NORTH CANTON, Ohio - The Walsh women's basketball team lit up Alumni Arena tonight, as they defeated Kentucky Wesleyan 84-68 for the G-MAC championship. The Cavaliers earned their first conference championship since becoming an NCAA Division II school. Walsh is now 25-6 on the season, which is also the most wins earned since joing NCAA Division II.
Freshman phenom Quionche Carter led the way once again for the Cavaliers as she poured in a game high 26 points, only missing three shots throughout the contest. She also contributed three steals to push the Cavs in transition. Sophomore guard Kimmie Borck came off the bench, providing crucial minutes as she scored 13 points, nine of which came from beyond the arc. Shelby Henkel and Mayci Sales were solid inside as they contributed ten and eight points, respectively. Henkel did not miss a shot throughout the game and also grabbed seven rebounds. Senior forward Brittni Clopton came off the bench as the leading rebouding, securing eight boards. Guard Tyler Newkirk got the ball to the right places, dishing out a team-best five assists.
Kaylle Clifford led for the Panthers with 19 points. Jenna Martin followed with 16.
Walsh will receive an automatic bid to the regional tournament and will find out their opponent during tomorrow night's (March 10) selection show at 10:00 PM.