Oilers Overcome Cavaliers In Overtime

Oilers Overcome Cavaliers In Overtime

(FINDLAY, Ohio) – Overtime reared its head once again for Walsh as the Maroon and Gold fell on the road to Findlay by a score of 76-73 Monday afternoon. The Cavaliers dropped to 10-11 overall and 6-8 in the GLIAC. The Oilers improved to 10-12 overall and 4-10 in the conference.

The Cavs trailed 38-30 at the break, but used a dominant third quarter to take advantage of the game. Going back to the last basket of the second quarter, a 3-pointer by Shelby Henkel, Walsh went on a 13-0 run to take the lead with Holly Grober nailing a triple herself to give the Cavs the lead.

From there the two teams battled back-and-forth throughout the remainder of the game. Findlay scored a layup with 26 seconds left in the fourth to tie the game at 66-66. Walsh had the last shot of the period, but a jumper was off the mark.

The situation remained the same in the overtime period as no team led by more than a single possession. Alex Hochstedler's layup with 2:00 to go put Walsh up 73-72, but the Oilers answered with one of their own on the next trip down the court.

A Walsh foul with eight seconds left send Findlay to the line where Haley Horstman sank both to set up the final score.

Brittni Clopton scored 16 points to lead the Cavaliers. She was 5-of-9 from the field and hit 3-of-6 attempts from behind the arc. Dominique Foley and Jalynn Graham each added 10 points on the night.

Walsh is off Thursday before heading north to Painesville to take on Lake Erie on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.