2006-07 Archive

Friday, March 2, 2007

"Brainard Selected All-AMC"

Walsh University senior point guard, Ingrid Brainard (5-4, Madison, OH/HS), has been selected third-team All-American Mideast Conference South Division. Brainard, who made honorable mention her previous three years, led the Cavs in scoring (13.5), assists (100), steals (63) and free throw percentage (.812). The flashy point guard also became Walsh's all-time assist leader with 493 and went over the 1,000 point mark. She scored 1,218 career points for the Cavs. Her .802 career free throw percentage is second on the all-time list. Ingrid will graduate this spring with a double major in communications and business.


Monday, February 19, 2007

"Cavs (5-21, 3-15 AMC S) Fall in Season Finale"

Walsh (5-21, 3-15 AMC S) dropped its final two American Mideast Conference South games last week and finished the season losing their final six games. The Cavs finished last in the AMC for the first time. Walsh's 21 losses are the most since 1991-92, when they finished 5-23.

Shawnee State handed Walsh its fifth straight loss, defeating them 71-63 on Thursday. Walsh shot just .289 from the floor in the first half, and trailed 33-25 at the break. Shawnee extended the lead to 14 points (49-35) in the second half, when the Cavs went on a 14-2 run to cut the lead to 51-47 with 9:41 to play. It would be as close as they would come. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) led all scorers with a career high 21 points and 16 rebounds.

Walsh closed the season, losing 71-70 at Wilberforce on Saturday. Wilberforce's (7-21, 4-14 AMC S) Latoya Graham scored with three seconds to play to snatch victory from the Cavs. Nicole Dressler (Jr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) gave the Cavaliers a 70-69 lead with 10 seconds to play, after connecting on three straight free throws. Wilberforce then advanced the ball up the floor quickly, with Graham hitting the game winner inside 15 feet from the left side of the lane. Dressler led the Cavs with 15 points and tied for rebound honors with seven. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) added 10 points in her final game in a Walsh uniform.

Ingrid Brainard led the Cavs in scoring (13.5), assists (100), steals (63) and free throw percentage (.812). Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader with 493 also scored 1,218 points. Her .802 career free throw percentage is second on the all-time list. Brittani Maddox led the team in rebounding (6.3) and second in scoring (7.4).


Saturday, February 17, 2007

"Cavs Fall in Season Finale"

(Wilberforce, OH) Wilberforce's (7-21, 4-14 AMC S) Latoya Graham scored with three seconds to play, to defeat Walsh (5-21, 3-15 AMC S) 71-70 in the season finale for both teams. Walsh's Nicole Dressler (Jr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) gave the Cavaliers a 70-69 lead with 10 seconds to play, after connecting on three straight free throws. Wilberforce then advanced the ball up the floor quickly, with Graham hitting the game winner inside 15 feet from the left side of the lane.

Dressler led the Cavs with 15 points and tied for rebound honros with seven. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) added 10 points.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

"Maddox Scores Career High 21 Points in Loss to Shawnee State"

Shawnee State (17-11, 10-7 AMC S) moved closer to an American Mideast Conference Playoff spot, with a 71-63 win at Walsh University (5-20, 3-14 AMC S) tonight. The win gave the Bears a season sweep of the Cavs.Walsh closes the season at Wilberforce University on Saturday.

Walsh shot just .289 from the floor in the first half, and trailed 33-25 at the break. Shawnee extended the lead to 14 points (49-35) in the second half, when the Cavs went on a 14-2 run to cut the lead to 51-47 with 9:41 to play. It would be as close as they would come.Shawnee shot .571 in the second half and .471 for the game. Walsh's Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) led all scorers with a career high 21 points and 16 rebounds. She was the only Cavalier in double figures. Shawnee's Shannon Leasure led the Bears with 19 points.


Tuesday, February, 13, 2007

"Shawnee State Game to be Played on Thursday"

Tonight's game with Shawnee State University has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 6 pm. The Cavs will honor senior Ingrid Brainard (Madison, OH/HS) in pregame ceremonies.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"Tonight's Game Cancelled"

Tonight's game with Shawnee State has been cancelled. No make-up date has been determined. The two schools are looking at either Wednesday or Thursday. As soon as a date has been set, it will be posted.


Monday, February 12, 2007

"Cavs Close Season This Week"

Walsh (5-19, 3-13 AMC S) fell twice last week, losing a pair of American Mideast Conference South games. The Cavs who have lost their last five games, close the season this week. Walsh is home to Shawnee State University on Tuesday (6 pm, Senior Night) and at Wilberforce University on Saturday (4 pm).

Walsh wasted a nine-point first half lead and lost 76-63 at Mount Vernon Nazarene (10-15, 3-12 AMC S) last Tuesday night. Walsh shot well the first half (.571), but trailed 41-38 at the break. The second half was all Cougars, as they out scored the Cavs 35-25. Walsh shot .491 from the field and were led by Amber Robinson's (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) 10 points. The Cavs committed 31 turnovers.

Ohio Dominican's (18-10, 12-4 AMC S) Krissy Haines poured in 38 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, as the Panthers downed the Cavs 92-67 Saturday in Columbus. Haines scored 22 of her game-high 38 points in the first half, as ODU built a 50-40 halftime lead. The Panthers scored the first eight points of the second to seal the Cavs (5-19, 3-13) fate. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led Walsh with 13 points and eight rebounds. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) added 12 points.

Walsh looks to play the spoiler role, when they host Shawnee State (16-11, 9-7, AMC S) on Tuesday. The Bears are battling for the final AMC playoff spot. They won the first meeting, 79-63, at Shawnee on January 20. Shawnee leads the all-time series 30-4. Walsh looks for the season sweep at Wilberforce (6-20, 3-13 AMC S) on Saturday. Walsh won the first meeting, 61-53, at Walsh on January 16. The Cavs lead the all-time series 10-4.

Ingrid Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (13.9) and is the only player in double figures. Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader (487), has 94 assists on the season, and leads the team in steals (58) and free throw percentage (.823). Brittani Maddox leads the team in rebounding (5.9) and is tied with Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) as the Cavs second leading scorer (6.8).


