2005-06 Archive

Monday, March 27, 2006

"Brainard, Sternberg and Ware Named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes"

Walsh has had three players selected to the NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete Team. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) (pictured top right), Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (pictured middle right) and LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) (pictured bottom right) were each named to the team. Sternberg and Ware were selected to the team last year. Brainard is a communications/business major and carries a 3.68 grade point average. Stenberg carries a 3.57 GPA and is an Education major. Ware is a marketing major and carries a 3.65 GPA.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

"Sternberg Second Team All-AMC South, Hammett Third Team"

Walsh University has placed four players on the American Mideast Conference South Division team. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH) (Pictured top right) was selected second team and Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) (Pictured bottom right) third team. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) were named honorable mention. Sternberg was selected honorable mention last season, while Hammett was a second team pick last year. Brainard was honorable mention last season.

Sternberg's 15.5 point per game average led the Cavaliers. She scored 450 points, shot .435 from the field, .424 from three-point and .861 from the foul line and closes her Walsh career with 1,248 points, good for eighth on the all-time list. Sternberg is also the Cavs' all-time leader in three-point goals made (219) and attempted (597). Dionna Hammett averaged 12.9 points and a team best 8.2 rebounds. Hammett scored 794 points in two years for a 13.9 per game average. She also grabbed 607 rebounds for a 9.1 average in 57 games in a Cavalier uniform. Lindsay Becherucci averaged a career-best 11.1 points, pulled down 7.5 rebounds and led the team in field goal percentage (.549). Ingrid Brainard averaged 11.0 points, shot .827 from the line and handed out 151 assists to set a new Walsh single season mark. Brainard has dished out 393 career assists and is only six shy of breaking Kerri Andrews mark of 398.

Monday, February 27, 2006

"Walsh (16-13, 11-7) Falls at Daemen in AMC Semifinal Game"

Walsh (16-13, 11-7) made a return to the post season last week in the American Mideast Conference/NAIA Qualifying Tournament. Walsh opened play with a home win over Tiffin University (63-59), but fell at Daemen College (96-89) in the tournament semifinals. The loss ends the Cavs season at 16-13 and also ends the career of four of the Cavs' five starters. Walsh's 16 wins are the most since they won 20 games in 2003-04.

Walsh out scored Tiffin University (13-15) 13-7 in the final 6:43 to post a 63-59 come from behind win in the first round of the AMC/NAIA Qualifying Playoffs. Walsh opened up an 11-point (25-14) first half lead, but led only 32-28 at halftime. Tiffin rallied in the second half and took a 38-37 lead on a jumper from Ashley Lane with 14:35 to play. The Dragons would build 3 six-point leads (50-44, 52-46 and 56-50) and held their final lead at 59-57, on a Lane jumper with 2:34 to go. Walsh tied the game at 59 on a basket by Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) with 2:08 to play, then took the lead for good at 61-59 on an Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) left-handed runner in the lane with 25 seconds to play. Tiffin's Leanne Lucius missed in an attempt to tie the game with eight seconds left, which was followed by Walsh's Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) two free throws, which provided the final margin. Sternberg, the AMC's Player of the Week, led all scorers with 17 points. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) scored 11 points in the second half, and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Lindsay Becherucci added 11 points.

Daemen (20-11) shot .594 from the field in the second half, to erase a 46-41 Walsh halftime lead, in defeating the Cavs 96-89 the AMC/NAIA semifinal game in New York. Daemen advances to the AMC Tournament Championship game at Shawnee State on Tuesday. Walsh shot .563 from the field in the first half and led 46-41 at the break. But behind the three-point shooting of Daemen's Sarah Bogardus and inside play of Allison Depp, the Wildcats rallied. Bogardus scored a game-high 27 points, hitting 5-7 three-pointers, while Depp connected on 11-18 from the floor to tally 26 points and grab a game-high 10 rebounds. Lindsay Becherucci scored a career-high 26 points in her final game as Cavalier. She also had seven rebounds. Dionna Hammett added 22 points. Beth Sternberg tallied 18 points and had seven steals and Damoniq'e Askew (So., Barberton, OH/HS) scored 10 points off the bench. Ingrid Brainard had nine points and handed out eight assists.

Walsh placed four players in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's 15.5 points per game. Sternberg scored 450 points, shot .435 from the field, .424 from three-point and .861 from the foul line. Sternberg closes her Walsh career with 1,248 points, 8th on the all-time list. She is the Cavs' all-time leader in three-point goals made (219) and attempted (597). Dionna Hammett averaged 12.9 points and a team best 8.2 rebounds. Hammett scored 794 points in two years for a 13.9 per game average. She also grabbed 607 rebounds for a 9.1 average in 57 games in a Cavalier uniform. Lindsay Becherucci averaged a career-best 11.1 points, pulled down 7.5 rebounds and led the team in field goal percentage (.549). Ingrid Brainard averaged 11.0 points, shot .827 from the line and handed out 151 assists to set a new Walsh single season mark. Brainard has dished out 393 career assists and is only six shy of breaking Kerri Andrews mark of 398. LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) averaged 8.2 points and led the team with 23 blocked shots. Ware scored 567 points in a Cavalier uniform.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

