(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Zac Carter tied a season-best with 34 points to lead all scorers, but it wasn't enough as Walsh fell to Wayne State 75-66. The Cavaliers fell to 9-4 overall and 3-4 within the conference, while the Warriors remained the lone unbeaten team in the GLIAC with a record of 9-1 overall and 6-0 in the league.
Carter had one of his best games of the season as he shot 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point land. On top of that, he went to the free throw line 12 times and converted on 10. He added four rebounds and three assists.
Both teams traded jabs in the first half, but neither team could take advantage. Back-to-back treys by Carter and Conner Wess gave Walsh a 24-17 lead with 6:12 to play in the first half, but Wayne State was able to close the gap and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 32-30 lead into the locker room at the break.
Wayne State led by as many as 14 with 8:54 to play in the second half before Walsh made a late rally. Another triple by Carter cut the deficit to 66-63 with 3:36 to go, but Walsh was unable to get any closer.
Walsh will now set its sights on No. 6 Saginaw Valley State as the two tangle on Saturday. Tip-off with the Cardinals is set for 3 p.m.