Saturday, February 10, 2007
"Cavs Fall 92-67 at ODU"
(Columbus, OH) Ohio Dominican's (18-10, 12-4 AMC S) Krissy Haines poured in 38 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, as the Panthers downed the Cavs 92-67 in an American Mideast Conference South game today. Haines scored 22 of her game-high 38 points in the first half, as ODU built a 50-40 halftime lead. The Panthers scored the first eight points of the second to seal the Cavs (5-19, 3-13) fate.
Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led Walsh with 13 points and eight rebounds. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) added 12 points.
Walsh closes the home season on Tuesday against Shawnee State at 6 pm.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007

"Women Lose First Half Lead, Game at Mount Vernon"

Walsh (5-18, 3-12 AMC S) wasted a nine-point first half lead and lost 76-63 at Mount Vernon Nazarene (10-15, 3-12 AMC S), in an American Mideast Conferene South game tonight. Walsh shot well the first half (.571), but trailed 41-38 at the break. The second half was all Cougars, as they out scored the Cavs 35-25. Walsh shot .491 from the field and were led by Amber Robinson's (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) 10 points. Walsh committed 31 turnovers.

The Cavs are at Ohio Dominican University on Saturday (2 pm).


Monday, February, 5, 2007

"Cavs (5-17, 3-11 AMC S) Fall at Malone in Mayor's Cup"

Walsh (5-17, 3-11 AMC S) fell twice last week, losing a pair of American Mideast Conference South games. The Cavs lost at home to Tiffin University on Tuesday night, and then lost a heartbreaker in the 11th Annual Mayor's Cup game at Malone College on Saturday night. This week, Walsh plays two conference road games, at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday and at Ohio Dominican University on Saturday.

Walsh shot just .377 from the floor, in losing 64-54 to Tiffin University (11-11, 8-5 AMC S). Walsh shot just .286 in the first half, in falling behind 40-21. Walsh trailed by double digits the entire second half, as the Dragons led by as many as 21 points. Walsh held the Dragons scoreless the final 3:21, and went on an 8-0 run to close the final margin to 10 points. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led all scorers with 24 points.

Malone College (16-10, 8-6 AMC S) retired the Mayor's Cup with a 74-72 win over the Cavs. Walsh shot a blistering .576 from the floor in the first half and led 43-39 at halftime. The Cavs would then extend their lead to eight points (54-46) with 16:10 to play. Walsh held the lead until the 5:07 mark, when Malone's Kellyn Murphy gave the Pioneers a 67-66 lead on a lay-up. The Cavs would never lead again. Walsh had a chance to tie, or win the game on their final possession, but turned the ball over. They finished the game with 19 turnovers. Ingrid Brainard led the Cavs with 21 points. Brainard connected on 8-13 from the field. Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) and Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) each tallied 13 points. Dickerson tied for rebound honors with nine.

Walsh meets Mount Vernon Nazarene (9-15, 2-12 AMC S) on Tuesday. The Cavs won the first meeting, 74-69, at Walsh on November 28. Jessie Miller paced the Cavs with 17 points. The Cougars are coming off a 76-67 upset win over the University of Rio Grande on Saturday. Walsh leads the all-time series 32-17.

Walsh travels to Columbus, for their second meeting with Ohio Dominican University (16-10, 10-4 AMC S) on Saturday. The Panthers, tied for second place in the AMC South, crushed Wilberforce University 71-45 on Saturday Despite 19 points from Ingrid Brainard, ODU won the first meeting, 79-67, at Walsh on January 6. Walsh leads the all-time series 36-11.

Ingrid Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (14.1) and is the only player in double figures. Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader (479), has 86 assists on the season, and leads the team in steals (55) and free throw percentage (.845). Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.0 per game. Eulise Dickerson is now the Cavs second leading scorer, averaging 7.4 points per game. Walsh is holding the opposition to 66.8 points per game and to .414 shooting from the field.


Saturday, February 3, 2007

"Cavs Lose "Cup" Game in Heartbreaker"

Malone College (16-10, 8-6 AMC S) retired the Mayor's Cup with a 74-72 win over the Cavs (5-17, 3-11 AMC S). Walsh shot a blistering .576 from the floor in the first half and led 43-39 at halftime. The Cavs would then extend their lead to eight points (54-56) with 16:10 to play. Walsh held the lead until the 5:07 mark, when Malone's Kellyn Murphy gave the Pioneers a 67-66 lead on a lay-up. The Cavs would never lead again. Walsh had a chance to tie, or win the game on their final possession, but turned the ball over. They finished the game with 19 turnovers.

Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 21 points. Brainard connected on 8-13 from the field. Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) and Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) each tallied 13 points. Dickerson tied for rebound honors with nine.

Walsh is at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday night (5:30 pm).


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"Women Fall 64-54 to Tiffin"

Walsh (5-16, 3-10 AMC S) shot just .377 from the floor, in losing 64-54 to Tiffin University (11-11, 8-5 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference game. Walsh shot just .286 in the first half, in falling behind 40-21. Tiffin led 10-9, when they went on a 10 point run.

Walsh trailed by double digits the entire second half, as the Dragons led by as many as 21 points. Walsh held the Dragons scoreless the final 3:21, and went on an 8-0 run to close the final margin to 10 points. Walsh's Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led all scorers with 24 points. Leanne Lucius led Tiffin with 21 points.

Walsh is at Malone on Saturday night, in the annual Mayor's Cup game at 5:30 pm. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER.


Monday, January 29, 2007

"Cavs (5-15, 3-9 AMC S) Notch Road Win at Urbana/Lose Tough Battle to 7th Ranked Cedarville"

Walsh (5-15, 3-9 AMC S) played its best basketball of the season, in splitting a pair of American Mideast Conference South games last week. The Cavs won on the road at Urbana University on Tuesday, but fell at home to NAIA No. 7, and AMC leader, Cedarville University on Saturday. This week the Cavs host Tiffin University on Tuesday night (6 pm), before traveling to Malone College on Saturday night (5:30 pm) for the annual Mayor's Cup game. The Walsh-Malone game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Walsh won for the second time in the last three outings, by notching a 66-62 win at Urbana University last Tuesday. The Cavs erased an eight-point first half deficit (12-4), and trailed by only two points (32-30) at the break. The Cavs led by as many as 10 points in the second half, as they out scored the Blue Knights 36-30. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led a balanced attack with 15 points and five assists. Damoniq'e Askew (Jr., Barberton, OH/HS) played her finest game of the season, scoring 13 points and grabbing six rebounds. Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) recorded a team-high nine rebounds, to go along with eight points.

