TIFFIN, OHIO – The Lake Erie College women's basketball team scored the first four points of the game, but after that the contest belong to the host, Tiffin University, as the Dragons went on to a 73-47 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) victory Thursday night (Jan. 24) at the Gillmor Student Center in Tiffin.
After the Storm (3-12, 1-11 GLIAC) took that 4-0 lead, the Dragons scored the next 12 points and never looked back. Tiffin (9-8, 6-7 GLIAC) shot 42% and hit five three-pointers in the opening half, while the Storm went 0-for-8 from beyond the arc and just eight-of-31 (26%) overall. A 12-2 run by Tiffin in the final four minutes of the first half made it a 37-18 game at halftime and put too much distance between the teams.
Lake Erie shot just 26% overall, missing their first 11 three-point attempts before finishing five-of-20 from distance. Freshman Kaeding Skelton (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) topped the Storm, who dropped their third game in a row, with nine points.
Mackenize Storlie scored a game-high 16 points to lead Tiffin while Jillian Adams and Jessica Farr added 10 points apiece. Jessica Harris grabbed 13 rebounds, helping Tiffin to a 48-30 edge on the boards. The Dragons also had a considerable advantage at the foul line, going 27-of-33 on free throws compared to just 10-of-15 for Lake Erie.
The Storm will look to stop their current three-game slide on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Ohio Dominican University.