"Hot Shooting Daemen Downs Cavs"

Daemen (20-11) shot .594 from the field in the second half, to erase a 46-41 Walsh (16-13) halftime lead, in defeating the Cavs 96-89 an American Mideast Conference semifinal game in New York. Daemen advances to the AMC Tournament Championship game at Shawnee State on Tuesday. Walsh shot .563 from the field in the first half and led 46-41 at the break. But behind the three-point shooting of Daemen's Sarah Bogardus and inside play of Allison Depp, the Wildcats rallied. Bogardus scored a game-high 27 points, hitting 5-7 three-pointers, while Depp connected on 11-18 from the floor to tally 26 points and grab a game-high 10 rebounds. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) scored a career-high 26 points in her final game as Cavalier. She also had seven rebounds. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) added 22 points. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) tallied 18 points and had seven steals and Damoniq'e Askew (So., Barberton, OH/HS) scored 10 points off the bench. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) had nine points and handed out eight assists.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

"Cavs Rally Past Tiffin 63-59, Advance to AMC Semi Finals"

Walsh (16-12) out scored Tiffin University (13-15) 13-7 in the final 6:43 to post a 63-59 come from behind win in the first round of the American Mideast Conference/NAIA Qualifying Playoffs. The Cavs advance to Saturday's semi final game (7:30 pm), against Daemen College, who defeated Roberts Wesleyan 69-68. Walsh defeated Daemen 95-86 during the regular season.

Walsh opened up an 11-point (25-14) first half lead, but led only 32-28 at halftime. Tiffin rallied in the second half and took a 38-37 lead on a jumper from Ashley Lane with 14:35 to play. The Dragons would build 3 six-point leads (50-44, 52-46 and 56-50) and held their final lead at 59-57, on a Lane jumper with 2:34 to go. Walsh tied the game at 59 on a basket by Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) with 2:08 to play, then took the lead for good at 61-59 on an Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) left-handed runner in the lane with 25 seconds to play. Tiffin's Leanne Lucius missed in an attempt to tie the game with eight seconds, which was followed by Walsh's Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured to right) two free throws, which provided the final margin.

Beth Sternberg, the AMC's Player of the Week, led all scorers with 17 points. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) scored 11 points in the second half, and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Lindsay Becherucci added 11 points. Kylene Spiegl led Tiffin with 14 points.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

"Beth Sternberg AMC Player of the Week"

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Walsh guard Beth Sternberg (East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) has been selected the American Mideast Conference Player of the Week. The 5-foot-3 senior averaged 17.3 points per game to lead the Cavaliers to a 3-0 week to close out the regular season.

Sternberg had 16 points and four steals during a 73-53 victory over Ohio Dominican and then scored 20 points in a 62-57 win at Tiffin to secure a first-round home playoff game for the Cavs. She finished the week with 16 points in a 70-63 upset over NAIA Division II No. 8 Shawnee State to avenge a 40-point loss earlier in the season to the Bears.

For the week, Sternberg shot 45 percent from the field overall, converted 8-of-16 three-pointers for 50 percent, and was 10-for-13 at the line for 77 percent. She contributed eight rebounds, six steals, and one assist.

Walsh plays host to Tiffin University, tonight, in a first round AMC Playoff game at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

"Walsh Upsets NAIA #8 Shawnee State University"

On senior day, the Walsh Cavaliers (15-12, 11-7) would not be denied a victory, as they upset NAIA No. 8 Shawnee State (23-6, 13-5) 70-63. The victory snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Bears, and was Walsh's first win over the Bears since they won the NAIA National Championship in 1998. Walsh trailed 17-4 early in the contest as Shawnee went on a 17-1 run. Little by little the Cavs rallied, and trailed only 23-22 at the half.

There were six ties in the second half, before the Cavs took the lead for good at 48-47 on a free throw by Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right). Walsh would lead by as many as seven points and would seal the game on four Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) free throws in the final minute. Brainard and Sternberg led the Cavs with 16 points each. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and scored 14 points.

The Cavs host Tiffin University in the first round of the AMC Playoffs on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

"Cavs Clinch Third Place in AMC South, Plus First Round Home Playoff Game"

Walsh (14-12, 10-7 AMC S) clinched third place in the American Mideast Conference South Division and a first round home playoff game, after defeating Tiffin University 62-57. The Cavs will now host the same Dragons next Tuesday (7:30 pm) in the first round of the AMC Playoffs. Walsh closes the regular season on Saturday, at home, against NAIA No. 8 Shawnee State University at 2 pm.

The Cavs and Dragons were involved in a nip and tuck affair that was not decided until the final two minutes. Walsh trailed 29-28 at the half, and the second half provided the full house at Tiffin much of the same in the final 20 minutes. Walsh led 54-51 with 4:30 to play, when the Dragons went on a six-point run to take a 57-54 lead with 2:34 to play. But Walsh came back on the next possession, when Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) scored three of her game-high 20 points to knot the game at 57-57. After Tiffin turned the ball over, it was Sternberg from three again, this time with 1:12 to play, which gave the Cavs the lead for good at 60-57. After another Dragon miss, Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) would add the games final two points. Sternberg hit 4 three-pointers and shot 8-14 on the night. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) (Pictured bottom right) had another solid night, and double-double, with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Hammett added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

"Cavs Tame Panthers 73-53, Clinch Playoff Spot, Sternberg Sets Three-Point Mark"

The Walsh University Cavaliers (13-12, 9-7) caged the Ohio Dominican University Panthers (15-13, 7-10) 73-53 in an American Mideast Confernce South Division game and clinched a berth in the American Mideast Conference playoffs which begin next Tuesday. The Cavs can still earn a home game with a win at Tiffin on Thursday night. They close the regular season at home against Shawnee State on Saturday.

