NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The Walsh University men's basketball team hosted the Malone Pioneers in the first round of G-MAC action this evening (March 5). The Cavaliers defeated the Pioneers by a score of 76-68 to move on to the semifinals.
The Cavaliers jumped out to an 8-0 lead and did not trail once throughout the contest. The Cavaliers were led by the offensive trio of Darryl Straughter, JT Shumate, and Sterling Christy, as Walsh shot 51.9% from the floor.
Straughter poured in 24 points to lead all scorers, including six three pointers. Shumate followed with 22 points and dished out four assists. Christy produced a monster double-double with 15 points and a career-high 20 boards.
Jaret Majestic came off the bench to lead the Pioneer's scoring with 22 points, including six three's.
Walsh will travel to Findlay on Friday night (March 8) to take on #3 seeded Hillsdale in the semifinals.