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Lake Erie

Storm Falls to Greyhounds, 81-73

Photo by BB Sports Photography
Photo by BB Sports Photography

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Lake Erie College Storm men's basketball team finished up their weekend in Indianapolis at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge with a matchup with the host. The Storm took on the Greyhounds of the University of Indianapolis.

The Greyhounds defeated the Storm 81-73, dropping Lake Erie to 0-2 for the season.

Lake Erie jumped out to a 5-2 lead off of a three pointer and a layup. The Greyhounds went on a 7-2 run, taking a 9-7 lead at the first media timeout. Indianapolis maintained the lead throughout the rest of the first half, with Lake Erie staying within six points. The Storm cut the lead to two multiple times but could not take the lead.

Indianapolis held a 40-36 lead over Lake Erie at halftime.  The Greyhounds outshot the Storm 55%-43% in the first twenty minutes. Six different players had five points for Lake Erie.

Following a Nick Wells (Akron, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary) jumper to open the second half, Indy went on a 6-0 run for an eight point lead. A Lake Erie run cut the lead to two, at 50-48. After that, Indianapolis went on a 19-9 run, opening a 12 point lead with 6:32 left. A Gabe Kynard (Toledo, Ohio / St. John's) layup with 1:38 left closed a 14-6 Storm run, cutting the lead to four. Indianapolis hit free throws in the final minute to keep the Storm at bay.

The Greyhounds shot 55% (31-56) from the floor, compared to 46% (26-56) for the Storm.

Sean Howard (Indianapolis, Ind. / Lawrence North) led the Storm with 15 points while Kynard finished with 12 points. Wells and Ryan Middendorf (West Chester, Ohio / Lakota East) added 11 points each.

The Storm will be back in action in the home opener on Wednesday (Nov. 16) against Edinboro.