The Cavs took an early lead against ODU and led 31-21 at halftime. The Panthers still had some bite left and clawed back to tie the game at 35 with 13:09 remaining. Finally, the Cavs went on a 21-3 run to go up 63-43 with 3:42 left and put the game on ice.

The leading scorer on the night was Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right)with 16 points, including two three's. Sternberg's three-point total of 206, breaks the mark of 204 set by former NAIA All-American Melanie Scheetz (1996-00). Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) (Pictured bottom right) recorded a double-double, tossing in 14 points and grabbing a game 13 boards, including some big buckets that started the Cavaliers' second half run. The only other player in double digits was Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS), who had 13 points and four assists. Tristin Miracle was the Panther's highest scorer with nine points.

The Cavs travel to Tiffin University on Thursday. Tip off is at 6 pm. A win would clinch a post season AMC playoff spot for the Cavs.

Monday, February 14, 2006

"Walsh (12-12, 8-7) Falls to Malone and to NAIA No. 1 Cedarville/Face Three-Game "Week

After winning six of seven games, Walsh (12-12, 8-7) has lost their last three games and fallen into fourth place in the American Mideast Conference South Division. The Cavs close the regular season with three games this week and need two wins to clinch a playoff spot. The Cavs host Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday (6 pm), play at Tiffin University (6 pm) on Thursday and host Shawnee State University on Saturday (2 pm).

For the second straight game, Walsh lost a late lead and eventually the game, in a 59-58 set back to archrival Malone College (10-14, 7-8 AMC S) in the annual Mayor's Cup game. The Cavs led 31-23 at half, but shot only .345 from the field in the second half and were out scored 36-27. With :46 seconds left the Pioneers grabbed their first lead since the 10:00 mark of the second half at 55-54. Walsh trailed 59-56 with five seconds left, when Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) desperation heave missed the mark. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) scored on the rebound, but it was not enough. Sternberg had a team-high 16 points, with Hammett adding 12. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) and LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) each scored ten points.

The Cavaliers hung tough with NAIA No. 1 Cedarville University (24-3, 14-0) for a half, but lost steam in the second half before falling 96-71. The win was the 67th straight for the Yellow Jackets in AMC South play. The Cavs had four double digit scorers on the day; Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) led the way with 19 points, Ingrid Brainard and Beth Sternberg each had 13 points, and LeAnne Ware 10.

Walsh looks for a much-needed season sweep, when they host Ohio Dominican University (15-12, 7-9 AMC S). The Cavs edged the Panthers 74-70 on January 17 in Columbus. The Panthers have lost their last three games and need a win to stay alive in the AMC playoff hunt. They are in sixth place. Walsh leads the all-time series 25-10. Walsh travels to Tiffin (13-12, 10-6 AMC S) on Thursday. The Cavs won 69-53 in the first meeting on November 29. The third place Dragons have won four in a row and six of their last seven games. Walsh leads the all-time series 20-18. Walsh ends the regular season against second place and NAIA No. 9 Shawnee State University (22-5, 12-4 AMC S) on Saturday. The Bears embarrassed the Cavs 97-57 on November 22 and have won the last 15 meetings with the Cavs. They lead the all-time series 29-3. Shawnee carries a six-game win streak into the week.

Walsh has four players scoring in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's 15.1 points per game. Sternberg is shooting .436 from the field and .873 from the foul line. Dionna Hammett is averaging 12.5 points and a team best 8.0 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard is averaging 11.1 points, shooting .797 from the line and is handing out 5.2 assists. Lindsay Becherucci is averaging 10.8 points, pulling down 7.7 rebounds and leads the team in field goal percentage (.568).

Saturday, February 11, 2006

"Walsh Shut Down by #1 Ranked Cedarville"

The Cavaliers (12-12, 8-7) hung tough with NAIA No. 1 Cedarville University (24-3, 14-0) for a half, but lost steam in the second half, falling 96-71 in an American Mideast Conference South game. The win was the 67th straight for the Yellow Jackets in AMC South play.

The Cavs had four double digit scorers on the day. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) led the way with 19. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) and Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) each had 13 points, and LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) chipped in 10. Cedarville's attack was led by Brittany Smart, who had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Cedarville shot .514 from the field.

The Cavs return to action Tuesday against Ohio Dominican University. Tip off is at 6 pm.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

"Walsh Loses Heartbreaker to Rival Malone"

For the second straight game, Walsh (12-11, 8-6 AMC S) lost the lead late in the second half and eventually lost the game to archrival Malone College (10-14, 7-8 AMC S) 59-58. The Cavs led 31-23 at half, but shot only .345 from the field in the second and were out scored 36-27.

