(NASHVILLE) – In the first meeting ever between the two teams, Walsh was upset by Trevecca 60-57 to close out the opening weekend of the calendar year. The Cavaliers drop to 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the conference, while the Trojans improved to 4-11 and 2-7 in the G-MAC.
Both teams were tied 28-28 at the half before Walsh started the second half on a 6-0 run for its largest lead of the day. Going back to the first half, it capped off a 15-0 run. Trevecca was able to claw back, however, and the Cavs lead by one at 44-43 at the end of the third.
A back-and-forth fourth quarter saw the Trojans ahead for most of the frame, but also saw the Cavs within striking-distance throughout. Walsh was within one after a Holly Grober jumper with 16 seconds left and had an opportunity to tie the game after Trevecca made a pair of free throws, but a last-second 3-point attempt by the Cavs fell short.
The Cavs had one of their best games shooting on the season as they made 50 percent from the field, but turnovers helped give Trevecca extra opportunities.
Shelby Henkel led the Cavs' attack with 13 points off the bench. She was 6-of-9 from the floor and pulled down a co-game-high eight rebounds. Henkel also flashed defensive prowess with three steals on the day.
Callie Hackett paced the Trojans with 17 points.
The Cavaliers return to North Canton for their only two home games in the month of January next weekend. They will open with Ursuline on Thursday with a 5:30 p.m. tip.