Duhawks power past the Storm
Mooney and Walsh shine on Senior Day
Mooney and Walsh shine on Senior Day
Sat, Feb. 9, 2013 - [Men's Basketball]

By Jim Naprstek, Assistant Sports Information Director

 

Loras, 74
Simpson, 56

 

On a night where Connor Mooney and Kevin Walsh would be honored in front of Duhawk Nation for their careers, Loras took on the Simpson College Storm with hopes of keeping their postseason dreams alive.

 

The Duhawks have relied on their defense to keep teams down, and Saturday followed suit with Simpson shooting less than 30 percent. Combine that with Loras' 57.7 percent, and you have a recipe for success.

 

Building upon their first half success, Alex Cline busted the doors off the AWC with back-to-back dunks. While he's not the tallest member of the squad, Cline showcased his vertical leap to bring Duhawk Nation to their feet. Cline finished with 10 points and nine rebounds on the day.

 

Even though the second half was much closer than the first, the Duhawks still were able to increase their lead over the Storm. Aaron Schueller would finish with 11 points and two assists, including going three-for-four from three point land.

 

While the final buzzer concluded the careers of Mooney and Walsh at home in the AWC, they leave behind a legacy. Not one filled with massive stat lines, but rather one filled with perseverance and dedication. Both seniors have come back from major injuries, including two for Walsh. Wherever these two young men go, they will carry with them the tradition of being a Duhawk, something that will take them far in life.