With :46 seconds left, the Pioneers grabbed their first lead since the 10:00 mark of the second half at 55-54. After some missed opportunities, the Cavs trailed 59-56 with five seconds left. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) put up a desperation heave, but it was off the mark. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) scored on the rebound, but it was not enough.

Sternberg had a team high 16 points and Hammett added 12. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) and LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) each scored ten points. The Cavs face top ranked Cedarville on Saturday at 2 pm.

Monday, February 6, 2006

"Walsh (12-10, 8-5) Splits, Stand Third in AMC South, Face Malone (Mayor's Cup) and Top Ranked Cedarville at Home"

Walsh (12-9, 8-5) had their three-game win streak snapped in overtime at the University of Rio Grande on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the Cavs won for the sixth time in seven games, when they topped Mount Vernon Nazarene on the road. The Cavs are in sole possession of third place in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference, but lead fourth place Tiffin University (8-6) by only one-half game. Walsh is home twice this week. On Tuesday (6 pm), they host Malone College in the ninth annual Mayor's Cup game. Then, on Saturday, meet AMC leader and NAIA No. 1 ranked Cedarville University, as part of Wall of Fame Weekend at 2 pm. The Malone game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Walsh won its third straight game, defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene University 83-60 in an AMC South Division game on Tuesday. Walsh shot .529 (18-34) from the field in the first half and bolted to a 45-21 halftime lead. Mount Vernon would trail by double digits the rest of the way. The Cavs placed four players in twin figures, led by Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) 13 points. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) added 12 points and eight rebounds, LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) 11 points, Tammy Schumacher (So., Whitney Point, NY/HS) 11 points and Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) nine points and ten rebounds.

Walsh let a 13-point halftime lead slip away, in losing 91-78 in overtime at Rio Grande in an AMC South Division battle on Saturday. The loss snapped the Cavs three-game winning streak. Behind Beth Sternberg's sizzling 15-point first half, the Cavs built a 45-32 halftime lead. But Rio would not go away. After getting their inside game going, the home team went on an 18-4 run, which would give them the lead. The two teams battled down the stretch and regulation ended tied at 71. The extra session was all Rio, as they out scored the Cavs 20-7. Dionna Hammett led Walsh with 18 points. Sternberg and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) added 17, while Lindsay Becherucci added nine points and 13 rebounds.

Walsh and Malone (9-14, 6-8) meet for the Mayor's Cup on Tuesday. Malone denied the Cavs an opportunity to retire the Cup last season and lead the all-time series 28-27. Malone also leads the Mayor's Cup 5-4. Walsh won the first meeting 64-53 on January 10th at Malone. Walsh built a 24-lead in the first meeting, and then had to withstand a furious Malone rally down the stretch to record the win. Malone, after winning five straight games, has dropped their last two games. Walsh meets NAIA No. 1 Cedarville (22-3, 14-0) on Saturday. The Cavs gave the Yellow Jackets all they could handle, before falling 76-75 at Cedarville on January 21. The Yellow Jackets are riding a 12-game win streak as they start the week and have won their last 65 AMC South games. Cedarville leads the all-time series 14-13 and have won the last eight meetings.

Walsh has four players scoring in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's 15.2 points per game. Sternberg is shooting .442 from the field and .868 from the foul line. Dionna Hammett is averaging 12.8 points and a team best 8.3 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard is averaging 11.1 points, shooting .806 from the line and is handing out 5.4 assists, tops in the AMC. Lindsay Becherucci is averaging 10.7 points, pulling down 7.8 rebounds and leads the team in field goal percentage (.568).

Saturday, February 4, 2006

"Cavs Waste Big Lead, Fall in OT at Rio Grande"

(Rio Grande, OH) Walsh (12-10, 8-5) let a 13-point halftime lead slip away, in losing 91-78 in overtime at Rio Grande (11-13, 6-8) in an American Mideast Conference South Division game today. The loss snapped the Cavs three-game winning streak. Behind Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) sizzling 15-point first half, the Cavs built a 45-32 halftime lead. But Rio would not go away. After getting their inside game going, the home team went on an 18-4 run, which would give them the lead. The two teams battled down the stretch and regulation ended tied at 71. The extra session was all Rio, as they out scored the Cavs 20-7.

Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) led Walsh with 18 points. Sternberg and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) added 17, while Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) added nine points and 13 rebounds. The Cavs are home to Malone in the annual Mayor's Cup game on Tuesday at 6 pm. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"Cavs Win Third Straight, 83-60 at Mount Vernon"

(Mount Vernon, OH) Walsh (12-9, 8-4) won its third straight game, defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene University (12-11, 4-9) 83-60 in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. The win keeps the Cavs just one-half game behind second place Shawnee State University (19-5, 9-4). The win was also the sixth for the Cavs in their last seven games. Walsh shot .529 (18-34) from the field in the first half and bolted to a 45-21 halftime lead. Mount Vernon would trail by double digits the rest of the way. The Cavs placed four players in twin figures, led by Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) 13 points. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) (Pictured bottom right) added 12 points and eight rebounds, LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) (Pictured top right) 11 points, Tammy Schumacher (So., Whitney Point, NY/HS) 11 points and Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) nine points and ten rebounds.

