(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh lost in a nail-biter to former conference foe Northwood by a score of 88-85 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers dropped to 1-1 with the loss, while the Timberwolves improved to 2-1.
A bright spot in the loss was the impressive play of Chandler Vaudrin who recorded his second double-double of the season and led all scorers with 34 points. He pulled down 10 rebounds and was 14-of-22 overall from the floor. Vaudrin made five steals and dished out four assists as well.
Bo Burcron and Darryl Straughter joined him in double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Furcron was 6-of-14 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers. Straughter made 4-of-8 on the day.
It was a close game throughout and Northwood rallied late to tie the game and force overtime. The Timberwolves split a pair of free throws to go up two with 17 seconds left, but Vaudrin drove the lane to tie the game with at 72-72 with a layup.
Both teams exchanged a pair of free throws to start overtime, but Northwood scored the next five points and kept the Cavaliers at bay the rest of the way.
Nick Spitzley led the Timberwolves with 24 points. He made 8-of-15 overall and was 6-of-10 behind the arc.
Walsh will return to action a week from today when it takes on Carlow. The two schools are former members of the American Mideast Conference, but this will be the first matchup in men's basketball as the Celtics was previously an all-women's school. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.