett scored 49 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Walsh's two losses and shot .600 on 21-35.

The Cavs host Geneva (5-4) in their final game before the holidays on Tuesday. Walsh has won the last eight games played between the two teams and lead the all-time series 8-1.

Saturday, Decemebr 18, 2004

"Cavs Drop Fourth Straight"

Walsh fell to 0-3 in the American Mideast Conference's South Division, losing 88-68 at Tiffin University (4-7, 2-1) today. The loss, the fourth straight for the Cavs, lowers their overall mark to 5-5. The Cavs jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first 1:19 of the game, but could not sustain their early momentum. Tiffin roared back to take a 10-9 lead and would only trail once more at 13-12. It was simple, Tiffin shot the ball well and the Cavs did not. The Dragons led 41-30 at the half, after shooting .533 in the first half. In the second half, the Dragons turned the heat up, shooting .577 and outscoring the Cavs 47-38. Tiffin placed six players in double figures. Walsh shot .381 from the floor in the first half and .441 in the second half. The Cavs were also out rebounded 43-30. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) right continues to play well for the Cavs, scoring a game-high 27 points. Hammett connected on 12-18 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds.

The Cavs are home to Geneva College on Tuesday (12/21) at 1 pm.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"Shawnee State Hands Cavs Third Straight Loss"

Shawnee State (8-5, 1-1) handed Walsh (5-4, 0-2) its third straight loss, defeating the Cavs 82-65 at the PE Center tonight in an American Mideast Conference South game. The Bears led from start to finish to snap a two-game losing streak. Shawnee State shot .543 in the first half in building a 46-29 halftime lead. Walsh played the Bears even in the second half, but could get no closer than 13 points. Shawnee's Cassie Hannah led all scorers with 26 points. Dionna Hammett (Jr., Warrensville Hts., OH/St. Peter Chanel) paced the Cavs with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Jessy Fye (Sr., Canton, OH/Perry) added 12 points off the be