(NASHVILLE) – Nationally ranked No. 7 Drury proved to be too much for Walsh as the Maroon and Gold split its opening weekend with an 85-55 defeat in the Pops Duncan Tournament. The Cavaliers are now 1-1 while the Panthers improved to 2-0.
Shelby Henkel paced the Cavaliers in one of her best games of her career with 13 points. She was 6-of-7 from the field and added also led the team in rebounds with six. Emily Westphal was the other lone Cavalier in double-figures with 10. She was 5-of-8 from the field and added three boards.
Overall Walsh shot 40 percent, 22-of-55, from the field, but couldn't overcome the hot shooting of the Panthers who made 49.1 percent with 28-of-57.
Heather Harman led a trio of Panthers in double-figures with 19 points.
The Cavaliers will return to action for their home opener this Wednesday when they take on Fairmont State. Tip-off with the Falcons is set for 6 p.m.