(FINDLAY, Ohio) – A late rally by Walsh fell just short as the Cavaliers were clipped at the buzzed by Findlay 88-86 at Croy Gymnasium on Monday evening. The Cavs are now 13-8 overall and 6-8 in the GLIAC. The Oilers remained in first place in the division with a record of 15-5 overall and 9-4 in the South.
The Maroon and Gold trailed by 15 at the half and 18 early in the second half, but a furious rally put the Cavs in contention to win. After a triple by the Oilers' Martyce Kimbrough made the score 60-42 with 17 minutes left in the half, the Cavs slowly chipped away at Findlay's lead. Eventually they caught up with the hosts and tied the game on a 3-pointer by Trey Fletcher with 24 seconds left.
On Findlay's return, Kimbrough missed a 3-pointer, but Taren Sullivan was able to pull down the rebound and put it back up with two seconds left.
Walsh was able to call timeout for a final play, but was unable to get a shot off as time expired.
Zac Carter had a strong game as he eclipsed his GLIAC-best average with 28 points. He was 12-of-19 from the field with five rebounds. Fletcher finished with 23 points and was 9-of-15 from the field. He added six rebounds to the effort. Jameel Moore was the final Cavs player in double-figures with 13.
Kimbrough led Findlay with 24 points and was 8-of-16 from the field with six 3-pointers.
Walsh will have Thursday off before they head north to Painesville on Saturday to take on Lake Erie for the second time this season. Tip-off with the Storm is set for 3 p.m.