(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – In a rematch of last year's GLIAC Tournament Finals, Walsh scored the upper hand against Ferris State by a score of 65-59. The win improves the Cavaliers to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The Bulldogs fall to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the GLIAC.
Defending GLIAC Player of the Week Trey Fletcher had his best game of the year as he scored a season-best 30 points and tied a season-best in rebounds with 12. He was 9-of-20 from the field and made 11-of-15 at the charity stripe while evenly splitting the rebounds on both sides of the ball.
Ferris State started fast and appeared to have momentum on its side after its big man Zach Hankins scored consecutive baskets on a dunk and layup to make the score 28-19 with 6:24 to go in the first half.
It was at that time the game turned in favor of Walsh as it shutout the visitors for the rest of the half. As a result, the Maroon and Gold went on a 12-0 run to take a 31-28 lead into halftime. A triple by Carter at the beginning of the second half pushed the rally to 15-0.
Walsh controlled the lead for most of the second until the Bulldogs eventually took the lead on a layup with 6:08 to go in the game. It didn't last long as both teams exchanged leads again with each scoring a pair of free throws before Carter scored a jumper to give the Cavs the lead for good.
Fletcher followed with a layup on an assist by Carter on the opposite end of the floor to create an and-one opportunity. The following free throw was good and helped Walsh go on a 9-0 run to make the score 80-52 with 1:15 to play. It was the Cavs' largest lead of the game.
Walsh will now prep for Grand Valley in the final GLIAC home game before Christmas. Tip-off for the "Home For The Holidays" event with the Lakers is set for 3 p.m.