Walsh Routes Kentucky Wesleyan, Clinches G-MAC Tournament Bid

Walsh Routes Kentucky Wesleyan, Clinches G-MAC Tournament Bid

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Six players scored in double-figures and Chandler Vaudrin recorded his nation-leading fourth triple-double as Walsh routed Kentucky Wesleyan 102-68 on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers (17-6, 12-5) clinched a berth in next month's G-MAC tournament with the win over the Panthers (14-13, 8-9).

Up by 12 at the half, Head Coach Jeff Young's crew exploded for 52 points and outscored the Panthers by 22.

Vaudrin's feat featured 14 points, 16 assists, and 10 rebounds. He was 4-of-7 from the field and added three steals to the cause.

Five of those assists went to Steven Carpenter who was perfect everywhere on the day. He finished with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-7 from the field with a 3-pointer. He was also 3-for-3 at the foul line.

Also in double-figures were Sterling Christy with 15, Conner Wess with 14, Darryl Straughter with 13, and Branden Wilkins off the bench with 10.

Overall Walsh 51.4 percent from the field while limiting the visitors to just a 38.5 percent success rate. It was the ninth time the Cavs shot 50 percent or better this season.

The Cavaliers dominated inside with a 51-35 advantage on the glass and outscored the Panthers 48-30 inside the paint. Kentucky Wesleyan turnovers also aided the Cavs with 23 points.

The Panthers had three players in double-figures and were led by Malek Harris with 15 points.

The win keeps the Cavaliers in second place with three games to play in the regular season. The next one will take place on the road as they head down I-77 to the Mountain State to take on Ohio Valley on Tuesday. Tip-off with the Fighting Scots is set for 7:30 p.m.