(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh breezed by Kentucky Wesleyan in its penultimate home game of the regular season by a score of 84-53 on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers improved to 16-8 overall and 13-5 in the G-MAC, while the Panthers fell to 13-10 and 9-10 in the same categories.
Head Coach Kate Bruce's bunch never trailed and led by as many as 35 on the day. The Cavs were up 25-12 after one quarter of play and extended their lead to 22 by halftime.
Mayci Sales had perhaps her best game of the season as she dropped 20 points on the Panthers to equal a career-high. Her nine made field goals were also a season-best and she did so on just 11 attempts. Sales was a force defensively as well as she pulled down eight rebounds, made five steals, and blocked two shots.
Alex Hochstedler had a solid day as well with 13 points on 6-of-8 from the field. She equaled a season-high with four steals. Shelby Henkel was the third Cavalier in double-figures with 10 points off the bench.
The Cavaliers nearly outscored the Panthers game total inside the paint alone with 52 points compared to just 24 for KWC. Walsh's bench also provided a strong boost as the Cavs outscored Kentucky Wesleyan 40-23 in that department.
Walsh will now finish the season with three out of four games on the road. First up is a trip to West Virginia to take on Ohio Valley on Tuesday. Tip-off with the Fighting Scots is set for 7:30 p.m. in Vienna.