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2019-20 Lake Erie Men's Basketball News

  • G-MAC Names Kynard Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    June 11, 2020
    Graduated senior Gabe Kynard was officially announced as the 2019-20 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday afternoon. It’s the latest achievement to bring more hardware to fill up his personal trophy case.
  • NABC Places Kynard On All-District Team
    March 24, 2020
    Previously the general consensus was Gabe Kynard was one of the most respected and feared players on the basketball court by coaches around the region. That has now become set in stone as the senior guard was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Team for the Midwest.
  • D2CCA Names Kynard All-Region A Second Time
    March 15, 2020
    There was some good news delivered this weekend as Gabe Kynard was named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) all-region team. He becomes a two-time selection and moves on to the All-American ballot.
  • All-American Honors Bestowed To Gabe Kynard
    March 10, 2020
    Great Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year. All-G-MAC First Team selection. CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. D2CCA All-Region selection. These are all individual honors that Gabe Kynard has earned during his legendary career with the Lake Erie Storm the last four years. Add All-American to the list.
  • G-MAC Names Kynard Player of the Year
    March 05, 2020
    Gabe Kynard will undoubtedly go down in the record books as one of the best student-athletes in Lake Erie College history. Now he’ll do the same in the G-MAC after he was named the 2020 Player of the Year. It’s the first time the Storm have had a player of the year.
  • STORM WARNING: No. 7 Lake Erie, No. 2 Findlay Set for Quarterfinals
    March 03, 2020
    A tall order lies ahead for the Lake Erie men’s basketball team as it heads to the postseason for the third consecutive year. The Storm (14-14) were the middle team in a three-way tiebreaker to be seeded No. 7 in the G-MAC Tournament and thus earning a trip to Findlay (20-7).
  • Glass Slipper Falls Off In No. 7 Lake Erie's Cinderella Bid
    March 03, 2020
    Symptoms of March Madness started to rear their head in the G-MAC Tournament quarterfinals Tuesday, but Lake Erie was unable to spread the fever as it fell 85-69 to Findlay. The No. 7 Storm end the year at 14-15, while the No. 2 Oilers move on to host the semifinals and finals of the men’s bracket at 21-7.
  • Storm Playoff Bound Despite Defeat In Finale
    February 29, 2020
    Lake Erie wrapped up the regular season with an 82-72 defeat at the hands of Walsh on Saturday afternoon. Despite the defeat, five Storm seniors put on a show for a packed Osborne Center.
  • STORM WARNING: Men's Basketball Heads To Malone
    February 22, 2020
    From one Osborne to another, Lake Erie will travel south for about an hour and a half to battle Malone in a pivotal G-MAC contest Saturday afternoon. The Storm (14-12, 8-8) are in the hunt for a third consecutive conference tournament berth, but sit in the eighth and final place in the ratings rankings. The Pioneers (15-11, 9-7) appear to be in good position for another postseason as well in the fifth spot.
  • Riggs Scores Career High In OT Loss At Malone
    February 22, 2020
    Overtime was a heartbreaker again for Lake Erie as it fell 88-86 to Malone in the penultimate game of the regular season at Osborne Hall Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped the Storm to 14-13 overall and 8-9 in the conference, while the Pioneers locked themselves into a playoff spot and now stand at 16-11 overall and 10-7 in the G-MAC.
  • Smart On/Off the Court, Kynard Named Academic All-District
    February 20, 2020
    For the second consecutive year Gabe Kynard has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District District 4 First Team. Arguably the program’s best basketball players in history, the senior from Toledo has shown he is also just as impressive in the classroom as an accounting major.
  • Kynard Breaks Another Record, LEC Falls To Findlay
    February 20, 2020
    Lake Erie fell to Findlay in G-MAC action by a score of 72-64 at the Osborne Center on Thursday evening. The loss drops the Storm to 14-12 overall and 8-8 in the conference, while the Oilers strengthened their lead at the top of the league at 19-6 overall and 14-2 in the G-MAC.
  • STORM WARNING: White Out Planned For Findlay
    February 19, 2020
    There is a lot on the line for both teams as Lake Erie and Findlay get together at the Osborne Center on Thursday evening. That’s usually the case for two playoff-caliber teams battling each other late in the season.
  • Storm Stung In Overtime By Cedarville
    February 15, 2020
    It was like a bad nightmare came back to haunt Lake Erie as it fell to Cedarville 98-91 in a barnburner at the Osborne Center Saturday afternoon. In both games this season, the Yellow Jackets (16-8, 11-3) hit 3-pointers as time was winding down to stun the Storm (14-11, 8-7) before going ahead in overtime.
  • Seven Score In Double Figures As Storm Slay Dragons
    February 08, 2020
    Seven players scored in double-figures to help Lake Erie to a dominating win over Tiffin on Saturday afternoon. The win broke a five game skid on the road for the Storm (14-10, 8-6) and was their fifth consecutive win against the Dragons (8-16, 2-12).
  • STORM WARNING: Men's Basketball Heads To The Capital For ODU
    February 06, 2020
    Lake Erie looks to make it two in a row as the Storm travels southwest to Columbus to take on Ohio Dominican. They were victorious over the Panthers three weeks ago and also beat the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers this past Saturday.
