(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh breezed its way back into the win column with a 114-61 thrashing of Carlow in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon. The two schools used to be former conference rivals back in the days of the AMC, but this was the first meeting between the Cavaliers (2-1) and Celtics (0-3) in men's basketball.
The Cavaliers were aided by a balanced offense led by Sterling Christy as he led with a game-high 21 points. He barely missed on the day as he shot 9-of-13 from the field. Additionally he pulled down 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
Three other Cavaliers achieved double-figures on the scoring end. Bo Furcron led the rest of the pack with 17 points on 8-of-15 from the field. Reece Bogan was a point shy of him with 16 and made 5-of-8 overall and was 4-of-7 from 3-point distance.
Andy Lucien rounded out the group with 13 points. He too was 5-of-8 with four of those coming on monster dunks. He was just one of many reasons that Walsh outscored the Celtics 66-34 in the paint.
Setting up the offense once again was Chandler Vaudrin who reached double-figures in assists with 11. He flirted with a triple-double as he was a point and two rebounds shy of his second of the season.
Walsh tied the game at 11-11 just 3:10 into the game and proceeded to go on a 41-12 run to put the game fully in favor of the Cavaliers. Walsh relied on great shooting as it was 45-of-80 overall for a season-best 56.3 percent success rate on the day.
The Cavs also dominated the glass by a 51-26 margin. Walsh nearly out-rebounded Carlow on the offensive end alone with 21 caroms on the attacking end. That resulted into 21 second-chance points.
Walsh continues its six-game home stand to start the season with Indiana Tech on Monday evening. It will be a part of a men's and women's doubleheader as the women host Mercyhurst. Tip-off for the men's game is currently scheduled for 7 p.m.