Walsh, Malone Meet For Saturday Showdown

Walsh, Malone Meet For Saturday Showdown

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh and Malone will tangle for the first time tomorrow afternoon in a rare non-conference affair at Osborn Hall. It will be the 77th edition of the rivalry game in which the Cavaliers lead the all-time series 41-35 with wins in the last three meetings.

Both contests this season are non-conference contests as Malone jumped to the G-MAC for the 2015-16 season. Walsh, along with four other GLIAC schools, will make its way to the G-MAC for the 2016-17 season. Malone will visit Alumni Arena for the back end of the home-and-home dates on New Year's Eve.

The Maroon and Gold picked up its first win on Wednesday with an 88-77 victory over Fairmont State of the Mountain East Conference. The Cavaliers jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game and never trailed during the contest.

Jalynn Graham exploded for a career-high 28 points and shot 10-of-13 from the floor. That included 4-of-6 from behind the arch. Alex Hochstedler added 19 with a big chunk of that scored from the line as she made 12-of-15.

Brooklyn Wooten leads the team with 23.3 points per game while Brittni Clopton controls the boards with eight rebounds per contest.

Malone is led by Rachel Goddard who scored 17 points in the Pioneers' lone contest of the season so far, a 70-63 defeat at Lake Erie. Walsh enters the contest at 1-2.

Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Complete game notes can be found here.