NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's basketball team concluded their two game roadtrip on Saturday (Jan. 13) afternoon with an 86-58 defeat to the Walsh University Cavaliers.
Sophie Sonneman (Jamestown, Ohio / Greeneview) and Christine Dawson (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) scored the Storm's first two baskets of the game as Lake Erie led 4-2 one minute and 15 seconds into the game. Walsh responded with a big 21-3 run over the next seven minutes. Kayla Gabor (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) stopped the run with a jumper with 56 seconds left in the first quarter. The teams exchanged three point plays to end the quarter as Walsh led 26-12 after the first frame.
Josie Chaddock (Minerva, Ohio / Minerva) hit a jumper and Gabor converted a three point play as the Storm trimmed the lead to twelve twice in the first two minutes of the second quarter. After Gabor split a pair of free throws, Walsh went on an 11-2 run. Chaddock and Dawson combined on a 5-0 Lake Erie run with two minutes left in the half. The Cavaliers led 45-27 at the intermission.
The Storm opened the third quarter with five straight points from Chaddock, Dawson and Ashley West (Willoughby Hills, Ohio / Cornerstone Christian) before Walsh slowly extended the advantage to 30 at the end of the quarter. Walsh held a 70-40 lead going to the fourth quarter.
Tess Lepore (Johannesburg, South Africa / American International School of Johannesburg) and Breanna Bauer (Port Huron, Mich. / Northern) began the fourth quarter with back-to-back baskets. After a Walsh three pointer, Megyn Christensen (Swanton, Ohio / Swanton) had five points on a Lake Erie 7-3 run. Bauer finished the scoring for the Storm as she scored the four of the final seven points. Lake Erie fell 86-58 to the Cavaliers.
Chaddock led the Storm with 12 points scored while Gabor added ten points. Christensen and Joseph each chipped in seven points off of the bench.
The Storm will host Alderson Broaddus on Monday (Jan. 15) at 7:30 PM.