(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – A third quarter explosion helped Walsh go on to defeat Lake Erie by a score of 69-42 in G-MAC action on Thursday evening. The win puts the Cavaliers (19-8, 16-5) into a three-way tie for second place in the conference with an opportunity for a championship still alive.
The Cavaliers held just one-point 28-27 lead at halftime and trailed by one after an early third quarter layup by the Storm (12-15, 8-13), but dominated the rest of the period on a 25-4 run. Walsh was 9-of-14 in the quarter compared to Lake Erie's 2-of-13 mark.
That lead grew to as many as 29 after Hannah Blake drained a 3-pointer with just over two minutes to play and gave Walsh its final field goal of the game.
The offense was well-balanced once again with 12 difference players finding the scoring column for the Maroon and Gold. Only Jill Blacksten reached double-figures with 10 on an impressive day where she made 5-of-7 off the bench and added six rebounds to the cause.
The defense executed just as well as Lake Erie shot just 20 percent (5-of-20) for the entire second half. Additionally, Walsh didn't yield a single 3-pointer during the entire game.
Lake Erie was paced by Christine Dawson with 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Walsh will now look to score another revenge win on Saturday at Ursuline. A win paired with an Alderson Broaddus win over Cedarville would make the Cavaliers co-G-MAC champions in their first season in the conference. Tip-off with the Arrows is set for 2 p.m. in Pepper Pike.