Edinboro Controls First Half, Cruises to Win over Storm

ERIE, Pa. - The Lake Erie Storm fell behind early to the Edinboro Fighting Scots and could not overcome a 15-point halftime deficit in a 77-61 loss at the Gary Miller Classic on Saturday (Nov. 28) night at Gannon University's Hammermill Center.

Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) paced the Storm with 12 points, while Joe Roberts (Cleveland, Ohio/Rhodes/Alderson-Broaddus) and Darnell Campbell (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) also scored in double-figures. Garrick Sims (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) added six points and team-highs in rebounds (five) and assists (four).
 
The Storm (2-5) fell behind after an Edinboro run in the middle of the first half. Lake Erie was able to hang with the Scots in the early going, but the Fighting Scots shot 53 percent (16-for-30) in the first half to jump to a 40-25 lead at the intermission.
 
Edinboro (3-1) pulled away in the second half, eventually leading 70-42, before the Storm was able to climb back in the closing minutes.
 
That run began with a thunderous, one-handed dunk by Campbell, who sprinted down the right-side off an Edinboro turnover and threw it down with his right hand over Anthony Lytle. Campbell converted the three-point play off the Lytle foul.
 
After that, the Storm fought back into the game, but there was too little time left for a significant rally.
 
Lake Erie shot 38 percent (21-for-55) in the game and hit just three treys.
 
The Storm will play at California (Pa.) on Tuesday for its third straight game against a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference opponent.