2007-08 Archive

Friday, March 7, 2008

"Bedard, Berry and Seaman Earn AMC South Post Season Honors"

Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater), Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) and Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) have been selected honorable mention on the American Mideast Conference's All-South Division Team. Bedard and Berry were also selected to the All-Freshman Team.

Bedard played in 27 of 28 games and averaged 11.6 points and a team-leading 6.4 rebounds. She also led the Cavs in field goal percentage (.521) and tied for the team lead in blocked shots (22) with Berry. Berry played in all 28 games and started 27. She led the Cavs in scoring (13.8 points), steals (61), minutes per game (30.5), free throw percentage (.811) and was second in rebounding (4.1). Berry shot .475 from the field, .329 from three-point and .811 from the foul line. Seaman was the only Cavalier to start all 28 games. She ran the point and led the Cavs with 88 assists (3.1) and with 40 three-point goals. She averaged 11.8 points and was second on the team from the foul line (.806).


Monday, February 24, 2008

"Cavs (13-15, 5-9 AMC S) Close Regular Season with Win/Show Marked Improvement"

Even though the Walsh University Women's Basketball Team did not reach their ultimate goal of the post season, they definitely are headed in the right direction. After winning only five games last season, the Cavs improved their win total by eight games (13) and narrowly missed a post season berth. After falling to Urbana University (73-54) in their final road game, the Cavs closed the home season with a 88-66 rout of Wilberforce University at home on Saturday. Second year Head Coach Laurel Wartluft will lose only senior (Damoniq'e Askew) from this year's roster.

Walsh was eliminated from the post season, 73-54, at Urbana University on Tuesday. Turnovers and poor shooting led to the Cavs undoing. Walsh turned the ball over 20 times in the first half and trailed 32-23 at halftime. In the second half, the Cavs shot .389 (14-36) and committed eight more turnovers, and were outscored 41-31. Behind Leah Seaman's (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) four second half three-pointers, Walsh pulled to within ten points twice, but would get no closer. Seaman led the Cavs with 20 points. Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) and Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) each ten points. Gordon led the Cavs with eight rebounds.

Freshman standout Katie Berry (5-11, Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) scored 13 of her team-high 17 points in the first half in in the Wilberforce win, as the Cavs built a 46-26 halftime lead. Walsh then out scored Wilberforce 42-40 in the second half and led by as many as 28 points. Berry finished 6-10 from the floor, with 3 three-pointers and six assists. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater) added 15 points off the bench, with Leah Seaman scoring 12 points and handing out 7 assists. Dianca Gordon tallied 10 points and Callie Brutcher (6-0, Fr., Amherst, OH/Marion Steele) scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds off the bench.

Katie Berry completed an outstanding freshman season, leading the Cavs in scoring (13.8 ppg), minutes per game (30.5), steals (61) and tying for the team lead in free throw percentage (.811) and blocked shots (22). She also handed out 76 assists. Leah Seaman emerged and led the team in three-point goals (40) and assists (88), while averaging 11.8 points and shooting .806 from the foul line. Freshman Cara Bedard led the team in field goal percentage (.521) and rebounding (6.4), while averaging 11.6 points.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Cavs Rout Bulldogs in Season Finale"

Walsh closed the season with an 88-66 rout of Wilberforce University (5-21, 1-13 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South game. The Cavs finish the season 13-15 and 5-9 in the AMC. . Walsh's win total is eight better than last year, when the finished 5-21.

Freshman standout Katie Berry (5-11, Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) scored 13 of her team-high 17 points in the first half, as the Cavs built a 46-26 halftime lead. Walsh then out scored Wilberforce 42-40 in the second half and led by as many as 28 points. Berry finished 6-10 from the floor, with 3 three-pointers and six assists. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater) added 15 points off the bench, with Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) scoring 12 points and handing out 7 assists. Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) tallied 10 points and Callie Brutcher (6-0, Fr., Amherst, OH/Marion Steele) scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds off the bench.


'Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Cavs Eliminated From Playoff Contention"

(Urbana, OH) Walsh (12-15, 4-9 AMC S) fell from contention for the post season, after falling 73-54 at Urbana University (16-9, 7-6 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South Division game tonight. The Cavs, who suffered their third straight loss, close the season at home against Wilberforce University on Saturday at 2 pm.

