By: Zachery Dahl
CLEVELAND, Ohio- On a chilly Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, the Cleveland State Vikings (3-7) hosted the Notre Dame Falcons(2-6) at the Wolstein Center. This game was a complete show of force for CSU as they won 89-56 against the Falcons.
This game from the tip looked unbalanced and like CSU had a size advantage over the Falcons. CSU looked focused and ready to play and proved it when they started with a bang getting a early lead of 14-3 forcing a Falcons timeout.
Cleveland state did not slow down as they ran out to a 26-12 lead and at this point already with 5:47 left in the 1st half and they attempted an alley-oop looking as if they had this game handled and had complete control. The Falcons were turning over the ball at a rapid pace and having blunder after blunder with backcourt violations, bad passes and sloppy ball handling that led to great offense by CSU. At the half, Kenny Carpenter and Tyree Appleby were CSU leading scorers with 8 points each.
The 2nd half was no different as CSU started bombing the Falcons with 3 after 3 after 3 coming from the likes of Carpenter, Bobby Word and Shawn Christian who sank 2 three’s in a row getting the CSU bench on their feet and smiling ear to ear happy for their fellow teammates hard work paying off. CSU tied their school record for 3’s with 14 in a game where there were a lot of good three-point looks with Notre Dame playing tight inside. CSU had no problem in the 2nd half from the Falcons as CSU cruised to an 89-56 domination over Notre Dame. Bobby Word was the leading scorer for CSU with 19 total points. CSU improves to 4-7 and Notre Dame falls to 2-7.
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