Cold Shooting Dooms Cavs at Hillsdale

Cold Shooting Dooms Cavs at Hillsdale

(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – Walsh fell to hosting Hillsdale by a score of 75-63 in GLIAC action Saturday afternoon. The previous time these two teams met, the Cavaliers (10-16, 6-14) and the Chargers (12-13, 11-10) needed four overtimes, but this time Hillsdale took the victory after a hot start by Walsh in the first half. Dismal shooting then hurt the Cavs the rest of the way as they shot just 24.6 percent for the game.

The Cavs started the game by going on an 11-2 run over the first 4:21, but the Chargers eventually tied the game back up and took the lead at 22-20. Walsh regained the lead after Sarah Stephenson (So., 6-0, New Philadelphia, OH/HS) made three free throws to make the score 24-22 with 5:20 left in the half. However, Hillsdale closed the half on 14-2 run as the Cavaliers didn't make a basket from the field in the last 9:12.

In the second half, Walsh started much like it did the first, this time with a 9-2 run, to pull within three at 38-35. The two teams exchanged a pair of points, but the Cavaliers could get no closer the rest of the way as Hillsdale eventually pushed its lead to 16.

Tara Gallupe (Sr., 6-0, Pittsburgh, PA/Avonworth) was a force for the Cavaliers as she scored 23 points on 5-of-10 from the field. She also found herself at the charity stripe and made 13-of-14. Kelsey Funderburgh (So., 5-7, North Lewisburg, OH/Triad/Morehead State) added 15points for the Cavs.

Walsh once again had trouble with the nation's top rebounder Megan Fogt as she had 18 points and 19 boards. Chelsea Farrell also poured in a new career-high 22 points. Overall, the Chargers out-rebounded Walsh 56-36.

The Cavs will now set their focus on the 18thannual Mayor's Cup game at Malone on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.