Turnovers and poor shooting led to Walsh's undoing. Walsh turned the ball over 20 times in the first half and trailed 32-23 at halftime. In the second half, the Cavs shot .389 (14-36) and committed eight more turnovers, and were outscored 41-31. Behind Leah Seaman's (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) four second half three-pointers, Walsh pulled to within ten points twice, but would get no closer. Seaman led the Cavs with 20 points. Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) and Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) each ten points. Gordon led the Cavs with eight rebounds.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Rio Beats Cavs for Third Time"

The third time was not the charm for Walsh (12-14, 4-8 AMC S), as they fell to NAIA No. 24 University of Rio Grande (20-6, 8-4) AMC S) for the third time this season, 72-53 in an American Mideast Conference South game. The loss was the second in a row for Walsh and put them in must win situations in their final two games to even have a chance at an AMC Playoff berth. The Cavs are at Urbana University on Tuesday (5:30 pm) and at home to Wilberforce University on Saturday (2 pm). The Urbana game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

24th ranked Rio Grande led from start to finish in the win. Walsh fell behind 15-2 in the first 4:48 of the game and trailed 40-20 at the half. The Cavs made a charge midway through the second half and trimmed the Rio lead to 50-43 with 9:28 to play, before Rio regrouped for an 11 point run to settle the issue.

Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) led the Cavs with 10 points and 6 rebounds off the bench. Britney Walker led Rio Grande with 19 points.


Thursday, January 14, 2008

"Cavs Dig Early Hole, Fall at Mount Vernon"

(Mount Vernon, OH) A double digit deficit proved to be too much for Walsh (11-13, 4-7 AMC S) tonight, as they fell 59-49 to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (16-9, 4-7 AMC S) in an American Mideast Conference South game tonight. The loss snapped the Cavs three-game winning streak and dropped them into a sixth place tie with the Cougars in the South. Walsh looks to bounce at home against the University of Rio Grande on Saturday at 2 pm.

Mount Vernon built a 16-point (32-16) first half lead and led 39-25 at the half. Walsh began to whittle away in the final five minutes of game and trailed 52-47 with 1:31 to play. Turnovers plagued the throughout, as the turned the ball over 23 times. Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) led the Cavs with 12 points. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater) added ten.


Tuesday, January 12, 2008

"Katie Berry Named AMC Player of the Week"

Walsh University freshman standout Katie Berry is the American Mideast Conference women's basketball Player of the Week for games played on Feb. 4-10.

Berry, a 5-foot-11 forward from Cleveland, Ohio/St. Joseph Academy HS, posted averages of 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in guiding the Cavaliers to a 3-0 week.

Berry opened with 12 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in a 65-64 upset of NAIA Division II No. 16 Ohio Dominican. She followed that effort with 24 points and three assists in an 83-64 decision over Canton rival Malone. She completed her performance with 25 points, including a perfect 12-for-12 showing at the free throw line, with five rebounds during an 80-71 win versus Cedarville.

For the week, Berry shot 58 percent from the field and hit 18-of-21 free throws for 86 percent. She totaled 16 rebounds, eight assists, four steals, and three blocked shots for Walsh, 12-12 overall and 4-6 AMC.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Basketball Games at Mount Vernon Nazarene Postponed Until Thursday"

Tonight's scheduled men's and women's basketball double header at Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been postponed until Thursday, January 14. The women's game will start at 5:30 pm, followed by the men's game at 7:30 pm. Both games will be aired live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.


Monday, February 11, 2008

"Cavs (12-12, 4-6 AMC S) Post Three-Game Sweep/Back in AMC South Playoff Picture/Return Mayor's Cup to Campus"

