Hochstedler's Heroics Give Walsh Buzzer-Beating Win At Northwood

Hochstedler's Heroics Give Walsh Buzzer-Beating Win At Northwood

(MIDLAND, Mich.) – Alex Hochstedler's deep 3-pointer beat the buzzer to give Walsh a thrilling 75-72 road victory over Northwood at Riepma Arena on Thursday evening. It capped off an impressive comeback by the Cavaliers (6-5, 2-3) as they trailed by as many as 16 to the Timberwolves (4-4, 2-2) midway through the second quarter.

The game-winning basket came just seconds after Northwood tied the game up with a layup by Jordyn Nurenberg with five seconds to go. Walsh led by five just moments before that after a pair of Brooklyn Wooten free throws.

Wooten finished with a team-high 20 points and dished out six assists, none bigger than the final one where she found Hochstedler open on the right wing deep from NBA-range. Hochstedler finished with just five points on the night.

Jalynn Graham also scored in double-figures with 12 points. She also pulled down a game-high seven rebounds. Emily Westphal rounded out the Cavalier trio in double digits with 11 points.

The Maroon and Gold trailed by 16 after Northwood hit a 3-pointer to make the score 36-20 with 5:42 left in the second quarter, but closed the frame on a 11-4 run to trail by nine at the half.

In the third quarter, Walsh flipped the script and outscored the Timberwolves 23-13 after Shelby Henkel added a buzzer-beating layup of her own to give the Cavs a 54-53 lead.

From there, the teams went back and forth with four lead changes and three ties in the final 10 minutes.

Maddy Seeley led the way for Northwood with 24 points.

The Cavs will continue north and head to the Upper Peninsula for the second time in as many weeks as they have a date with Lake Superior State on Saturday. Tip-off with the Lakers is set for 1 p.m.