(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Four players scored in double-figures for Walsh, but it wasn't enough as visiting Wayne State edged out a victory against the Cavaliers by a score of 83-76. The Cavs are now even on the season at 9-9 and 7-7 within the conference. The Warriors improved to 4-13 overall and 4-10 in the GLIAC.
Trey Fletcher led the Cavaliers' charge as he had game-highs with 27 points and eight rebounds. He was 9-of-19 from the floor with three 3-pointers. Jesse Hardin Jr. followed up with 16 points, Zac Carter tallied 13, and Chall Montgomery scored 12.
Wayne State led by as many as 15 midway through the second half before Walsh went on a 17-4 run to get back into the game. Fletcher started the comeback attempt with an old-fashioned 3-point play with a layup and free throw after he was fouled on the basket. He also capped the run with a put-back after an offensive board.
The Cavs could get no closer as the Warriors made 9-of-10 free throws down the stretch to seal the defeat.
The Warriors had one of their better offensive nights of the year as they shot 56.6 percent from the field. Tristan Wilson was the leading scorer for Wayne State with 19 points.
Walsh now turns its attention to arch-rival Malone. The Cavs and Pioneers will write the next chapter in their lengthy rivalry on Monday night with the action set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.