The Cavs play at the University of Rio Grande on Saturday night at 6 pm. The game will be broadcast live on the internet on TEAMLINE.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

"Cavs Cage Bulldogs at Home, 76-65"

Walsh (11-9, 7-4) and Wilberforce (7-13, 5-7) seesawed up and down the floor Saturday until Walsh pulled away late and tamed the Bulldogs 76-65. The lead changed hands 17 times, with Walsh taking the lead for good at the 4:03 mark.

Wilberforce seemed to be setting the pace in the first half, but held only a 37-34 lead heading into the locker room. The action ebbed and flowed the entire second half, until Ingrid Brainard's (Jr., Madison, OH/HS ) key three-point play with 3:13 left gave Walsh a 67-63 lead, and sparking 6-0 run that put the Cavs in front for good. Brainard had 11 points and six assists on the day.

Three other Cavaliers added double digit scoring efforts. LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) (Pictured top right) had 14 points, including four three-pointers; Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) (Pictured bottom right) had 14; and Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 13 points. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) just missed a double-double, grabbing a team high 11 boards and chipping in nine points.

The Cavs will ride their latest two-game winning streak into Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday. Tip off is at 5:30 PM.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Cavs Bounce Back With Road Win at Urbana"

(Urbana, OH) After suffering a heartbreaking loss to NAIA No. 3 Cedarville on the road last Saturday, Walsh (10-9, 6-4) bounced back with a 76-64 win at Urbana University tonight. The win pulls the Cavs to within one-half game of second place Shawnee State University (7-4) in the American Mideast Conference South Division. Walsh is home to Wilberforce University on Saturday for an AMC South contest at 2 pm.

Walsh jumped out to a 14-2 lead over the Blue Knights, then withstood several Urbana rallies to record the win. Walsh led 38-34 at the half and finally put the game away in the final six minutes. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) led a balanced attack with 15 points. LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) recorded a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 12 points, Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) 10 points and seven rebounds and AMC assist leader Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) dished out seven assists.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Walsh (9-9, 5-4) Falls to Third Ranked Cedarville in Final Seconds

Walsh (9-9, 5-4) split two American Mideast Conference South Division road games last week and gained a tremendous amount of respect in the process. The Cavs rallied from 12 points down to win at Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday, then lost a heart-breaker in the final seconds to NAIA No. 3 Cedarville University on Saturday. The Cavs conclude their three-game road stint at Urbana University on Tuesday (5:30 pm), before coming home to meet Wilberforce University on Saturday (2 pm). Walsh currently stands third in the AMC South.

Walsh erased a 25-12 first half deficit, on their way to a 74-70 come-from-behind AMC South Division win at Ohio Dominican University. The win was the third straight for the Cavs. Walsh took the lead for good at the 3:56 mark of the second half on a basket from Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington). Becherucci finished with a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 20 points and six rebounds and Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Cavs recorded a decisive edge on the boards, 54-39.

Cedarville's Crystal Wiley scored with 15 seconds to play to lift the third-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 76-75 win over the Cavs in an AMC South Division game. The win was the 61st straight AMC win for the Yellow Jackets and snapped the Cavs three-game win streak. Walsh had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but Beth Sternberg's baseline pass to Lindsay Becherucci went out of bounds with .02 seconds to play. A late surge in the first half lifted Cedarville to a 44-38 halftime lead. In the second half, it looked as if Cedarville would pull away from the Cavs when they vaulted into a 53-42 lead with 15:40 to play. Walsh would rally with a 16-5 run, capped off by a three-pointer from LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) to take a 68-58 lead with 7:05 to play. The Yellow Jackets would whittle away at the lead, but not regain the lead until their game-winning basket. Ware led the Cavs with 19 points off the bench. Dionna Hammett added 18 points and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) 11 points.

Walsh and Urbana (5-14, 0-9) meet for the second time on Tuesday, Walsh won the first meeting, 88-80 on December 10 at Walsh. Dionna Hammett poured in 23 points and Ingrid Brainard grabbed nine rebounds. The Blue Knights lost for the sixth time in seven games, when they were defeated 67-57 by Malone on Saturday. Walsh leads the all-time series 22-14. Walsh and surging Wilberforce (7-11, 5-5) meet for the second time on Saturday. The Bulldogs edged the Cavs 59-58 at Wilberforce on January 7. The Cavs missed two shots at the buzzer. Lindsay Becherucci paced the Cavs with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Wilberforce is coming off a 67-65 upset win over NAIA No. 7 Shawnee State on Saturday. The Bulldogs will be completing a three-game week when they arrive at Walsh on Saturday. They play an AMC South game at Tiffin on Tuesday, then meet arch-rival Central State on the road on Saturday. Walsh leads the all-time series 8-4, but have lost the last two games.

Walsh has four players scoring in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's 15.5 points per game. Sternberg is shooting .447 from the field and .854 from the foul line. Dionna Hammett is averaging 12.4 points and a team best 8.6 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) is averaging 11.1 points, shooting .796 from the line and handing out 5.7 assists, tops in the AMC. Lindsay Becherucci is averaging 11.0 points, pulling down 7.3 rebounds and leads the team in field goal percentage (.608).

