(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Almost everything went as good as you could imagine for Walsh in its 100-53 thrashing of Ohio Christian in its season opener. The Cavaliers shot an incredible 63.2 percent from the field, had 12 different players score, and Chandler Vaudrin recorded just the third triple-double in program history.
Vaudrin controlled the offense with 10 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds to join Assistant Coach Jeremy Shardo and Brad DuPont as the only three Cavaliers in the record books to achieve the feat. Shardo's big day came back on December 6, 2008 in an 85-47 victory over the Pioneers in the Mayors' Cup game that season. DuPont's came on January 3, 2012 when he recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 15 assists.
The 6-7 point guard achieved the mark midway through the second half on consecutive players. After a missed 3-point attempt, Vaudrin was able to get the offensive carom and put-back to give Walsh an 82-39 lead. After a missed jumper on the opposite end on Ohio Christian's return trip, Vaudrin pulled down his 10th rebound.
The Trailblazers, who were playing in this game as an exhibition, did take an early advantage in the game and led by as many as nine after Rael Windley made a 3-pointer to make the score 20-11 with 12:16 to go.
That's about as much momentum as they would get, however, as Walsh proceeded to close the half on a 31-4 run. That run jumped out to 41-4 before Ohio Christian finally scored another basket at the 15:52 mark of the second half.
Bo Furcron was the foundation of that as he scored 16 of his game-high 19 points during that run to close the first half. His other three were the opening points of the game. Overall he had a fantastic debut as he made 7-of-8 overall and 4-of-5 from deep. He added seven rebounds to his cause as well to help Walsh dominate the boards by a 46-14 margin.
Andy Lucien also had a superb debut with 18 points with nine rebounds. He was 6-of-9 overall and 2-of-3 from 3-point land.
Overall the Cavs shot 36-of-57 from the field and made 12 triples on 25 attempts.
The Cavs will return to action against a familiar opponent in former conference foe Northwood. Tip-off with the Timberwolves is set for 1 p.m.