LAKE ERIE COLLEGE VS MALONE UNIVERSITY (Jan. 16)/WALSH UNIVERSITY (Jan. 18)
- In the Storm's recent win against Northern Michigan, the Storm opened up the second-half on a 9-0 run. More specifically, center Garrick Sims had the 9-0 run for the Storm. Sims went four-of-four from the floor and converted one-of-two free throws in less than three-minutes.
- The Storm have lived from the three-point line this season. Their three-point shooting percentage of 41.1 and 9.4 threes made per game average are both second in the GLIAC and rank 20th and 25th overall in Division II.
- In their last outing, the Storm converted 18-of-22 (81.8%) of their free-throws. For the season, the Storm is shooting 65.6% from the charity stripe.
- Tom Parker had a career and LEC Division II-high 13 assists against Northwood. On the season, Parker is averaging 5.1 assists per game to go alongside his 6.7 points per game.
- Riley Thomas leads the Storm with 21.4 points per game while shooting 48.7%. The senior guard has scored 20 or more points nine times this season.
- Freshman forward Michael Morris is off the a fast start at Lake Erie. Morris is averaging 9.4 points per game. In the win over Northwood, Morris was six-of-seven on three-pointers.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS: Malone enters Thursday's game after concluding GLIAC North play with a loss at Grand Valley State University last weekend. The Pioneers are 2-3 in the previous five games. Their most recent victory came at home against Ferris State University on Jan. 9. Isiah Elliot leads the Pioneers with 19.3 points per game. Malone ranks fourth in the GLIAC in scoring with 80.8 points per game. They are efficient at the free-throw line, converting 79.9% of attempts this season, which is also ranks second.
SCOUTING THE CAVALIERS: Walsh enters Thursday's contest at Ashland University on a five-game winning streak. The Cavaliers defeated Ferris State and Grand Valley State last weekend. This season, Walsh is undefeated on the road (5-0). Jesse Hardin leads the Walsh offense, which averages a league-high 87.8 points per game, averaging 15.8 points per game. The Cavaliers are shooting a GLIAC high 49.6%.