Walsh put up a valiant effort, before falling 89-84 to Cedarville University (18-5, 10-2) on Saturday. Cedarville led by as many as nine points (31-22) in the first half, before the Cavs rallied and trailed by only four points (42-38) at halftime. Walsh then trimmed the lead to 64-62, on Ingrid Brainard's seven straight points with 11:32 to play. Cedarville would regroup however, and extend their lead to 12 points (78-66) with a 14-4 run with 5:33 to play. The Cavs would cut the lead under ten points in the final minute, but would get no closer then four points. Brainard led Walsh with 23 points, with Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) adding 19 points off the bench.

Walsh and Tiffin (10-11, 7-5 AMC S) meet for the second time this season on Tuesday. The Dragons won the first meeting, 56-43, at Tiffin, on November 21. Tiffin has jumped back into the AMC playoff race with three consecutive wins, including a 76-72 home win against Shawnee State on Saturday. The Dragons are just 2-10 on the road this season. Walsh leads the all-time series 22-19.

Walsh and Malone (14-10, 6-6 AMC S) meet in the 11th annual Mayors' Cup game, at Osborne Hall on Saturday. Malone leads the "Cup" series 6-4, and can retire the trophy for the second time with a win on Saturday. The Cavs have never retired the "Cup." Malone won the first meeting this season, 60-56, at Walsh, on January 9. Malone leads the all-time series 30-27. The Pioneers are coming off a 70-69 home win over Ohio Dominican University last Saturday. They host Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday.

Ingrid Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (13.3) and is the only player in double figures. Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader (475), has 82 assists on the season, and leads the team in steals (51) and free throw percentage (.833). Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.1 per game. Freshman Chrissy Summers is now the Cavs second leading scorer, averaging 7.6 points per game. Walsh is holding the opposition to 66.6 points per game and to .411 shooting from the field. The Cavs are also out-rebounding their opponents by 2.4 per game.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

"Cavs Fall 89-84 to No. 7 Cedarville"

Walsh (5-15, 3-9 AMC S) put up a valiant effort, before falling 89-84 to NAIA No. 7 Cedarville University (18-5, 10-2) in an American Mideast Conference South Division game today. The win was the 11th straight over the Cavs for the Yellow Jackets.

Cedarville led by as many as nine points (31-22) in the first half, before the Cavs rallied and trailed only 42-38 at halftime. Walsh trimmed the lead to 64-62, on seven straight points from Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) with 11:32 to play. Cedarville would regroup however and extend the lead to 12 points (78-66), with a 14-4 run with 5:33 to play. The Cavs would cut the lead under ten points in the final minute, but would get no closer then four points. Cedarville's Brittany Smart led all scorers with 32 points, as the Yellow Jackets placed five players in double figures. Brainard led Walsh with 23 points, with Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) adding 19 points off the bench.

Walsh is home to Tiffin University, in an AMC South game, on Tuesday at 6 pm.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"Cavs Notch Road Win at Urbana"

(Urbana, OH) Walsh (5-14, 3-8 AMC S) won for the second time in the last three outings, by notching a 66-62 American Mideast Conference South win over Urbana University. The Cavs erased an eight-point deficit (12-4) in the first half, and trailed by only two points (32-30) at the break. The Cavs led by as many as 10 points in the second half, as they out scored the Blue Knights 36-30. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led a balanced attack with 15 points and five assists. Damoniq'e Askew (Jr., Barberton, OH/HS) played her finest game of the season, scoring 13 points and grabbing six rebounds. Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) recorded a team-high nine rebounds, to go along with eight points.

The Cavs host AMC South leader Cedarville University 17-5, 9-2 AMC S) on Saturday at 2 pm.


Monday, January 22, 2007

"Cavs (4-14, 2-8 AMC S) Edge Wilberforce, Fall at Shawnee State"

Walsh (4-14, 2-8 AMC S) split a pair of American Mideast Conference South games last week. The Cavs beat Wilberforce University 61-53 at Alumni Arena last Tuesday night, but fell 79-63 at Shawnee State University on Saturday. This week, the Cavs travel to Urbana University on Tuesday (5:30 pm) and host AMC co-leader and fourth Cedarville University on Saturday 2 pm.

Walsh snapped a four-game losing streak with a 61-53 win over Wilberforce University. The Cavs took the lead for good at 8-6 at the 14:56 mark of the first half and led by as many as 13 points (38-25) in the second half. Wilberforce rallied and tied the game 53 with 4:39 to play on a three-point basket by Latoya Graham. But Walsh came back and regained the lead at 55-53 on a basket by Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS). Walsh then held the Bulldogs scoreless the remainder of the game. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs and all scorers with 14 points, to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) had 10 rebounds and six steals.


Shawnee State (13-8, 6-4 AMC S) connected on a season-high 12 three-pointers, on their way to a 79-63 win over the Cavs. Shawnee connected on 7 three-pointers in the first half in building a 40-30 halftime lead. The Cavs stayed close despite shooting only .325 (13-40) from the floor in the first half. The Bears shot .548 from the floor in the second half and led by as 20 points on two occasions. Ingrid Brainard paced the Cavs with 14 points. Amber Robinson (Jr., Canton, OH/North Canton) added 11 points and Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) and Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) each tallied 10 points.

The Cavs and Urbana (110-10, 5-5 AMC S) finish the season series on Tuesday. Urbana beat the Cavs 68-62 on January 3. Urbana lost 78-70 to co-AMC South leader Ohio Dominican on Saturday. Walsh leads the all-time series 23-15. Walsh looks to snap a 10-game losing streak against Cedarville (16-5, 8-2 AMC S), when they host the Jackets on Saturday. Walsh lost 82-56 at Cedarville on December 9 and last beat the Jackets in the 2000-01 season. Cedarville fell into a tie for the AMC South lead, after losing 100-97 at Rio Grande on Saturday. The Jackets two regular season AMC losses are the most in a single season since the 2001-02 year, when they finished 15-5. They had been unbeaten in league play the last three years.

Ingrid Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (12.7) and is the only player in double figures. Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader (469), has 76 assists on the season, and leads the team in steals (48) and free throw percentage (.814). Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.3 per game.


