Photo by Seth Nichols
(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – The Thanksgiving break didn't bother Walsh as it had its best shooting night of the season in a 103-78 triumph over Glenville State Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers (5-0) remained unbeaten and shot with a 60.3 percent success rate as they made 44-of-73 from the field.
It's the first time the Cavaliers have reached the century mark since a Nov. 22, 2014 when Walsh defeated St. Joseph's 102-88.
The Pioneers (0-3) hung with the Cavaliers for the first half and trailed 38-33 at the break, but Walsh caught fire and shot 27-of-37 in the second half and outscored the visitors by 20 thanks to a 64-point barrage.
Zac Carter made nine of them on 12 attempts in the second frame en route to 27 points on the day. He was 12-of-19 from the field overall. He started the second half quick as he assisted or scored on Walsh's first six possessions. He missed one shot during that time on a Glenville State block, but grabbed his own rebound and put it back in to force the Pioneers to call a time out.
The previous basket was also a monumental one for Carter as he became the 41st player to join Walsh's 1000 Point Club. He reached the mark on jumper that made the score 51-43 with 17:19 to go in the game.
His first basket, a 3-pointer on Walsh's third possession, started an 18-4 run to help the Maroon and Gold to take control of the game.
Trey Fletcher also had a strong second half as he made 7-of-10 during that time for 15 points. He finished with 21 overall on the day. Steven Carpenter could barely miss as he made 7-of-8 for 17 points.
Jameel Moore came off the bench to score 12 points on 4-of-7 from the field which included a pair of 3-pointers. He dished out six assists in addition to making five rebounds and steals each in the win. Chandler Vaudrin also put together a complete game with 10 points, was perfect from the field on all four shots, pulled down eight rebounds, and recorded seven assists.
Glenville State was led by Brett Morris with 22 points.
The Cavaliers now gear up for GLIAC play and will make their first trip to Michigan this weekend. They'll travel to the Upper Peninsula with dates against Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech. Walsh will tip-off against the Wildcats first on Thursday at 8 p.m.