EDINBORO, Pa.— The Lake Erie College men's basketball team continued nonconference play with a 80-67 win at Edinboro University Tuesday night (Nov. 24).
The Storm shot 61.5% (32-of-52) for the game and led for all but 25 seconds.
"This was our most complete game so far this season," said Storm Head Coach Cliff Hunt. "We really defended and guarded the three point line against a very good shooting team. This was a good way to go on Thanksgiving break with a solid road win."
After alternating baskets early in the game, the Storm went on a 7-0 run to take a 13-6 lead. The Storm continued to shoot well, quickly jumping ahead to a 14 point lead midway through the opening half. The lead grew to as much as 16 but Edinboro fought back in the closing minutes, bringing the Storm advantage down to nine at halftime.
Andy Bosley (Columbus, Ohio/Orange) led the Storm with 12 points in the first half, hitting five-of-eight (62.5%) of his shots. Trey Howard (Lima, Ohio/Lima Shawnee) had nine while Michael Morris (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) had eight, hitting all three of his shots. Collin Barth (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) hit two threes of the bench.
The Storm shot 61.5% (16-of-26) from the floor, including six-of-12 three pointers.
The second half started with four straight points for the Storm before the Fighting Scots cut the lead down to eight. The Storm regained their footing and led by as much as 16 before the halfway point of the half.
Following a media timeout, the Storm increased their lead to 20 with seven minutes to play. The Fighting Scots pulled within seven late in the game but it was not enough to overcome the Storm's lead.
Bosley ended the game with a team-high 24 points. He also led the Storm with seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Sean Howard (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored 14 points, hitting six-of-seven (85.7%) shots. He also grabbed four rebounds. Trey Howard also tallied 14 points and had a team-high four assists. Morris also finished in double digits with 12.
The Storm tallied six steals, scoring 16 points off turnovers. They outscored the Fighting Scots in the the paints 36-26.
Lake Erie is back in action Monday (Nov. 30) at Notre Dame College.