(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh's four-game win streak was snapped at the hands of a hot-shooting Lake Erie squad in an 83-79 decision at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers dropped to 9-4 overall and 6-3 in the conference, while the Storm improved to 10-7 and 5-4 in the same categories.
The Cavs scored the opening basket of the game on a Bo Furcron layup, but the Storm controlled the rest of the first half and forced Walsh to play catch-up in the second. The Cavs were able to get back within one at 79-78 after a Sterling Christy layup with 37 seconds left, but they couldn't equal the Storm which made its final four free throws down the stretch.
Chandler Vaudrin led a quartet of Cavaliers in double-figures with 24 points. He was 9-of-13 from the field with five rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Darryl Straughter had one of his best games with 22 points off the bench and was 8-of-11 from the field, which included 4-of-6 made from 3-point range.
Sterling Christy tallied 15 points on 7-of-12 and was a rebound shy of a double-double. Furcron finished the day with 10 points.
The Cavs will return to action as they take on Bluefield State on Monday evening. Tip-off with the Big Blues is scheduled for 7 p.m.