Walsh (11-12, 4-6 AMC S) responded to their biggest challenge of the season, by sweeping three games and climbing back into the AMC playoff race. With American Mideast Conference South Division wins against 16th ranked Ohio Dominican University (65-64) and Cedarville University (80-71), Walsh pulled even with Urbana University (4-6 AMC S) and is tied with the Blue Knights for the final playoff spot in the South. Walsh also recaptured the Mayor's Cup with an 83-64 win over Malone College. This week they travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene (15-9, 3-7 AMC S) on Tuesday (5:30 pm) and host the University of Rio Grande on Saturday (4 pm). The Mount Vernon game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Walsh stunned 16th ranked Ohio Dominican University 65-64 on Tuesday night. Despite shooting just 28% from the field in the first half, the Cavs held a 26-20 halftime lead. The Cavs offense came to life in the second half, connecting on 14-23 (.609) from the floor. Walsh led the entire half and stretched the lead to 61-51 with 3:10 to play. But in less than two minutes, ODU trimmed the lead to 63-61 with 1:17 to play. Two free throws by Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) at the 1:03 mark gave the Cavs a 65-61 lead. ODU's Cassidy Wertman then nailed a 3 to cut the Walsh lead to 65-64 with 52 seconds to play. ODU had two chances to win the game in the final 26 seconds; the final time when Jessie Carmack's shot was blocked by Walsh's Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater) in the final seconds. Bedard led all scorers with 20 points. Berry added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Walsh regained possession of the Mayor's Cup with an 83-64 win over Malone College (6-15) on Thursday night. The win, Walsh's second straight, gives the Cavs the season's sweep of the Pioneers. Walsh opened up a tight game in the first half with 14-2 run, to take a 28-13 lead at the 7:28 mark. Malone would trim the lead to 8 points at 32-24, but trailed 45-30 at the half, as Walsh closed with a 13-6 run. Katie Berry scored 16 of her game high 24 points in the first half. Berry shot 12-18 from the field. Malone never challenged the Cavs in the final 20 minutes, as Walsh out scored the Pioneers 38-34. Walsh held its largest lead at 29 points (63-34) with 12:26 to play. Freshman guard Ciera Burkes (5-3, Shaker Heights, OH/HS) compiled a double-double, scoring 16 points and handing out a career high 10 assists. Walsh shot .576 (34-59) from the field and handed out a season high 25 assists.

Walsh won its third straight game, defeating Cedarville University 80-71 on Saturday. Katie Berry scored 11 first half points, as the Cavs led 39-37 at halftime. Cedarville regained the lead early in the second half, and held their final lead at 50-48 with 11:32 to play. After Walsh regained the lead on a 3-pointer from Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS), the Jackets would force one more tie at 55 with 9:23 to play. Berry then gave the Cavs the lead for good at 57-55 with 7:48 to play. The final margin proved to be the Cavs' largest lead. Berry led all scorers with 25 points, to with 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Seaman added 15 points and handed out 4 assists and Cara Bedard added 10 points and a game-high 9 rebounds. Walsh was deadly from the foul line, connecting on 27-30 from the stripe.

Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene (15-9, 3-7 AMC S) meet for the second time on Tuesday. Walsh won 75-59 at Alumni Arena on January 15 and lead the all-time series 33-17. The Cougars have dropped two straight, including a 70-59 decision to Shawnee State on Saturday.

Walsh and NAIA No. 23 Rio Grande (18-6, 6-4 AMC S) meet for the third time this season on Saturday. The Cavs are hoping the third time is the charm, after falling 58-50 in November at the Bevo Francis Classic and 72-50 at Rio on January 26. Rio defeated Wilberforce 84-70 on Saturday and host Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday. The Cavs have lost the last five games played between the two schools and trail 33-16 in the all-time series.

Katie Berry leads the Cavs in scoring, averaging 14.1 points. Berry is shooting .468 from the floor, .805 from the foul line and leads the team with 21 blocked shots and 52 steals. Leah Seaman is averaging 12.0 ppg and is shooting .794 from the foul line. Cara Bedard is averaging 12.0 points, a team leading 6.8 rebounds and is shooting .509 from the floor.


Saturday, February 9, 2008

"Cavs Win 3rd Straight, Down Jackets 80-71"

Walsh (12-12, 4-6 AMC S) won its third straight game, defeating Cedarville University (12-11, 5-5 AMC S) 80-71 in an American Mideast Conference South game today. The win keeps the Cavs hopes alive for an AMC Tournament berth. Walsh is at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday (5:30 pm). The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) scored 11 first half points, as the Cavs led 39-37 at halftime. Cedarville regained the lead early in the second half, and held their final lead at 50-48 with 11:32 to play. After Walsh regained the lead on a three-pointer from Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS), the Jackets would force one more tie at 55 with 9:23 to play. Katie Berry then gave the Cavs the lead for good at 57-55 with 7:48 to play. The final margin proved to be the Cavs' largest lead. Walsh was deadly from the foul line, connecting on 27-30 from the stripe.