Saturday, January 21, 2006

"Cavs Lose Heartbreaker in Final Seconds to Third-Ranked Cedarville"

(Cedarville, OH) Cedarville's Crystal Wiley's scored with 15 seconds to play lifted the third-ranked Yellow Jackets (18-3, 10-0) to a 76-75 win over the Cavs (9-9, 5-4) in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. Walsh had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but Beth Sternberg's (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) baseline pass to Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) went out of bounds with .02 seconds to play. The loss snapped Walsh's three-game win streak. The win was the 61st straight AMC win for the Yellow Jackets.

A late surge in the first half lifted Cedarville to a 44-38 halftime lead. In the second half, it looked as if Cedarville would pull away from the Cavs when they vaulted into a 53-42 lead with 15:40 to play. Walsh would rally with a 16-5 run, capped off by a three-pointer from LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) to take a 68-58 lead with 7:05 to play. The Yellow Jackets would whittle away at the lead, but not regain the lead until their game-winning basket.

Ware led the Cavs with 19 points off the bench. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) added 18 points and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) 11 points. Walsh is at Urbana University for an AMC South game on Tuesday at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"Cavs Rally for Road Win at ODU"

Walsh (9-8, 5-3) erased a 25-12 first half deficit, on their way to a 74-70 come-from-behind American Mideast Conference South Division win at Ohio Dominican University last night. The win was the third straight for the Cavs and gave them sole possession of third place in the AMC South. The Cavs travel to NAIA No. 3 Cedarville University on Saturday (5:30 pm). The game will be broadcast live on the internet on TEAMLINE. The Yellow Jackets (17-3, 9-0) have won their last 60 AMC games.

Walsh took the lead for good at the 3:56 mark of the second half on a basket from Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) (Pictured top right). Becherucci finished with a game-high 21 points. She also recorded 11 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) added 20 points and six rebounds and Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Cavs recorded a decisive edge on the boards, 54-39.

Monday, Janaury 16, 2006

"Walsh (8-8, 4-3) Takes Two/Hit Road Twice, at Cedarville on Saturday"

Walsh (8-8, 4-3) won twice last week to pull even overall and go over the .500 mark in the American Mideast Conference's South Division. The Cavs won 64-53 at Malone College on Tuesday, then defeated the University of Rio Grande 78-69 on Saturday. This week the Cavs travel to Ohio Dominican University in Columbus on Tuesday (6 pm) and meet AMC South leader and NAIA No. 3 Cedarville University on the road on Saturday (5:30 pm). The game will be broadcast live on the internet on TEAMLINE.

Walsh led from start to finish in defeating arch-rival Malone 64-53 in an AMC South contest. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cavs. Walsh led by as many as 24 points (37-13) in building a 37-15 halftime lead. The second half was all Walsh, except for the final 6:21, when the Pioneers cut a 21-point lead to five points (58-53) with 43 seconds to play. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) led Walsh's balanced attack with 17 points. Sternberg was 4-8 from three-point. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) added 13 points, LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) 11 points and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) 10 points. Becherucci, Brainard and Ware each had six rebounds. Walsh and Malone meet again, at Walsh, on February 7 for the Mayor's Cup.

Walsh took the lead early and never looked back, defeating the University of Rio Grande 78-69 in an AMC South Division game. The Cavs, leading by 15 points at half, led by as many as 22 points (56-34) in the second half. Rio would close to eight points at 75-67 with 45 seconds to play, but would get no closer. Four Cavaliers scored in double digits. Beth Sternberg scored a game-high 19 points, including five from beyond the arc. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) recorded a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard and Lindsay Becherucci chipped in 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Walsh and Ohio Dominican (12-7, 4-4) meet for the 45th time on Tuesday. Walsh leads the series 34-10. The teams split two games last season. The Panthers have dropped their last two games, including a 101-87 loss to AMC South leader Cedarville on Saturday. Walsh looks to snap Cedarville's (16-3, 8-0) 59-game AMC win streak on Saturday. Actually, it could be 60 if the Yellow Jackets win at home against Tiffin University on Tuesday. The Jackets enter the week on a six-game win streak. The all-time series is tied at 13, but the Yellow Jackets have won the last seven meetings.

Walsh has four players scoring in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's 15.7 points per game. Sternberg is shooting .458 from the field and .857 from the foul line. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) is averaging 12.0 points and a team best 8.4 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) is averaging 11.3 points, shooting .800 from the line and handing out 5.9 assists, tops in the AMC. Lindsay Becherucci is averaging 10.6 points, pulling down 7.2 rebounds and leads the team in field goal percentage (.610).

Saturday, January 14, 2006

"Walsh Wins Second Straight with Win Over Rio Grande"

Walsh (8-8, 4-3) took the lead early and never looked back, defeating the University of Rio Grande (8-10, 3-5) 78-69 in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. The Cavs, leading by 15 points at half, led by as many as 22 points (56-34) in the second half. Rio would close to eight points at 75-67 with 45 seconds to play, but would get no closer.

