Women's Basketball Looks for Third Straight Over Pioneers

Women's Basketball Looks for Third Straight Over Pioneers

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – After knocking off the top team in the G-MAC last Saturday (Jan. 5), the Walsh University Cavaliers women's basketball team will set their thoughts on the Malone University Pioneers. The Cavaliers and the Pioneers will meet for the 81st time on Saturday (Jan. 12) at Alumni Arena.  

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The first matchup of the Walsh-Malone series took place during the 1979-80 season, the inaugural season of Walsh women's basketball. The 81st matchup takes place during the 40th anniversary season. Walsh has won eight of the last ten matchups since Malone swept the season series in 2012-13. Overall, Walsh leads the series 44-36. The Cavaliers held the Pioneers to 54 points in both wins last season, including the Mayor's Cup matchup in February.  

Walsh Notes 

  • Walsh is 10-4 overall and 6-2 in the G-MAC following an 84-61 win over Cedarville at Alumni Arena last week. The Cavaliers have won three straight games, dating back to December 18th. 

  • At Alumni Arena, the Cavaliers are 6-1 this season after five straight wins following a loss to Ashland. In seven games 

  • Quionche Carter paces the Cavaliers, the G-MAC and all Division II freshmen with 19.6 points per game and has scored 275 points in her freshman campaign. She has scored in double digits in all 14 games this season thus far. She ranks second in the conference while making 50.5% (94-186) of her shots. She has also grabbed a team-high 91 rebounds (6.5 rebounds per game), which is sixth in the G-MAC. She is 84-for-108 from the free throw line, with her 84 free throws being fifth in Division II.  

  • Mayci Sales, the reigning Great Midwest Freshman of the Year, is second on the team with 10.8 points per game. She has grabbed 5.7 rebounds per game and has blocked 17 shots. Her 17 blocked shots lead the conference.  

  • Jamie Halloran led the Cavaliers with 17 points against Cedarville, including four three pointers. For the season, Halloran averages 9.8 points per game. She is shooting 34.1% (29-85) from three-point range, good enough for 6th in the G-MAC. Her 29 three pointers are leading the team.  

  • Lexie Scarton, a freshman, is ninth in the conference with 2.9 assists per game and is fifth in the G-MAC with a 1.17 A/TO ratio.  

  • Shelby Henkel rounds out the top ten in the conference with 6.3 rebounds per game, along with 4.4 defensive rebounds (eighth best).  

  • Walsh is the top scoring offense in the G-MAC with 80.7 points per game and that is 14th best in DII. The Cavaliers are shooting 45.4%, second best in the conference.  

  • The defense has been just as impressive as they have held teams to 68.2 points per game. They are holding teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (third in the G-MAC) and 31.0% from three-point range (second in the G-MAC). 

  • The team rebounds an average of 41 boards a game, second best in the league and they lead the G-MAC with 27.9 defensive rebounds a game.  

Malone Notes 

  • Malone is 5-9 overall and 3-5 in the G-MAC going into the rivalry matchup. The Pioneers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 72-62 victory over the Tiffin Dragons.  

  • The 72 points scored by the Pioneers was the second most for Malone this season.  

  • Robin Campbell, the reigning G-MAC Player of the Week, led the Pioneers with 19 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists against Tiffin. She leads all freshman in the G-MAC with 3.6 assists, and she is second in points (13.4 PPG) and rebounds (5.9 RPG).  

  • Ellen Doyle is averaging 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds after an 18-point contest against Tiffin. 

  • Chrissie Vaughn has scored 8.1 points per game and she leads the Pioneers with 23 three pointers, seven blocks and 13 steals.   

  • The Pioneers have attempted 378 three pointers (11th most in DII) and have made 115 for 30.4%.  

  • Malone averages 60 points per game and they have allowed 63.9 points per contest.  

  • Malone is 3-4 on the road and 1-3 in the G-MAC, only averaging 50.8 points in games away from Osborne Hall within the conference. 

G-MAC Schedule (1/12/19) 

  • Ohio Valley @ Findlay 

  • Ohio Dominican @ Hillsdale 

  • Malone @ Walsh 

  • Tiffin @ Lake Erie 

  • Cedarville @ Ursuline 

  • Trevecca Nazarene @ Davis & Elkins 

  • Kentucky Wesleyan @ Alderson Broaddus  

The Cavaliers will travel to Pepper Pike, Ohio for a G-MAC contest with the Ursuline College Arrows on Thursday (Jan. 17) at 5:30 PM. 

-WC-