Berry led all scorers with 25 points. She also grabbed five rebounds and had four steals. Seaman added 15 points and handed out four assists and Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater) added 10 points and a game-high 9 rebounds. Aubrey Siemon and Alison Lemon paced the Yellow Jackets with 21 points each.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

"Cavs Recapture Cup"

Walsh University (11-12) regained possession of the Mayor's Cup with an 83-64 win over Malone College (6-15) tonight. The win, Walsh's second straight, gives the Cavs the season's sweep of the Pioneers. Walsh is home Saturday, for an American Mideast Conference South game against Cedarville University at 2 pm.

Walsh opened up a tight game in the first half with 14-2 run, to take a 28-13 lead at the 7:28 mark. Malone would trim the lead to 8 points at 32-24, but trail 45-30 at the half, as Walsh closed with a 13-6 run. Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy) scored 16 of her game high 24 points in the first half. Berry shot 12-18 from the field.

Malone never challenged the Cavs in the final 20 minutes, as Walsh out scored the Pioneers 38-34. Walsh held its largest lead at 29 points (63-34) with 12:26 to play.

Freshman guard Ciera Burkes (5-3, Shaker Heights, OH/HS) compiled a double-double, scoring 16 points and handing out a career high 10 assists. Walsh shot .576 (34-59) from the field and handed out a season high 25 assists. Kellyn Murphy led Malone with 20 points.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Cavs' Women Stun 16th Ranked Ohio Dominican"

Walsh University (10-12, 3-6 AMC S) stunned 16th ranked Ohio Dominican University (16-7, 6-3 AMC S) 65-64 in an American Mideast Conference South Division game tonight. Walsh will host Malone College in the Annual Mayor's Cup game on Thursday at 6 pm. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Despite shooting just 28% from the field in the first half, the Cavs held a 26-20 halftime lead. The Cavs held ODU to only 6-27 (.222) from the field in the first half. The Cavs came to life in the second half, connecting on 14-23 (.609) from the floor. Walsh led the entire second half and stretched the lead to 61-51 with 3:10 to play. But in less than two minutes, ODU cut the lead to 63-61 with 1:17 left. Two free throws by Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph Academy), at the 1:03 mark, gave the Cavs a 65-61 lead. Cassidy Wertman then nailed a 3 to cut the Walsh lead to 65-64 with 52 seconds to play. ODU had two chances to win the game in the final 26 seconds; the final time when Jessie Carmack's shot was blocked by Walsh's Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr, Waterloo, OH/Atwater) in the final seconds.

Bedard led all scorers with 20 points. Berry added 12 points and nine rebounds. Krissy Haines led ODU with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Wertman added 10 points off the bench.


Monday, February 4, 2008

"Cavs (9-12, 2-6 AMC S) Split AMC South Games, Host Malone in Mayor's Cup Game on Thursday"

Walsh (9-12, 2-6 AMC S) split a pair of American Mideast Conference South Division games last week, winning at Wilberforce University and losing at NAIA No. 9 Shawnee State University. Walsh now returns home for a three-game week, which includes the annual Mayor's Cup game with Malone College on Thursday night (6 pm). The Cavs also host AMC South games with Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday (6 pm) and Cedarville University on Saturday (2 pm). The Malone game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Ciera Burkes (5-3, Fr., Shaker Heights, OH/HS) scored a career-high 18 points in Walsh's 59-54 win at Wilberforce University (5-14, 1-6 AMC S) on Tuesday night. The win snapped Walsh's three-game losing streak. Burkes scored all of her 18 points in the second half, as the Cavs out scored Wilberforce 31-28. Walsh built a 54-40 lead with 5:28 to play, but had to hang on as the Bulldogs trimmed the lead to 57-54 in the final minute. Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to ice the win. Berry finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) and Damoniq'e Askew (5-8, Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) also grabbed eight rebounds each.