Four Cavaliers scored in double digits. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) had a game high 19, including five from beyond the arc. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) (Pictured bottom right) recorded another double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) and Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massilion, OH/Washington) each chipped in 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Walsh will take their two-game winning streak to Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday for an AMC South match-up. Tip off is at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"Cavs End Skid with 64-53 Win at Malone"

Walsh (7-8, 3-3) led from start to finish in defeating arch-rival Malone (4-11, 1-5) 64-53 in an American Mideast Conference South game at Osbourne Hall. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cavs. Walsh and Malone meet again, at Walsh on February 7 (6 pm) for the Mayor's Cup.

Walsh led by as many as 24 points (37-13) in building a 37-15 halftime lead. The second half was all Walsh, except for the final 6:21, when the Pioneers cut a 21-point lead to five points (58-53) with 43 seconds to play. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) led Walsh's balancd attack with 17 points. Sternberg was 4-8 from three-point. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) (Pictured bottom right) added 13 points, LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) 11 points and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) 10 points. Becherucci, Brainard and Ware each had six rebounds.

Walsh is home on Saturday for an AMC South match-up with the University of Rio Grande. Tip-off is a 4 pm

Monday, January 9, 2006

"Walsh (6-8, 2-3) Falls Twice/Sternberg Reaches 1,000 Points/Malone Next"

Walsh (6-8, 2-3) dropped below the .500 mark in American Mideast Conference play, after losing two South Division games last week. The Cavs fell 92-81 to Mount Vernon Nazarene at home on Tuesday, then 59-58 at Wilberforce on Saturday. Walsh is at Malone College on Tuesday at 5:30 pm and home to Rio Grande at 2 pm on Saturday. The Malone game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Walsh senior guard Beth Sternberg (East Canton, OH/HS) scored a career-high 31 points and went over the 1,000 point plateau, but it wasn?t enough in the loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (10-4, 2-2). Sternberg reached the 1,000 point mark with two free throws at the 7:28 mark of the second half. She is 13th all-time in scoring with 1,013 points. Walsh's only leads of the game came in the first half, the last at 36-35 with 54 seconds to play in the half. Mount Vernon would rally and lead 39-36 at the half. The second half was all Cougars, as they quickly raced to a 12-point (54-42) with 16:43 to play. Walsh would cut the lead to five points (66-61) with 9:14 to play, but would get no closer.

Walsh missed two shots in the final seconds in the loss at Wilberforce University (4-9, 2-3). Walsh led 29-28 at the half, in a game that was tight until the final buzzer. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had a career night with a game-high 21 points and 18 rebounds. She was the only Cavalier to reach double figures. Becherucci connected on 6-9 shots from the floor and 9-12 from the foul line. As a team, the Cavs shot only .383 (23-60) from the field and .133 (2-15) from three-point.

Walsh and Malone (4-10, 1-4) renew their backyard rivalry on Tuesday. The Cavs trail in the series 28-26, but have won five of the last six meetings. The Mayor's Cup game is February 7 at Walsh. Malone has won two of their last three games and defeated Rio Grande 69-60 on Saturday. The Cavs meet Rio Grande (8-7, 3-2) on Saturday at home. Rio has lost three of their last four games, including the game at Malone on Saturday. The Redwomen are at Wilberforce on Tuesday. Walsh lost both games last year and trail Rio 28-15 in the all-time series.

Walsh has four players scoring in double figures, led by Beth Sternberg's 15.4 points per game. Sternberg is shooting .462 from the field and .844 from the foul line. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) is averaging 12.0 points and a team best 8.3 rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) is averaging 11.1 points, shooting .821 from the line and handing out 6.1 assists, tops in the AMC. Lindsay Becherucci is averaging 10.4 points, pulling down 7.4 rebounds and leads the team in field goal percentage (.611).

Saturday, January 7, 2006

"Cavs Fall 59-58 at Wilberforce"

(Wilberforce, OH) Walsh (6-8, 2-3) missed two shots in the final seconds, and fell 59-58 to Wilberforce University (4-9, 2-3) in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. The loss was the second straight in conference play for the Cavs. Walsh led 29-28 at the half, in a game that was tight until the final buzzer. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) had a career night with a game-high 21 points and 18 rebounds. She was the only Cavalier to reach double figures. Becherucci connected on 6-9 shots from the floor and 9-12 from the foul line. As a team, the Cavs shot only .383 (23-60) from the field and .133 (2-15) from three-point.

The Cavs are at Malone College for an AMC South game on Tuesday at 5:30 pm. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

"Sternberg Reaches 1000 Points in 92-81 Loss"

Walsh (6-7, 2-2) senior guard Beth Sternberg (East Canton, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) scored a career-high 31 points and went over the 1,000 point plateau, but it all went for naught in a 92-81 loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (10-4, 2-2) in an American Mideast Conference South game. Sternberg reached the 1000 point mark with two free throws at the 7:28 mark of the second half.

Walsh's only leads came in the first half, the last at 36-35 with 54 seconds to play in the half. Mount Vernon would then rally and lead 39-36 at the half. The second half was all Cougars, as they quickly raced to a 12-point (54-42) with 16:43 to play. Walsh would cut the lead to five points (66-61) with 9:14 to play, but would get no closer.