Saturday, January 20, 2006

"Cavs Fall 79-63 at Shawnee State"

(Portsmouth, OH) Shawnee State (13-8, 6-4 AMC S) connected on a season-high 12 three-pointers, on their way to a 79-63 win over the Cavs (4-14, 2-8 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference game today. The win snapped Walsh's modest one-game win streak. The Cavs are at Urbana University on Tuesday for an AMC South game at 5:30 pm.

Shawnee connected on 7 three-pointers in the first half in building a 40-30 halftime lead. The Cavs stayed close despite shooting only .325 (13-40) from the floor in the first half. The Bears shot .548 from the floor in the second half and led by as 20 points on two occasions. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 14 points. Amber Robinson (Jr., Canton, OH/North Canton) added 11 points and Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) and Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) each tallied 10 points.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Cavs Stop Bulldogs"

Walsh (4-13, 2-7 AMC S) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 61-53 American Mideast Conference South win over visiting Wilberforce University (5-13, 2-7 AMC S). Walsh took the lead for good at 8-6 at the 14:56 mark of the first half and led by as many as 13 points (38-25) in the second half.

Wilberforce rallied and tied the game 53 with 4:39 to play on a three-point basket by Latoya Graham. But Walsh came back and regained the lead at 55-53 on a basket by Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS). Walsh then held the Bulldogs scoreless the remainder of the game.

Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs and all scorers with 14 points, to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) had 10 rebounds and six steals.

Walsh is at Shawnee State for an AMC South on Saturday at 1 pm.


Monday, January 15, 2007

"Cavs (3-13, 1-7 AMC S) Play Well, But Fall Twice"

Walsh (3-13, 1-7 AMC S) played well, both lost a pair of American Mideast Conference South games to extend their losing streak to four games. The Cavs have dropped seven of their last eight games. Walsh plays host to Wilberforce University at Alumni Arena on Tuesday night (6 pm), and then travel to Shawnee State University on Saturday at 1 pm.

Malone College held on for a 60-56 at Alumni Arena last Tuesday. Walsh trailed most of the game, but stayed close behind a 20-point effort from Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS). Malone led 29-23 at the half, before Walsh ran off seven straight points to start the second half and take a 30-29 lead. It was to be the Cavs' final lead of the night. Malone would rally and eventually lead by eight points at 50-42 when the Cavs rallied again. Walsh closed to 56-53 with 40 seconds to play on two free throws by Brainard. Malone pushed the lead back to five points (58-53) with 37 seconds left on two free throws when Walsh came back again. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds to play to trim the Malone lead to 58-56. Walsh then stole the inbound pass with five seconds left, but turned ball right back over under the basket to assure Malone the win.

Walsh played well, but lost 73-66 at the University of Rio Grande on Saturday. Walsh shot the ball better and out-rebounded Rio, but were stalled by 27 turnovers. The Cavs trailed 29-24 at half, and trailed in double digits in the second half, before rallying to close within six points in the final minutes. Walsh has dropped its last four games and lost the two-game season series to Rio. Ingrid Brainard paced the Cavs with 17 points. Brainard added seven rebounds, five assists and four steals, while shooting 7-14 from the floor. Brittani Maddox added 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench and Jessie Miller had 11 points.

Ingrid Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (12.5) and is the only player in double figures. Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader (458), has 65 assists on the season, and leads the team in steals (43) and free throw percentage (.829). Brittani Maddox leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.6 per game.

Walsh and Wilberforce (5-12, 2-6 AMC S) battle in the first of two AMC South meetings on Tuesday. The Cavs play at Wilberforce on February 13. The Bulldogs lost 77-71 at Shawnee State on Saturday and have lost their last two games. Walsh leads the all-time series 9-4. Walsh travels to Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday to meet Shawnee State (2-7, 5-3). The Bears snapped a four-game losing streak against Wilberforce University last Saturday. Shawnee leads the all-time series against the Cavs 29-4. Walsh snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Bears with a win last season.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

"Cavs Fall 73-66 at Rio"

(Rio Grande, OH) Walsh (3-13, 1-7 AMC S) played well, but lost 73-66 at Rio Grande (13-7, 5-3 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South game today. Walsh shot the ball better and out-rebounded Rio, but were stalled by 27 turnovers. The Cavs trailed 29-24 at half, and trailed in double digits in the second half, before rallying to close within six points in the final minutes. Walsh has dropped its last four games and lost the two-game season series to Rio.

Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 17 points. Brainard added seven rebounds, five assists and four steals, while shooting 7-14 from the floor. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) added 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench and Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) had 11 points.

The Cavs are home to Wilberforce in an AMC South game on Tuesday at 6 pm.


Tuesday, January 9, 2007

"Malone Edges Cavs 60-56"

Malone College (12-7, 4-3 AMC S) held on for a 60-56 win over Walsh University (3-12, 1-6 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South game. Walsh trailed most of the game, but stayed close behind a 20-point effort from Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS).

Malone led 29-23 at the half, before Walsh ran off seven straight points to start the second half and take a 30-29 lead. It was to be the Cavs' final lead of the night. Malone would rally and eventually lead by eight points at 50-42 when the Cavs rallied again. Walsh closed to 56-53 with 40 seconds to play on two free throws by Brainard. Malone pushed the lead back to five points (58-53) with 37 seconds left on two free throws by Katie Murphy when Walsh came back again. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds to play to trim the Malone lead to 58-56. Walsh then stole the inbound pass with five seconds left, but turned ball right back over under the basket to assure Malone the win. Nikki Parson led Malone with 14 points.

Walsh is at Rio Grande for an AMC South game at 2 pm on Saturday.


Monday, January 8, 2007

"Cavs (3-11, 1-5 AMC S) Look to Right Ship against Malone"

Walsh (3-11, 1-5 AMC S) is out to snap a two-game skid, when they host rival Malone College at Alumni Arena on Tuesday night (6 pm). The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us. The Cavs dropped two American Mideast Conference South games last week (Urbana University/Ohio Dominican). After hosting Malone on Tuesday, the Cavs travel to the University of Rio Grande on Saturday at 2 pm.