NAIA No. 9 Shawnee State University (20-2, 8-0) remained perfect in the AMC South Division, after romping 80-45 over the Cavs on Saturday. The Bears jumped to a 21-3 lead and never looked back. Walsh could manage only 7-32 (.219) from the floor in the first half, and trailed 43-17 at the half. Shawnee shot .577 (15-26) from the floor in the first half and a blistering .615 (8-13) from behind the arc. Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) hit four three-pointers and led the Cavs with 12 points.

Walsh opens its three-game home week against Ohio Dominican University (16-6, 6-2 AMC S) on Tuesday. The Panthers won the first meeting 75-66 in Columbus on January 8. Walsh leads the all-time series 36-13. The Panthers are coming off a 68-52 win over Cedarville University on Saturday.

Walsh and Malone College (6-14, 4-4 AMC N) meet in the 12th Annual Mayor's Cup game at Alumni Arena on Thursday night (6 pm). Walsh won the first meeting 72-70, in overtime, at Malone's Osborne Hall on November 29. Malone leads the all-time series 31-28 and the Cup series 7-4. The Pioneers are coming off a 76-70 upset win over Notre Dame College last Saturday.

Walsh and Cedarville University (11-10, 4-4 AMC S) close the week on Saturday (2 pm). The Yellow Jackets won the first meeting 79-74 at Cedarville on January 19, and lead the all-time series 18-13. They play at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday.

Katie Berry leads the Cavs in scoring, averaging 13.2 points. Berry is shooting .451 from the floor, .787 from the foul line and leads the team with 19 blocked shots and 45 steals. Leah Seaman is averaging 12.3 ppg and is shooting .786 from the foul line. Cara Bedard is averaging 11.5 points, a team leading 6.9 rebounds and is shooting .503 from the floor.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

"Ninth Ranked Bears Too Much for Cavs"

(Portsmouth, OH) NAIA No. 9 Shawnee State University (20-2, 8-0) remained perfect in the American Mideast Conference South Division, after romping 80-45 over the Cavs (9-12, 2-6 AMC S) today. The Bears jumped to a 21-3 lead and never looked back. Walsh could manage only 7-32 (.219) from the floor in the first half, and trailed 43-17 at the half. Shawnee shot .577 (15-26) from the floor in the first half and a blistering .615 (8-13) from behind the arc.

Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) hit 4 three-pointers and led the Cavs with 12. She was the only player in double figures.

Walsh is home to Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday at 6 pm.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Burkes Scores Career-best 18 in Road Win over Wilberforce"

(Wilberforce, OH) Ciera Burkes (5-3, Fr., Shaker Heights, OH/HS) scored a career-high 18 points, in Walsh's (9-11, 2-5 AMC S) 59-54 win at Wilberforce University (5-14, 1-6 AMC S), in an American Mideast Conference South Division game tonight. The win snapped Walsh's three-game losing streak. The Cavs complete a three-game road trip at NAIA No. 9, and AMC South leader Shawnee State University (19-2, 7-0 AMC S) on Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Burkes scored all of her 18 points in the second half, as the Cavs out scored Wilberforce 31-28 in the final half. Walsh built a 54-40 lead with 5:28 to play, but had to hang on, as the Bulldogs trimmed the lead to 57-54 in the final minute. Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to ice the win. Berry finiished with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) and Damoniq'e Askew (5-8, Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) also grabbed 8 rebounds each.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

"20th Ranked Rio Grande Too Much For Cavs"

(Rio Grande, OH) Walsh (8-10, 1-5 AMC S) committed 31 turnovers in a 72-50 American Mideast Conference South Division loss to NAIA No. 20 University of Rio Grande (15-4, 4-2 AMC S) today. The loss was the third straight for the Cavs. Walsh is at Wilberforce University on Tuesday for an AMC South game at 5:30 pm. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Walsh shot 45% in the first half and trailed by just three points at 34-31. The second half was all Rio, as the defensive minded Redwomen held the Cavs to just 19 points. Walsh managed just 8-25 from the field in the second half. Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) led Walsh with 11 points, with Darlene Woolf (5-7, Fr., East Rochester, OH/United) adding 10 off the bench.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Cavs Falter in Second Half"

