Visiting Oilers Too Much for Storm

Visiting Oilers Too Much for Storm

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Kendra Elam hit five three-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points off the bench to lead the visiting University of Findlay to a convincing 73-49 victory over the Lake Erie College women's basketball team Thursday night (Jan. 27) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division action at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center.


The Storm (2-14, 1-9 GLIAC) did had three players score in double figures, led by Stephanie Rogers' (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) 12 points, but went just six-of-26 (23.1%) and scored only 17 points in the opening half in trailing by 16 (33-17) at the break.


Lake Erie led just once, at 4-2 six minutes into the game, but from that point on it was all Findlay (13-4, 8-2 GLIAC).  The Oilers went on an 11-2 run to take control. The Storm never got closer than seven the rest of the way.  Findlay extended the lead to 20 early in the second half and the Storm got within 11 midway through the period on a three-pointer by sophomore Sarah Wojciechowski (Randolph, Ohio/Waterloo).  But a quick spurt that including three three's by Elam, propelled the Oilers to their sixth win in seven games.


In addition to Rogers, who also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and blocked five shots, classmate Jen Caiola (South Russell, Ohio/Chagrin Falls) and senior Brittany Zele (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) each scored 10.


Elam was one of four players in double figures. Saira House scored 13, Laura Bardell 11 and Clare Aubry 10 for the victors, who shot 47.6% in the second half. 


The Oilers held a 49-30 edge on the boards and went 25-of-35 from the foul line, compared to just 12-of-17 for Lake Erie.


The Storm hosts Wayne State University on Saturday, Jan. 29, for Take a Kid to the Game Day at the Osborne Center.  Lake Erie defeated Wayne State earlier this season, 78-72 on Dec. 2, in Detroit.