Walsh rallied from a 15-point first half deficit, only to fall 68-62 to Urbana University last Tuesday. Walsh trailed 33-18 in the first half, but rallied to trim the Urbana lead to 41-33 at halftime. Urbana pushed the lead back to ten points (49-39) with 13:39 to play, when the Cavs rallied. Walsh outscored Urbana 11-1, to pull with one-point at 51-50 with 8:59 to play. The Cavs tied the game at 55-55 on a basket by Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) with 7:24 left, and took their largest lead at 58-55, on a three pointer from Leah Seaman (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) with 6:55 to play. Urbana regained the lead at 60-58 with 5:18, and then snapped a 62-62 tied with 2:33 to play. The Cavs failed to score in the final 3:42. Summers and Seaman paced the Cavs scoring atack. Summers led with 13 points, while Seaman added 10. Both came off the bench.

Ohio Dominican led from start to finish in defeating Walsh 79-67 last Saturday. Despite shooting just 28% in the first half, Walsh trailed only 31-25 at the half. The Cavs cut the lead to three points (31-28) on the first possession of the second half, but could get no closer. Walsh placed just two players in double figures, led by Ingrid Brainard's (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) 19 points. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) added 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Walsh and Malone College (11-7, 3-3 AMC S) meet for the 57th time on Tuesday, with Malone holding a 29-27 advantage. The Pioneers and Cavs split the season series last season. Malone is coming off an 83-76 loss at Rio Grande on Saturday. The two teams meet for the Mayor's Cup, at Malone, on Saturday, February 3. Walsh and Rio Grande (11-7, 3-3 AMC S) meet for the second time this season on Saturday. Rio Grande won 85-62, at Walsh on December 2. Rio leads the all-time series 29-16. The Cavs and Rio split the season series last year.

Ingrid Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (11.6) and is the only player in double figures. Brainard, Walsh's all-time assist leader (450), has 57 assists on the season, and leads the team in steals (36) and free throw percentage (.815). Brittani Maddox leads the team in rebounding, averaging 6.7 per game.


Saturday, January 6, 2007

"Cavs Fall 79-67 to Ohio Dominican"

Ohio Dominican (11-7, 5-1 AMC S) led from start to finish in defeating Walsh (3-11, 1-5 AMC S) 79-67 in an American Mideast Conference South game. Despite shooting just 28% in the first half, Walsh trailed only 31-25 at the half. The Cavs cut the lead to three points (31-28) on the first possession of the second half, but could get no closer.

Walsh placed just two players in double figures, led by Ingrid Brainard's (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) 19 points. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) added 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench. ODU's Krissy Haines led all scorers with 23 points. Cassidy Wertman added 18.

Walsh is home to Malone College at 6 pm on Tuesday night. The game will be broadcast live on 900 AM WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.


Wednesday, January 3, 2006

"Walsh's Rally Falls Short"

Walsh (3-10, 1-4 AMC S) rallied from a 15-point first half deficit, only to fall 68-62 to Urbana University (9-6, 3-2 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South game. Walsh trailed 33-18 in the first half, but rallied to trim the Urbana lead to 41-33 at halftime. Urbana pushed the lead back to ten points (49-39) with 13:39 to play, when the Cavs rallied. Walsh outscored Urbana 11-1, to pull with one-point at 51-50 with 8:59 to play. The Cavs tied the game at 55-55 on a basket by Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) with 7:24 left, and took their largest lead at 58-55 on a three pointer from Leah Seaman (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) with 6:55 to play. Urbana regained the lead at 60-58 with 5:18 to play on a basket by Sam Riley, and then snapped a 62-62 tied with 2:33 to play on another basket from Riley. The Cavs failed to score in the final 3:42.

Summers and Seaman paced the Cavs scoring. Summers led with 13 points, while Seaman added 10. Both came off the bench. Urbana's Sam Riley led all scorers with 14 points. Brittany Runner added 19 points.

Walsh is home to Ohio Dominican University in an AMC South game at 2 pm on Saturday.


Saturday, December 30, 2006

"Cavs Notch Third Win of Season "

The Cavaliers (3-9) defeated visiting Cornerstone University (9-6), 70-59 in a non-league game. The Cavs shot .394 from the field and .263 from the three-point line. Walsh jumped to a 26-21 lead in the first half and led 36-32 at the break.

The Cavs held Cornerstone to a .415 shooting percentage from the field, and led by as many as 22 with 5:58 to play in the game. Walsh was led by three freshmen. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) scored a career-high 13 points. Summers shot 3 of 8 from the three-point line and also added four assists. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) added 12 points and nine rebounds and Leah Seaman (Fr., Louisville, OH/HS) scored 10 points on 2 of 3 from behind the arch. Damoniq'e Askew (Jr., Barberton, OH/HS) had a game-high 11 rebounds and three steals. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) also added three steals and Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) had a team-high five assists.

The Cavs are back in action Wednesday, January 3rd, as they host Urbana University in an American Mideast Conference South game at 6 pm.


Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Cavs Fall 75-66 to Georgetown"

Georgetown (11-4) rallied from an 11-point first half deficit to defeat Walsh University (2-9) 76-55. Walsh led, except for a 20-20 tie, the entire first half. The Cavs jumped to a 14-3 lead in the first five minutes and led 32-25 at the half.

The Tigers took their first lead of the game at 41-40, on a basket by Ashley Ball with 14:25 to play. The Cavs would tie the game at 45 on a Nicole Dressler (Jr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) basket at the 12:09 mark. It would be the final tie of the game, as the Tigers ran off eight straight points to lead 53-45 with 8:44 to play.

Georgetown's Megan Gray led all players with 26 points. Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) and Brittany Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) each scored 11 points to lead Walsh.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

"Cavs Rally Falls Short/Brainard Over 1,000 Points"

Walsh (2-8) rallied from 18 points down in the second half, before falling 78-70 to Indiana University (PA) (5-3) today. Walsh is now idle until after Christmas, when they host Georgetown University (KY) on December 28.

Walsh turned the ball over 14 times in the first half, and paid for it dearly, in trailing 41-33 at the break. IUP extended their lead to 18 points (67-48) with 9:00 to play when the Cavs came to life. Walsh out scored the visitors 21-6 and cut the lead to 73-69 with 1:08 to play. It would be as close as the Cavs would come. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) paced the Cavs with 23 points and seven assists. Brainard also went over the 1,000 point mark in the game and has totaled 1,009 career points. She is averaging 14.2 points per game. Nicole Dressler (Jr.,Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) (Pictured bottom right) scored a career-high 18 points, hitting a career-best five three's. North Canton Hoover?s Katie Glaws led IUP with 20 points.


