(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – The Mayors' Cup will remain in the trophy case of Alumni Arena as Walsh defeated Malone 93-68 in the 53rd edition of the annual game on Saturday night. It's the 10th consecutive Mayors' Cup win for the Cavaliers (2-0) and 10th straight victory over Malone to extend its series record.
The game was played as part of the GLIAC/G-MAC Crossover Tournament. Hillsdale and Ohio Valley were also guests at Walsh this weekend for the event.
It took a little bit for the Cavaliers to warm up as they fell behind 6-0 in the first five minutes and missed their first 10 shots of the game. However, Walsh responded tremendously and managed to shoot 47 percent, 31-of-66, from the field for the game.
Zac Carter led the way with an impressive 34 points, just shy of a career high, as he was 11-of-20 from the floor with four 3-pointers. Carter was a force all over the floor as he also pulled down six rebounds on the defensive end and dished out four assists.
Eleven of Carpenter's 16 came in the first half and one of his 3-pointers made the score 17-14 with 9:43 left in the first half that gave Walsh the lead for good. It sparked a 16-4 run that included another trey from Carpenter.
The Maroon and Gold also did well controlling the boards as it out-rebounded the Pioneers 47-32. Andy Brunet led the way with 10 and helped change the tide of the game with six in the first half. Carpenter Chandler Vaudrin each added seven.
Malone was led by Ty Jordan who scored 26 on 9-of-20 from the field. Mitchell Spotleson and Nate Sheppard added 11 each.
Walsh returns to action Tuesday against College of the Faith in an exhibition contest scheduled for 6 p.m. The Cavaliers' next regular season contest will be at former and future conference rival Cedarville, also a G-MAC member, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:45 p.m.