Walsh is at Wilberforce for an AMC South at 4 pm on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

"Walsh (6-6, 2-1) Splits Games in California, Resume AMC Play at Home with Mount Vernon"

Walsh (6-6, 2-1) won twice in California and just missed sweeping both games. This week, they resume American Mideast Conference South play at home on Wednesday against Mount Vernon Nazarene at 6 pm and play at Wilberforce University on Saturday at 4 pm.

Walsh missed a golden chance in the final seconds to upset NAIA No. 22 Menlo College (7-3) and fell 57-56 in their first game at the Peninsula Hoops Classic at Haynes-Prim Pavilion on December 29. Walsh trailed 57-56 with five seconds to play, when Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity. The Cavs' Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) then failed to convert twice under the basket after rebounding Becherucci's missed free throw. The wild finish was a culmination to a tight game that featured 14 lead changes and six ties. A Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH) three-pointer with two minutes to play gave Walsh a 56-55 lead before Menlo converted a lay-up with 34 seconds to play to provide what would be the winning margin. Sternberg led all scorers with 18 points. Becherucci added 10 points and seven rebounds, Hammett had nine rebounds and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) had nine points and dished out nine assists.

Walsh evened its record at 6-6, with an 81-71 win over Notre Dame de Namur in their final game at the Peninsula Hoops Classic at Haynes-Prim Pavilion on December 30. Dionna Hammett hit 10-14 from the field and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Beth Sternberg added 20 points, while Ingrid Brainard had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Lindsay Becherucci scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Walsh shot .576 from the floor in the first half in building a 44-37 halftime lead. Brainard was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene (9-4, 1-2) meet for the 46th time at the PE Center on Wednesday. Walsh won both meetings last season and lead the all-time series 30-15. Walsh travels to Wilberforce on Saturday. The Cavs lead the all-time series 8-3. The teams split the season series last year.

Walsh is averaging 72.8 points and has three players in double figures. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) is averaging 14.6 points and is closing in on 1,000 career points. Sternberg is 27 points shy of becoming the 14th Walsh player to score 1,000 career points. Dionna Hammett is averaging 12.2 points and a team leading 8.1 rebounds. LeAnne Ware (Sr., Alliance, OH/Marlington) is averaging 11.8 points. Ingrid Brainard leads the team in assists with 72 and has committed only 35 turnovers. She is averaging 9.7 points.

Friday, December 30, 2005

"Hammett, Sternberg Lead Cavs to 81-71 Win"

(Atherton, CA) Walsh evened its record at 6-6, with an 81-71 win over Notre Dame de Namur in their final game at the Peninsula Hoops Classic at Haynes-Prim Pavilion. Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) hit 10-14 from the field and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) added 20 points, while Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists and Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Walsh shot .576 from the floor in the first half in building a 44-37 halftime lead. Ingrid Brainard was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

The Cavs resume play on Wednesday, at home, against Mount Vernon Nazarene in an American Mideast Conference South game at 6 pm.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

"Cavs Miss Chance for Upset at Menlo"

(Athetron, CA) Walsh (5-6) missed a golden chance in the final seconds to upset NAIA No. 22 Menlo College (7-3) and fell 57-56 in their first game at the Peninsula Hoops Classic at Haynes-Prim Pavilion.

Walsh trailed 57-56 with five seconds to play, when Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity. The Cavs' Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) then failed to convert twice under the basket after rebounding Becheruci's missed free throw.

The wild finish was a culmination to a tight game that featured 14 lead changes and six ties. A Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH) three-pointer with two minutes to play gave Walsh a 56-55 lead before Menlo guard Shannon Riley converted a lay-up with 34 seconds to play to provide what would be the winning margin.

Sternberg led all scorers with 18 points. Becherucci added 10 points and seven rebounds, Hammett had nine rebounds and Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) had nine points and dished out nine assists.

Walsh meets Notre Dame de Namur at 7 pm (EST) today.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

"Cavs Pull Even With Win over Saint Vincent"

Walsh improved to 5-5 with an 80-66 non-conference win over Saint Vincent College (3-6). After trailing by as many as 11 points (24-13) in the first half, Walsh exploded to take a 48-41 halftime lead. The Cavs were never threatened in the second half and led by as many as 14 points (80-66 final margin). Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH) led all scorers with 22 points. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) had 20 points and dished out 10 assists. Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) and Dionna Hammett (Sr., Warrensville Heights, OH/St. Peter Chanel) each had a double-double. Becherucci had15 points and 10 rebounds, while Hammett had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

"Cavs Fall To Georgetown College"

Walsh fell to NAIA Georgetown College tonight with a final score of 77-60 in Georgetown, Kentucky. The loss drops the Cavaliers to 4-5 on the year. Walsh had three players in double-digit scoring, with Lindsay Becherucci (Sr., Massillon, OH/Washington) leading the way with 15 points and five rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Jr., Madison, OH/HS) added 11 points and a game-high six assists, while Beth Sternberg (Sr., East Canton, OH/HS) pitched in 10 points and two assists. Damoniq'e Askew (Fr., Barberton, OH/HS) and Eulise Dickerson (Fr., Warrensville Hts, OH/HS) each contributed five rebounds in the loss. The Cavs shot .447 from the field and .615 from the free throw line.

Walsh plays host to Saint Vincent College on Tuesday, December 20th at 7pm in the PE Building.