Saturday, December 9, 2006

"Cavs Bounced at Cedarville"

NAIA No. 7 Cedarville University (9-3, 3-0 AMC S) defeated Walsh (2-7, 1-3 AMC S) 82-56 in an American Mideast Conference South Division game at Cedarville tonight. Walsh stayed close with the Yellow Jackets for most of the first half, before Cedarville snapped a 20-20 tie with a 22-9 run, and led 42-29 at the break. The second half was all Cedarville. The Yellow Jackets opened the half with a 21-7 run to extend the lead to 63-36, and led by as many as 33 points (81-48) with 3:30 to play. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 15 points and five assists. Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) added 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench, Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) tallied ten points and Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) scored eight points and grabbed a game-high ten rebounds.

Walsh is home Indiana University (PA) next Saturday. Game time is 11 am.


Monday, December 4, 2006

"Cavs (2-6, 1-2 AMC S) Win First AMC Game/Then Fall to Rio"

Walsh (2-6, 1-2 AMC S) split a pair of American Mideast Conference South games last week. The Cavs picked up their first AMC South win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University, but then lost to the University of Rio Grande. This week, the Cavs travel to Cedarville University on Saturday, to meet the NAIA second ranked Yellow Jackets at 5:30 pm.

Walsh evened its AMC South record, with a 74-69 home victory over Mount Vernon Nazarene last Tuesday. The Cavs shot 49% from the field in the first half and raced to a 39-28 halftime lead. Walsh led by as many as 14 points (45-31) in the second half, and led by eight points (71-63) with two minutes to play, when the Cougars went on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 71-69. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) then split a pair of free throws, to give the Cavs a 72-69 lead with 28 seconds to play. After a couple of missed shots by the Cougars, Brainard stole the ball with four seconds to play and scored the final two points to ice the win. Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) led the Cavs with a career-high 17 points off the bench. Brainard and Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) each added 10 points. Mitchell also had nine rebounds. Nicole Dressler (Jr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) and Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) each added nine points.

Rio Grande led from start to finish, in defeating Walsh 85-62 on Saturday. Rio shot 63% from the floor in the first half in building a 41-29 halftime lead. Walsh cut the lead to seven points (43-36) with 18:25 to play, but would get no closer. Ingrid Brainard led all scorers with 22 points, while also handing out five assists and grabbing six rebounds. Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) scored 16 points and had seven rebounds.

Brainard leads the Cavs in scoring (13.0), assists (36) and steals (20). She has also become the Cavs all-time assist leader with 429, shattering the old mark of 398 set by Kerri Andrews.

Walsh leads Cedarville 15-13 in the all-time series. The Yellow Jackets, however, have won the last nine meetings. Walsh just missed upsetting the Jackets at Cedarville last year, losing 76-75. Walsh's last win came during the 2000-01 season. Cedarville is 8-3 overall this season and 2-0 in the AMC South.


Saturday, December 2, 2006

"Cavs Fall to Hot Shooting Rio Grande"

The University of Rio Grande (8-4, 2-1 AMC S) led from start to finish, in defeating Walsh University (2-6, 1-2 AMC S) 85-62 in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. Rio shot 63% from the floor in the first half in building a 41-29 halftime lead. Walsh cut the lead to seven points (43-36) with 18:25 to play, but would get no closer.

Rio placed all five starters in double figures and was led by Britney Walker's 19 points. Sarah Drabinski added 17 points and 13 rebounds and Candace Ferguson scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds. Walsh's Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led all scorers with 22 points. Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) scored 16 points and had seven rebounds.

Walsh is at Cedarville next Saturday.


Thursday, November 28, 2006

"Time Change for Indiana (PA) Game"

The time for Walsh's game with Indiana (PA), on Saturday, December 16th, has been changed to 11 am. It was orginally set for 7 pm.


Tuesday, November 26, 2006

"Cavs Notch First AMC Win"

Walsh (2-5, 1-1 AMC S) evened its American Mideast Conference South Division record, with a 74-69 victory over Mount Vernon Nazarene (4-5, 0-2 AMC S). The Cavs shot 49% from the field in the first half and raced to a 39-28 halftime lead. Walsh led by as many as 14 points (45-31) in the second half, and led by eight points (71-63) with two minutes to play, when the Cougars went on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 71-69. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) then split a pair of free throws, to give the Cavs a 72-69 lead with 28 seconds to play. After a couple of missed shots by the Cougars, Brainard stole the ball with four seconds to play and scored the final two points to ice the win.

Jessie Miller (R-Fr., Strasburg, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) led the Cavs with a career-high 17 points off the bench. Brainard and Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) each added 10 points. Mitchell also had nine rebounds. Nicole Dressler (Jr., Lodi, OH/Cloverleaf) and Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) each added nine points.

Walsh is home to the University of Rio Grande at 2 pm for an AMC South game on Saturday.


Monday, November 27, 2006

"Cavs (1-5, 0-1 AMC S) Drop AMC South Opener"

Walsh (1-5, 0-1 AMC S) lost its American Mideast Conference opener, 56-43, at Tiffin University last Tuesday. This week, the Cavs play two AMC South games at home. On Tuesday (6 pm), the Cavs host Mount Vernon Nazarene University and on Saturday (2 pm) host the University of Rio Grande.

Walsh shot just .311 from the floor, and tallied just 17 second half points, in the road loss to the Dragons. The game was tied at 26 at halftime. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) was the only Cavalier to reach double figures with 12 points. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs with eight rebounds and scored nine points.

Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene University (4-4, 0-1 AMC S) meet for the 48th time, with the Cavs holding a 31-16 series advantage. The teams split the season series last year. Mount Vernon is coming off an 81-57 loss to Westmount. Katie Keller leads the team in scoring at 17.2 ppg and is one of four players scoring in double figures. The Cavs and Rio Grande (7-3, 1-0 AMC S) do battle for the 46th time, with Rio leading the series 29-16. The teams split last season. Brittany Walker is averaging 15.6 ppg for the Redwomen, who are coming off an 83-75 win over William Woods.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"Cavs Drop AMC South Opener"

Walsh (1-5, 0-1 AMC S) lost its American Mideast Conference South opener 56-43 at Tiffin University (2-2, 1-0 AMC S) tonight. Walsh shot just .311 from the floor, and tallied just 17 second half points, after being tied at 26 at halftime. Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) was the only Cavalier to reach double figures with 12 points. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs with eight rebounds. She also scored nine points.