Urbana University (11-5, 3-2 AMC S) outscored Walsh 43-26 in the second half, on their way to a 68-55 American Mideast Conference South Division win tonight. The loss drops the Cavs to 8-10 overall and to 1-4 in the AMC South. Walsh travels to the University of Rio Grande for an AMC South game at 2 pm on Saturday. The game will be aired live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Each team shot below .300 in the first half, as Walsh held a 29-25 lead. The Cavs held the lead until Urbana's Enisa Curry tied the game at 43 with 10:58 to play. After a steal and basket by Urbana's Haley Fannon,
the Blue Knights took the lead for good at 45-43. Fannon then nailed a 3-ball to put the Knights up 48-43 with 9:39 to play. Walsh would cut the lead to three points at 55-52, but would get no closer.

Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) led the Cavs with 19 points. Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) added 11 points and Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) had 10 rebounds. Fannon led Urbana with 19 points and Tia Simms 15.


Monday, Janaury 21, 2008

"Cavs (8-9, 1-3 AMC S) Split AMC South Games"

Walsh (8-9, 1-3 AMC S) lost a golden chance to even their American Mideast Conference South Division record last week, when they spilt games with Mount Vernon Nazarene and Cedarville University. After downing the much improved Cougars at Alumni Arena on Tuesday, Walsh let a big second half lead slip away at Cedarville before falling to the Yellow Jackets. This week, the Cavs host Urbana University on Tuesday (6 pm) and play at the University of Rio Grande on Saturday (2 pm). The Rio Grande game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Behind Leah Seaman's (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) 19 second half points, Walsh University won its first AMC South Division game, defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene University (13-4, 1-2 AMC S) 75-59 on Tuesday. After just scoring just two points in the first half, Seaman carried the Cavs, after Mount Vernon rallied to take the lead at 43-41 with 11:27 to play. Seaman then scored five straight points, as Walsh took the lead for good at 46-43 with 9:37 to play. Walsh led by as many as 17 points, as Seaman finished with a game-high 21 points. Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) added 15 points and 6 assists and Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) tallied 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) provided a spark off the bench with 6 points and 7 rebounds.

Walsh wasted a 16-point second half lead, and fell 79-74 in an AMC South Division game at Cedarville University (10-7, 3-1 AMC S) on Saturday. The loss was the 12th straight to the Yellow Jackets. The Cavs played some of its best basketball of the season in building a 45-32 halftime lead. Walsh shot .567 (17-30) from the floor in the first half. The Cavs quickly stretched the lead to 16 points (48-32) 58 seconds into the second half, and kept the lead until the Yellow Jackets whittled away and tied the game at 62 on an Rachel Hurley 3-pointer with 7:52 to play. Walsh took its final lead at 67-65 on a 3-pointer from Katie Berry. After the Yellow Jackets regained the lead, Damoniq'e Askew (5-8, Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) tied the game at 69 on a layup with 3:54 left. The Jackets regained the lead on the next possession and outscored the Cavs 10-5 down the stretch. Berry led the Cavs with 24 points, shooting 10-15 from the field and 2-3 from 3-point. Berry also had 5 assists and 4 steals. Cara Bedard was the only other Cavalier to reach double figures with 11 points. The Cavs had one of their finest games from the floor in defeat, shooting .527 on 29-55 from the floor. The Cavs were also 6-10 (.600) from 3-point. The Yellow Jackets were just as sharp from the floor, shooting .588, which included .654 (17-26) in the second half when they outscored the games 47-29.

Walsh plays host to Urbana University (10-5, 2-2 AMC S) on Tuesday. The Blue Knights are coming off a 52-51 win over Ohio Dominican University on Saturday and are led by Tia Simms' 13.7 ppg. Walsh leads the all-time series 24-15. Walsh is at Rio Grande (14-4, 2-2 AMC S) on Saturday. The two teams played at Rio Grande on November 17 in the Bevo Francis Tournament, with Rio winning 58-50. Rio leads the all-time series 16-32. Rio bested Wilberforce 76-56 on Saturday and are led by Britney Walker's 14.3 points. They play at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday.

