PEPPER PIKE, Ohio - The Walsh University women's basketball team competed in the first day of a G-MAC/GLIAC/GLVC crossover tournament Saturday (Nov. 16) hosted by Ursuline College. The Cavaliers fell in their first game of the weekend to GLVC opponent, Lindenwood, 75-73.
The Cavaliers and Lions proved to be evenly match, as neither team ever led by more than seven points and there were seven lead changes throughout the contest.
Despite Quionche Carter's career-high 31-point performance, Walsh struggled to connect offensively as they shot 42.2 percent from the field and only 20 percent from three, compared to their average of 50.8 from the field and 50 percent from three. Lindenwood shot 48.1 percent from the field 36.4 percent from three.
While the Lions may have outshot the Cavs from behind the arc, Walsh outscored the opposition in the paint 42-28. Walsh also forced more turnovers, as Lindenwood turned over the ball 17 times compared to Walsh's nine turnovers.
Carter shot 57 percent from the field in her high-scoring performance, while also grabbing seven rebounds. Mayci Sales continues to be a consistent presence for the Cavaliers in both the scoring and rebounding column, as she had 20 points and led on the boards with eight rebounds. Tyler Newkirk dished out four assists, while contributing eight points from the point guard position.
The Lions outrebounded Walsh 37-22, with many of those rebounds coming from Kallie Bildner, who led for Lindenwood with a 23 point and 12 rebound double-double. Devin Fuhring also poured in 24 points to help lead the Lions.
The Cavaliers will play their second game of the crossover tournament Sunday (Nov. 17) at 3 pm against GLIAC opponent, Saginaw Valley.