Walsh is off until next Tuesday, when they host Mount Vernon Nazarene University in an AMC South game at 6 pm.


Monday, November 20, 2006

"Cavs Earn First Win at Seton Hill Tournament, Open AMC Slate at Tiffin on Tuesday"

After dropping their first four games, Walsh (1-4) captured its first win of the season at the Seton Hill Tournament this past weekend. After losing to Hillsdale College on Friday, the Cavs posted their initial win under first-year Head Coach Laurel Wartluft against Rutgers-Newark on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the Cavs lost their home opener to Siena Heights. This week, they open AMC South play at Tiffin University on Tuesday (6 pm).

Walsh lost its home opener, 67-51, to Siena Heights University on Tuesday. Walsh led 2-0 and 4-2, but never again in the contest. Siena built an 11-point halftime lead at 32-21, as the Cavs shot just 31% from the field in the first half, and turned the ball over 15 times. After falling behind by 15 points (45-30) in the second half, Walsh went on 10-0 run to trim the lead to five points at 45-40. Siena rallied however, and extended the lead back to 10 at 52-42 and coasted the rest of the way. Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) was the only Cavalier to reach double figures with 15 points. Laura Panozzo led Siena Heights with 17 points and ten rebounds.

Walsh (0-4) remained winless, after losing 68-55 to Hillsdale College at the Seton Hill Tournament on Friday. Despite 22 first half turnovers, Walsh trailed by only five points at the half at 30-25. Hillsdale snapped a 25-25 tie, with a 5-0 in the final 3:06 of the first half. Hillsdale controlled the second half, as the Cavs turned the ball over 16 more times, in being out scored 38-30. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 14 points, while adding seven rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) had 10 points and five assists, Eulise Dickerson added a team-high nine rebounds and Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) scored ten points off the bench.

Walsh (1-4) won its first game of the season, downing Rutgers-Newark 75-54 in the consolation game of the Seton Hill Tournament on Saturday. Walsh shot .536 (10-19) from the field in the first half, in building a 28-18 half time lead. The second half was all Walsh, as they shot a blistering 72% on 18-25 in coasting to their first win. The Cavs were sparked by the play of freshman Chrissy Summers off the bench. Summers shot 7-8 from the floor, and 4-4 from three-point, to lead the Cavs with 20 points. She was named to the All-Tournament Team. Ingrid Brainard added 16 points, four assists and three steals. Walsh shot .636 (28-44) from the floor, and .750 (6-8) from three-point.

Walsh won both regular season meetings with the Dragons last year, including their AMC Playoff game. The Cavs lead the all-time series 22-18. The Dragons fell to 1-2 on the season, after losing 67-66 to Ohio Valley on Saturday at the University of Findlay Tournament.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Cavs Win First Game, Down Rutgers-Newark"

(Greensburg, PA) Walsh (1-4) won its first game of the season, downing Rutgers-Newark 75-54 in the consolation game of the Seton Hill Tournament. The win is also the first for Head Coach Laurel Wartluft. Walsh shot .536 (10-19) from the field in the first half, in building a 28-18 half time lead. The second half was all Walsh, as they shot a blistering 72% on 18-25 in coasting to their first win. The Cavs were sparked by the play of freshman Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) off the bench. Summers shot 7-8 from the floor, and 4-4 from three-point, to lead the Cavs with 20 points. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) added 16 points, four assists and three steals. Walsh shot .636 (28-44) from the floor, and .750 (6-8) from three point.

The Cavs open the American Mideast Conference South season at Tiffin University (6 pm) on Tuesday.


Friday, November 17, 2006

"Cavs Drop to 0-4"

(Greensburg, PA) Walsh (0-4) remained winless, after losing 68-55 to Hillsdale College at the Seton Hill Tournament. The Cavs play in tomorrow's consolation game at 1 pm. Despite 22 first half turnovers, Walsh trailed by only five points at the half at 30-25. Hillsdale snapped a 25-25 tie, with a 5-0 in the final 3:06 of the first half. Hillsdale controlled the second half, as the Cavs turned the ball over 16 more times, in being out scored 38-30. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 14 points, while adding seven rebounds. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) had 10 points and five assists, Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) added a team-high nine rebounds and Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) scored ten points off the bench.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Cavs Fall 67-51"

Walsh fell to 0-3, after suffering a 67-51 setback to Siena Heights University (3-0) tonight. Walsh led 2-0 and 4-2, but never again in the contest. Siena built an 11-point halftime lead at 32-21, as the Cavs shot just 31% from the field in the first half, and turned the ball over 15 times. After falling behind by 15 points (45-30) in the second half, Walsh went on 10-0 run to trim the lead to five points at 45-40. Siena rallied however, and extended the lead back to 10 at 52-42 and coasted the rest of the way.

Eulise Dickerson (So., Warrensville Heights, OH/HS) was the only Cavalier to reach double figures with 15 points. Laura Panozzo led Siena Heights with 17 points and ten rebounds.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Notre Dame Hands Cavs Second Loss"

(South Euclid, OH) Walsh fell to 0-2, after falling 84-62 to NAIA No. 17 Notre Dame College, at the Notre Dame Classic today. Walsh shot just .387 from the floor and turned the ball over 25 times in the loss. Notre Dame led 45-32 at the half. Ingrid Brainard (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) and Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) scored 14 points each to pace the Cavs. Mitchell added a game-high 11 rebounds. Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) tallied nine points and grabbed nine rebounds. Brainard also had seven rebounds.

The Cavs open the home season against Siena Heights on Tuesday at 7 pm.


Friday, November 10, 2006

"Cavs Drop Opener, 73-69/Brainard Becomes All-Time Assist Leader"

(South Euclid, OH) Walsh lost its season opener, 73-69, to Ursuline College at the Notre Dame Classic tonight. The Cavs play NAIA No. 17 Notre Dame College at 4 pm tomorrow.

The game was close throughout, and was knotted at 33 at the half. The game remained tight, and was tied at 69 with 30 seconds to play, when Walsh could not capitalize on a Chrissy Summers (Fr., Doylestown, OH/Chippewa) steal. After the steal, Walsh missed a layup and then committed a foul with 10.2 seconds to play. Ursuline snapped the deadlock by converting both free throws. Walsh then turned the ball over with 3.8 seconds, and then fouled to put the Arrows back at the line, where they connected twice for the final margin. Ingrid Brainard, (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 15 points. Brainard also handed out seven assists to become the Cavs all-time leader with 400. Kerri Andrews held the old mark with 398. Monika Mitchell (So., Garfield Heights, OH/HS) added nine points and 10 rebounds and Brittani Maddox (R-Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/HS) had nine points and 11 rebounds.