Katie Berry leads the Cavs in scoring, averaging 14.6 points. She is shooting .497 from the field (6th-AMC) and .772 from the foul line (6th-AMC). Leah Seaman is averaging 12.9 ppg and Cara Bedard is averaging 11.9 points, a team leading 6.8 rebounds and is shooting .533 from the floor.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

"Cavs Lose Lead, Game at Cedarville"

(Cedarville, OH) Walsh (8-9, 1-3 AMC S) wasted a 16-point second half lead, and fell 79-74 in an American Mideast Conference South Divivsion game at Cedarville University (10-7, 3-1 AMC S) tonight. The loss was the 12th straight to the Yellow Jackets. Walsh returns home on Tuesday night to meet Urbana University at 6 pm in an AMC South game.

The Cavs played some of its best basketball of the season in building a 45-32 halftime lead. Walsh shot .567 (17-30) from the floor in the first half. The Cavs quickly stretched the lead to 16 points (48-32) 58 seconds into the second half, and kept the lead until the Yellow Jackets whittled away and tied the game at 62 on an Rachel Hurley 3-pointer with 7:52 to play. Walsh took its final lead at 67-65 on a 3-pointer from Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph). After the Yellow Jackets regained the lead, Damoniq'e Askew (5-8, Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) tied the game at 69 on a layup with 3:54 left. The Jackets regained the lead on the next possession and outscored the Cavs 10-5 down the stretch.

Berry led the Cavs with 24 points, shooting 10-15 from the field and 2-3 from 3-point. Berry also had five assists and four steals. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) was the only other Cavalier to reach double figures with 11 points. The Cavs had one of their finest games from the floor in defeat, shooting .527 on 29-55 from the floor. The Cavs were also 6-10 (.600) from 3-point. The Yellow Jackets were just as sharp from the floor, shooting .588, which included .654 (17-26) in the second half when they outscored the games 47-29.


Tuesday, Janaury 15, 2008

"Seaman Sparks Cavs to First AMC Win"

Behind Leah Seaman's (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) 19 second half points, Walsh University (8-8, 1-2 AMC S) won its first American Mideast Conference South Division game, defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene University (13-4, 1-2 AMC S) 75-59. The Cavs are at Cedarville University for an AMC South contest on Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

After just scoring just two points in the first half, Seaman carried the Cavs after Mount Vernon rallied to take the lead at 43-41 with 11:27 to play. Seaman then scored five straight points, as Walsh took the lead for good at 46-43 with 9:37 to play. Mt. Vernon would get no closer, as the Cavs led by as many as 17 points.

Seaman finished with a game-high 21 points. Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/St. Joseph) added 15 points and six assists and Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) tallied 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Dianca Gordon (5-8, So., Akron, OH/Central-Hower) provided a spark off the bench with six points and seven rebounds.


Monday, January 14, 2008

"Cavs Look to Rebound"

Walsh (7-8, 0-2 AMC S) fell below the .500 mark and to 0-2 in the American Mideast Conference South Division, after losing to a pair of NAIA ranked teams last week. The Cavs lost 75-66 to NAIA No. 8 Ohio Dominican University last Tuesday, and then fell 73-61 to 11th ranked Shawnee State University on Saturday. This Tuesday, the Cavs host Mount Vernon Nazarene University at Alumni Arena at 6 pm and play at Cedarville University on Saturday at 5:30 pm. Both are AMC South games. The Cedarville game will be broadcast live on AM 900 WCER and on the Internet at www.wcer.us.

Ohio Dominican outscored Walsh 21-11 in the final 4:27 of the second half, on their way to a 75-66 win in the American Mideast Conference South opener for both teams in Columbus on Tuesday night. Despite shooting 46% in the first half, the Cavs trailed 30-24 at the break. The Cavs would rally in the second half and take their final lead at 55-54 with 4:27 to play on a Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) lay-up. The Panthers regained the lead at 58-55, when Seaman drained a three-pointer with 3:46 to play to knot the game for the final time. The Panthers then took the lead for good on the next possession. Seaman paced the Cavs with 18 points. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Randolph, OH/Waterloo) added 13 points and eight rebounds and Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/St. Joseph Academy) added ten points.

