Men's Basketball Falls To Grand Valley

Men's Basketball Falls To Grand Valley

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh fell to Grand Valley State to give it a split week after a 79-58 decision at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers fell to 7-2 overall and are now even at 2-2 in conference play. The Lakers improved to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in the GLIAC.

Trey Fletcher was able to score 23 points against a tough Laker defense that leads the conference in scoring defense and opponents' field goal percentage. Zac Carter added 15 for the Cavaliers.

The Lakers led start to finish and held off Walsh as it attempted to chip away at the visitors' lead. The Cavs were able to cut the deficit to four after a Carter layup made the score 20-16 with 7:41 left in the opening half, but Grand Valley proceeded to go on a 12-5 run to close the half up 32-21. Walsh could get no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Grand Valley was led by Chris Dorsey who scored 17 off the bench. Three other Lakers scored in double figures as the visitors shot 54.5 percent from the field.

Walsh will now head to Michigan to take on Northwood Thursday before heading to the Upper Peninsula for the second time in two weeks for a date with Lake Superior State. The Cavs will return home on Friday, Dec. 30, to take on Penn State-Altoona.