Winter Storm Harper may have hampered basketball from being played Saturday, but it was the Lake Erie Storm that raged on today with a 68-63 victory over Walsh. It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Storm (11-7, 6-4) over the Cavaliers (11-7, 6-4) dating back to last season’s three-game sweep.
Monday’s dual home opener was an exciting one as Lake Erie was narrowly edged by No. 4 Wheeling Jesuit 26-24 in mat action at the Osborne Center. The loss drops the Storm to 4-2 on the season, while the Cardinals won their fifth-straight and improved to 13-3 on the year.
Today’s wrestling match between Lake Erie and No. 4 Wheeling Jesuit has been postponed because of travel concerns with the Cardinals. The effects of Winter Storm Harper went as far south as West Virginia and also blanketed Wheeling with snow.
Lake Erie looks to rebound from Thursday’s defeat in Saturday’s contest with another college from Stark County in Walsh University. The Storm are 10-7 overall and in the thick of the G-MAC standings with a 5-4 league mark. The Cavaliers are 11-6 overall and third in the conference with a 6-3 record.
Lake Erie’s four-game win streak was snapped at the hands of an upstart Malone team by a score 67-64 on Thursday evening. The loss dropped the Storm to 10-7 overall and 5-4 in the G-MAC, while the Pioneers upped their mark to 10-7 and 5-5 in the same categories.
On Thursday, Lake Erie College will take on Malone in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action in the fourth contest in a five-game home stand. The Storm (10-6, 5-3) are in the midst of a five-game win streak, while the Pioneers (9-7, 4-5) have won their last two.
A week after he scored a career-high 30 points and his 1,000th career point, Gabe Kynard has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week. The junior guard had averages of 25 points and eight rebounds per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the field in wins over Cedarville and Tiffin.
Double-doubles by both Gabe Kynard and Mitch Loomis helped Lake Erie defeat a gritty Tiffin team 78-66 to cap a perfect weekend on Saturday afternoon at the Osborne Center. It was just the second and third time player for the Storm (10-6, 5-3) has achieved the feat this season after Loomis did so back on November 29 against Alderson Broaddus.
Lake Erie enters the middle of its five-game home stand as it welcomes Tiffin to the Osborne Center Saturday afternoon. The Storm (9-6, 4-3) are looking for their fourth consecutive win while the Dragons (5-10, 1-6) are hoping to avoid a fourth-straight defeat.
Lake Erie overtime a 12-point deficit with 10 minutes left in the game to come back and defeat Cedarville 91-87 in an overtime thriller Thursday evening. The Storm (9-6, 4-3) have now found themselves winners of three-straight, while the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 5-3) have dipped in their last two.
The Lake Erie women's basketball team finally returns home after a tough road slate in the month of December. The Storm enter at 7-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference, while the Yellow Jackets are 10-3 and 6-1.
Great Midwest Athletic Conference action starts up once again as Lake Erie hosts Cedarville in the Osborne Center on Thursday evening. The Storm are 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the conference. The Yellow Jackets enter at 8-7 and 5-2.
Lake Erie Baseball will have a new leader for the 2019 season as Cameron Castro has accepted a coaching position within the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Castro (Lake Erie ’12) will be a minor league pitching coach for the 2018 National League Central champions and start out with the Carolina Mud Cats, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Brewers in the Carolina League.
Reilly Murphy has been named the new head coach of Lake Erie football as announced by Director of Athletics Kelley Kish on Friday morning. Murphy comes to Lake Erie after serving as the offensive coordinator for fellow Division II member Fayetteville State University.
Lake Erie headed up I-90 to take part in the Mercyhurst Duals and split the day with a win over East Stroudsburg before it fell to Mercyhurst in the nightcap. The Storm cruised by the Warriors 41-4 while the final against the Lakers read 29-12.
It was a day to remember for junior guard Gabe Kynard as he scored a personal single-game best 30 points and surpassed 1,000 points in his career this afternoon. His performance was pivotal in Lake Erie’s 86-78 defeat of rival Notre Dame College Saturday afternoon.