Monday, November 6, 2006

"Cavs Open Wartluft Era at Notre Dame Classic"

Walsh and new Head Coach, Laurel Wartluft, open the season on Friday against Ursuline College (0-0) at the Notre Dame College Classic. The Cavs meet the Arrows at 6 pm. Walsh then meets NAIA 17th ranked Notre Dame College (0-0) on Saturday at 4 pm. The Cavs return only one starter (Ingrid Brainard, Sr., G, Madison, OH/HS) from last season, when they finished 16-13 and 11-7 (3rd) in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference. Walsh does, however, return nine letter winners.

The Cavs defeated Ursuline College 77-60 last year, and lead the all-time series 9-0. Notre Dame bested the Cavs 83-79 last year, but Walsh leads the all-time series 27-3.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

"AMC Coaches Pick Cavs 6th"

Coaches in the American Mideast Conference South Division have projected a sixth place finish for the 2006-07 Walsh Women's Basketball Team. Cedarville University was picked to repeat as AMC South champions, while Shawnee State was a close second. Walsh received 49 points, just one less than fifth place Ohio Dominican.

The Cavs, and their new coach, Laurel Wartluft, open the season November 10 against Ursuline College at the Notre Dame Classic. http://www.amcsports.com/2006-07/wbkpolls.htm


Tuesday, September 26, 2006
For Immediate Release

"Former MAC Coach of the Year, Laurel Wartluft, Fills Women's Basketball Post"

Walsh University Director of Athletics, Jim Dennison, has announced that Laurel Wartluft (Pictured right) has been hired as Head Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director. Wartluft replaces Theresa Berg, who resigned September 5 to become Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator at Niagara University (NY). Berg served as head coach for eight years (1998-2006) and is Walsh's all-time leader in wins with 117. She was Walsh's assistant athletic director and senior women's administrator for seven years. Wartluft will assume her responsibilities at Walsh, as soon as she can make the move from California.

"We are thrilled to have a coach/administrator with Laurel Wartluft's credentials," exclaimed Dennison. "She has been a very successful head basketball coach, as well as an administrator on the Division I level and will bring professionalism to our entire athletic department."

"I am very excited to be joining the athletic staff headed by Jim Dennison and the Walsh University administration, faculty, and staff led by President Richard Jusseaume," said Wartluft. "Their combined vision for academics and athletics provides the ideal environment for athletes and coaches to grow and reach their full potential in a value driven program. It is a privilege for me to return to Northeast Ohio and have the opportunity to coach in the Athletic Department at Walsh University, which has been recognized for their Champions of Character program that embodies the true spirit of competition. I have the distinct pleasure of continuing the outstanding Basketball program that Theresa Berg had developed. I look forward to meeting and working with all of the fine young women in the Walsh University Women's Basketball program. I am so excited; I can?t wait to get started on our new adventure together."

A native of Alliance, Wartluft was her high school basketball team's leading scorer and won a scholarship to NAIA powerhouse John F. Kennedy College in Nebraska. She won her scholarship in a time when women's grants were unheard of in most of the country. She participated on JFKC's national championship team in 1972 and 1973. Wartluft also ran track and played fast-pitch softball and graduated in 1975 (2½ yrs.).

After graduation, Wartluft returned to Alliance and did graduate work at Mount Union College, before serving as an assistant basketball coach at Kent State University from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, she was elevated to head coach and served the Flashes for nine years (135-119). While at Kent State, Wartluft guided the team to the NCAA National Tournament in 1982 and back-to-back Mid-American Conference championships (1981-82). Her 1980-81 team won 24 games. She was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 1981 and still holds the second best winning percentage (.531) in the program's history. During her tenure at Kent State, she recruited some of the nation's top talent, including Bonnie Beachy, who is still recognized as the program's all-time scoring leader. Wartluft took her 1982 team to the NCAA Division I-A National Tournament, where they lost to the University of Southern Cal Trojans. It was the first time in school history that the women's team had reached the NCAA Tournament.

After leaving Kent State, Wartluft became Head Coach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois from 1987-1993. Her teams were National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) District IV champions and national tournament qualifiers from 1988-92, including a national runner-up finish in 1988. Wartluft was named NCCAA District IV Regional Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1992, and NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 1992. She most recently served as Head Coach at Feather River College in Quincy, California.

Wartluft's extensive experience in athletic administration includes NCAA Division I-A stops at Kent State and Wright State University. She returned to Kent in 1995 and served until 1998 as Assistant Compliance Director, Athletic Department Administrative Assistant and as a part-time instructor. Wartluft also served as assistant athletic director/senior women's administrator at Wright State University in 1999-2000 and received a promotion to associate athletic director in 2000-01.

Wartluft returned to her first passion, coaching, in 2001 as a head high school coach (basketball, volleyball and track) at Conroe High School in Conroe, Texas. She then returned to the collegiate ranks as an assistant basketball coach at NCAA III Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, NY in 2003-04, before accepting the job at Feather River College.

Three of Wartluft's former staff members are now affiliated with NCAA D-I programs (June Daugherty, Head Coach University of Washington; Joe McKeown, Head Coach at George Washington University and John Sutherland, former Head Coach at the University of Arkansas and New Mexico State, and current Assistant Coach at Marshall University).

Wartluft earned her master's degree in athletic administration in 1977 and a degree in educational administration in 1998 from Kent State.


Tuesday, September 5, 2006

"Berg Resigns Role as Walsh's Women's Basketball Coach, Assistant A.D., For Administrative Role at NCAA Division One Niagara University"

Walsh University Director of Athletics, Jim Dennison, has announced and accepted the resignation of women's basketball coach and assistant athletic director Theresa Berg. Berg has accepted the position of Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator at Niagara University, a NCAA Division I university. Niagara is located in Niagara University, New York. Berg, the all-time leader in coaching victories (117), has been at Walsh for eight years. She served as Dennison's assistant athletic director and senior women's administrator for seven years. A search for her replacement will