Shawnee State rallied to defeat Walsh 73-61 on Wall of Fame Saturday. Shawnee erased a seven-point second half deficit to record the win. Behind Becky Babione's 13 first half points, Shawnee led 38-33 at halftime. Walsh then erased the five point deficit in the first five minutes of the second half and built a 47-40 lead with 15:01 to play. The Bears used an 8-0 run to regain the lead at 48-47 with 13:27 to play, when Walsh took their final lead at 50-48 on a three-pointer from Leah Seaman. Seaman finished with 18 points. The Bears tied the game at 50 on a jumper from Jennifer Grandy and took the lead for good (53-50) at the 10:49 mark on a three-pointer from Mallory Albers. Shawnee outscored the Cavs 20-11 in the final ten minutes. Katie Berry led the Cavs and all scorers with 20 points. Cara Bedard led Walsh with 12 rebounds.

Katie Berry leads the Cavs in scoring, averaging 13.9 points. She is shooting .494 from the field and is averaging 3.9 rebounds. Leah Seaman is averaging 12.7 ppg and is shooting .795 from the foul line. Cara Bedard is averaging 12.0 points, a team leading 6.7 rebounds and is shooting .518 from the floor.

Walsh battles Mount Vernon Nazarene University (13-3, 1-1 AMC S) in an AMC South contest on Tuesday. The Cougars have won two straight games and defeated Wilberforce University 90-57 on Saturday. The Cougars are 8-1 away from home and are led by Amanda Hines, who is scoring 16.6 points and averaging 6.9 rpg. Walsh leads the all-time series 32-17. Walsh travels to Cedarville (8-7, 1-1 AMC S) on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets lost at home to Ohio Dominican University 63-54 on Saturday. They play at Urbana University on Tuesday night. Alison Lemon leads the Jackets in scoring, averaging 16.5 ppg. Cedarville has won the last 11 games with the Cavs and lead the all-time series 17-13.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

"Cavs Play Hard, but Fall to 11th Ranked Shawnee State

NAIA No. 11 Shawnee State (14-2, 2-0 AMC S) rallied to defeat Walsh University (7-8, 0-2 AMC S) 73-61 in an American Mideast Conference South Division game today. Shawnee erased a seven-point second half deficit to record the win.

Behind Becky Babione's 13 first half points, Shawnee led 38-33 at halftime. Walsh erased the five point deficit in the first five minutes of the half and built a 47-40 lead with 15:01 to play. The Bears used an 8-0 run to regain the lead at 48-47 with 13:27 to play, when Walsh took their final lead at 50-48 on a three-pointer from Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS). Seaman finished with 18 points. The Bears tied the game at 50 on a jumper from Jennifer Grandy and took the lead for good (53-50) at the 10:49 mark on a three-pointer from Mallory Albers. Shawnee outscored the Cavs 20-11 in the final ten minutes.

Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland, OH/Saint Joseph Academy) led the Cavs and all scorers with 20 points. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Mogadore, OH/Waterloo) led Walsh with 12 rebounds. Shawnee placed four players in double figures, led by Mallory Albers' 18 points off the bench. Babione added 17 points and Alison Meyer 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Walsh is home to Mount Vernon Nazarene at 5:30 pm on Tuesday.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

"Cavs Fall in AMC South Opener"

(Columbus, OH) NAIA No. 8 Ohio Dominican University (11-4, 1-0 AMC S) outscored Walsh (7-7, 0-1 AMC S) 21-11 in the final 4:27 of the second half, on their way to a 75-66 win in the American Mideast Conference South opener for both teams tonight. The Cavs return to action at home on Saturday, when they host Shawnee State University in an AMC South contest at 2 pm.

Despite shooting 46% in the first half, the Cavs trailed 30-24 at the break. The Cavs would rally in the second half and take their final lead at 55-54 with 4:27 to play on a Leah Seaman (5-8, So., Louisville, OH/HS) lay-up. The Panthers regained the lead at 58-55, when Seaman drained a three-pointer with 3:46 to play to knot the game for the final time. The Panthers then took the lead for good on the next possession on a basket from Katalin Beck. Beck led all scorers with 25 points.

Seaman paced the Cavs with 18 points. Cara Bedard (6-0, Fr., Randolph, OH/Waterloo) added 13 points and eight rebounds and Katie Berry (5-11, Fr., Cleveland Heights, OH/St. Joseph Academy) added ten points. Walsh shot 40% (25-51) for the night, but turned the ball over 20 times.


Monday, January 7, 2008