(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – In the penultimate home game of the season, Walsh caught fire and demolished Ohio Dominican 98-65 to remain a half-game back of third place in the South Division. The Cavaliers (15-9, 8-9) opened the game on a 35-8 run and never looked back and led the Panthers (13-11, 8-10) by at least 18 the rest of the way.
Zac Carter and Trey Fletcher each scored 12 points in that opening run that took up the first 12:20 of the game. Overall the combined for 56 points as Carter, the GLIAC's leading scorer and fourth in the nation, totaled 30 points while Fletcher poured in 26.
Carter was 11-of-18 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and four assists. Fletcher followed suit with 8-of-15 from the field with four triples.
Overall it was the second-best shooting performance of the season for the Maroon and Gold as it shot 60.3 percent, 35-of-58, overall to equal its success against Glenville State. Walsh also hit 11-of-19 from beyond the arc for its second-best mark of the season on 3-pointers as well.
All over the floor, it was arguably the best game the Cavs have played all season. They controlled the glass by a 40-28 margin with Chandler Vaudrin cleaning up with 11 rebounds, his third-straight game in double digits in the category. He added nine points and five assists.
Steven Carpenter and Conor Keck also had solid games. Carpenter had eight rebounds, four of which were on the offensive end. All of those resulted in the Cavaliers scoring a combined nine points with Carpenter responsible for four of those. He ended the day with seven. Keck added seven boards, all defensive, and six points.
Walsh remained controlled throughout the game and committed just seven turnovers.
The Cavaliers are now a half-game back of Hillsdale for third place in the South Division with three games to play. Their next game will be on the road as they head to nearby Ashland. Tip-off with the Eagles is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.