NORTH CANTON, Ohio - While the Walsh Cavaliers women's basketball team was taking care of business on the court on Saturday (Feb. 12) afternoon, the record books for the 43 seasons of the program were being rewritten. In the Cavaliers' 95-68 win over the Hillsdale Chargers, the program has a new leader in the all-time scoring category. Walsh now has won 13 straight games.
- Score: Walsh 95, Findlay 68
- Records: Walsh 21-3 (16-2), Hillsdale 11-12 (8-9)
- Location: Alumni Arena (North Canton, Ohio)
With 30 points in the contest, Sha Carter became the all-time scoring leader - surpassing Melanie Scheetz atop the scoring list. Carter scored 21 points in the first half, and needed just four points to break the mark. With 4:09 left in the third quarter, Carter lined up for a right wing three pointer and nailed it for the scoring lead, 1,946 points. Scheetz set the record 22 years ago with 1,944 points in 199 games and Carter becomes the scoring leader in just 109 games over the course of four seasons.
FOR THE CAVALIERS
- Carter led all scorers with 30 points in the game and finished with her fifth career 30+ point game and her 25th double-double. On ten-of-17 shooting (three-of-five from deep) and seven-of-eight at the free throw line, she compiled 30 points to go with 12 rebounds.
- Morgan McMillen scored 18 points on seven field goals and a pair of threes and free throws. She also finished with seve rebounds and a block.
- Mayci Sales neared a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds while Lexie Scarton added 13 points in her return to the starting lineup.
- Megan Ball and Abby Hickey each scored seven points in the contest.
- Walsh started off fast with their best first quarter and first half scoring outputs as they totaled 35 points in the 1st and 60 for the first half.
- The Cavaliers won the battle in field goal, three-point and free throw shooting as they shot 47.2% (34-72) overall, 46.2% (12-26) from deep and 88.2% (15-17) at the charity stripe.
- Walsh outrebounded Hillsdale 45-36 and created 26 second chance points with 13 offensive boards.
FOR THE CHARGERS
- Sydney Mills led the Chargers with 19 points and 12 rebounds, hitting five field goals (three triples) and all six free throw attempts.
- Peighton Nelson scored 16 points with two assists and three steals while Lauren Daffenberg shot 50% from three-point land for 11 points.
- Hillsdale shot 37.5% (24-64) from the floor, 36.4% (8-22) on the perimeter and 85.7% (12-14) at the free throw line.
Walsh will head to Ashland for a big matchup with the #2 Eagles on Thursday (Feb. 17) night at 5:30 PM.