  • Storm Downed At Ohio Dominican
    February 06, 2020
    Gabe Kynard scored 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as Lake Erie fell to Ohio Dominican 75-65 in G-MAC action on Thursday evening. The loss drops the Storm to 13-10 overall as the Panthers improved to 10-12. Both are 7-6 in league play.
  • Vaughn's Double-Double Gives Storm Bounce-Back Win
    February 01, 2020
    Kaleb Vaughn recorded his first double-double of the season in leading Lake Erie to a 71-62 bounce-back win over Kentucky Wesleyan at the Osborne Center Saturday afternoon. For the Storm (13-9, 7-5), they avenged last Thursday’s loss and picked up much-needed points in the G-MAC ratings against the Panthers (7-12, 6-6).
  • Round 2: Lake Erie plays KWC For Second Time In A Week
    January 31, 2020
    Lake Erie hosts Kentucky Wesleyan in its only game this week and just nine days after their game down in Owensboro. The Storm (12-9, 6-5) are looking to break a modest two-game skid that started with the Panthers (7-11, 6-5) who will play them for the second-straight time.
  • STORM WARNING: Lake Erie To Lock Up With Trevecca
    January 25, 2020
    Lake Erie looks to get back in the win column with its farthest conference road game of the season against Trevecca Nazarene. The Storm (12-8, 6-4) are hoping to do so against the Trojans (1-18, 1-9) who have lost the last 11 contests.
  • Lake Erie Tripped Up By Trevecca
    January 25, 2020
    Shooting woes continued for Lake Erie as it fell to Trevecca Nazarene 57-45 at the Trojan Fieldhouse in the Music City Saturday afternoon. It was the lowest scoring game of the season for the Storm (12-9, 6-5) as the Trojans (2-18, 2-9) recorded their second win of the season.
  • Storm Fall Short At Kentucky Wesleyan
    January 23, 2020
    Lake Erie fell in a defensive battle to hosting Kentucky Wesleyan by a score of 65-51 at the Sportscenter on Thursday evening. The Storm (12-8, 6-4) held the Panthers (7-11, 6-5) below five percentage points below their season average, but also faced shooting woes themselves through the game.
  • STORM WARNING: Men's Basketball Set For Showdown With KWC
    January 22, 2020
    Lake Erie heads outside the Buckeye State for the final time in the regular season with contests against a pair of the G-MAC’s southernmost teams. First up is a date with Kentucky Wesleyan, a team that the Storm has played just five times prior in their history.
  • Storm Hit Century Mark Against Dragons
    January 18, 2020
    It was a perfect home stand for Lake Erie as it capped off the 3-game slate with a dominant 104-82 victory against Tiffin on Saturday afternoon. The Storm (12-7, 6-3) eclipsed Thursday’s season-best shooting percentage once again in doing so in the win against the Dragons (7-12, 1-8).
  • Storm Dominant In Win vs. ODU
    January 16, 2020
    The temperature may have been freezing outside, but there was nothing but heat inside the Osborne Center as Lake Erie defeated Ohio Dominican 96-78 on Thursday evening. The Storm (11-7, 5-3) blistered the nets at a 60% success rate and snapped a five-game losing streak against the Panthers (7-10, 4-4).
  • STORM WARNING: Lake Erie Hosts Ohio Dominican
    January 15, 2020
    Lake Erie will welcome Ohio Dominican for a key G-MAC men’s basketball contest at the Osborne Center on Thursday afternoon. As conference schedule picks up full steam, the Storm (10-7, 4-3) and Panthers (7-9, 4-3) are currently paired close together.
  • This Is 2020: 20+ Point Games By Kynard, Plantz Lead Lake Erie To Win
    January 09, 2020
    A pair of stellar games from Gabe Kynard (Sr., Toledo, Ohio / St. John’s) and Jacob Plantz (Fr., Genoa, Ohio / Genoa) helped Lake Erie down Malone 80-73 at the Osborne Center Thursday evening. Both players scored over 20 points to lead the Storm (10-7, 4-3) over the Pioneers (9-7, 3-3).
  • STORM WARNING: Men's Basketball Returns Home To Face Malone
    January 07, 2020
    The Lake Erie men’s basketball team returns home for the first time in the New Year with a G-MAC clash against Malone. The Storm enter with an overall record of 9-7 and are 3-3 in the G-MAC. The Pioneers are 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the league, but are in eighth place in the G-MAC point rating system behind Lake Erie and Ohio Dominican who are tied for sixth.
  • Lake Erie Falls at Hillsdale
    January 04, 2020
    Presence at the free throw line was the difference in Saturday’s game between Lake Erie and Hillsdale as the Storm fell 71-59 to the Chargers. Both teams made the same amount of field goals both inside and outside of the arc, but the hosts took 21 more foul shots and made 18 overall on the day.
  • Kynard Scores 27 As Storm Fall To Findlay
    January 02, 2020
    A close game fell just out of reach for Lake Erie as it fell to Findlay 75-64 on the road Thursday evening. The Storm (9-6, 3-2) and Oilers (8-5, 3-1) battled it out back-and-forth for most of the game before the hosts pulled away down the stretch
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