(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – A slow start doomed Walsh as it fell to Ursuline by a score of 76-59 to start a short two-game home stand on Thursday evening. The Cavaliers dropped to 8-7 overall and 5-4 in the G-MAC, while the Arrows improved to 12-4 overall and 6-2 in the conference.
Walsh scored the first three points of the game on a Dominique Foley layup and free throw in the first minute, but from then on Ursuline took control with an 8-0 run. The Cavs tied the game up at 8-8 on a Shelby Henkel bunny, but the Arrows went on a 14-0 run that extended into the second quarter.
The Cavs didn't give up and came out of the gate running in the second half. Four of Walsh's first five baskets in the third quarter with 3-pointers to close back within 10 after a bomb from Kimmie Borck, but that was the closest the Cavs could get the rest of the way.
Foley remained a constant offensive threat on the night as she poured in 22 points on 9-of-19 from the field. Two of them were 3-pointers. She added four steals, three assists, and three rebounds as well.
Ursuline controlled the boards by a 45-28 margin and were led by Laney Lewis who finished with a game-high 26 points. She was 11-of-16 overall, pulled down 11 rebounds, and was three assists shy of her third triple-double.
The Maroon and Gold will play its final home game of the month on Saturday against Lake Erie. Wall of Fame Inductees will be on hand and presented during the doubleheader with the Storm which starts with the men's game at 1 p.m. The women's game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.