22:Lake Erie College Storm
(6-15) vs. Ohio Dominican Panthers (8-13) When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at 4 p.m. Where: Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic
& Wellness Center in Painesville, Ohio Radio/Audio Broadcast: WFUN 970 AM Series History: Lake Erie leads, 2-0 Last Meeting: Lake Erie won, 78-68 (Feb. 10, 2009
in Columbus, Ohio)
STORM RETURNS HOME FOR TILT AGAINST FUTURE CONFERENCE
FOE: The Lake Erie College men's basketball team, coming
off an 0-3 road trip, returns to Painesville for its first home
game since beating Davis & Elkins on Jan. 4. The Storm lost its
last outing on the road trip on Monday (Jan. 25) to Davis &
Elkins, 79-77. Now, Lake Erie will play on its home floor where it
has posted a 4-3 record this season and 49-13 (.790) record overall
since opening the Osborne Center in 2004. It is also "Winter Storm
White Out" as fans are encouraged to wear white to the basketball
games and "white out" the Panthers. The Storm is also giving out
free t-shirts to the first 50 students in attendance.
23rd SEASON OF STORM HOOPS: In 23 seasons of
Lake Erie men's basketball, the Storm has posted an overall record
of 187-376 (.332). However, since opening the 2002-03 season, Lake
Erie is 114-96 (.543).
SUITS & SNEAKERS: On Saturday, the coaches
for both teams will be sporting a different look on their feet:
sneakers. It is part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers
Weekend. LEC coach Cliff Hunt, ODU coach Artie Taylor and their
staffs are taking part in the event that promotes awareness for the
fight to save lives from cancer by letting people know about the
fight against the disease and the importance that nutrition and
physical activity plays in reducing people's risk of the disease.
THINK PINK: On Saturday (Feb. 6), the Storm
hoops teams will be Taking Breast Cancer by Storm as part of the
GLIAC's Pink Wave initiative. The men's and women's teams will
sport pink shooting shirts and accessories. Admission to the
doubleheader is free to all fans, who will have the opportunity to
donate to the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE STORM: Lake Erie dropped
its third straight game - all on the road - on Monday night at
Davis & Elkins College, 79-77. The teams played tight for the
first 15 minutes, though the Storm led only once in that span
(12-11). The Senators eventually went up by 10 and led by six,
36-30, at halftime. Early in the second half, the Storm kept the
game close and rallied to take a two-point lead with just over
three minutes left after a trey by Antonio Kidd (Cleveland,
Ohio/Lakewood). After P.J. Turner split a pair at the line, Ethan
Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) converted two at the
stripe for a 72-70 lead. Tim Turner and P.J. Turner scored the
game's next seven points until Darnell Campbell (Cleveland,
Ohio/Collinwood) hit two free throws and Bradshaw buried a three
over a defender on the right wing to tie the game. But P.J.
Turner's runner in the lane over Campbell with 1.1 seconds left
clinched the game for Davis & Elkins. Campbell had 16 of his
team-high 18 points in the second half on his way to his second
CAMPBELL CLIMBING THE CHARTS: With his 18
points on Monday, senior forward Darnell Campbell moved into sixth
place on Lake Erie's all-time scoring list with 1,116 points. With
11 points Saturday, Campbell will move into fifth place, passing
Marty Stockwell (1990-92). Also with Monday's 12 boards, Campbell
moved into fifth all-time with 513 career rebounds. He needs 33
more to move past Jeremy Damron (1992-96, 545) for fourth place.
DOUBLING UP: While Campbell is climbing the
career charts, he's also piling up double-doubles in the process.
The 6-foot-6 swingman has three double-dips in his four games and
five times in his last six he has finished with a double-double or
has been either one point or rebound shy. Since scoring his 1,000th
career point against California (Pa.) on Dec. 21, Campbell is
averaging 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds.
HOME AT THE LINE: Over the last seven games,
Lake Erie Storm has set up campat the free throw line. The Storm
has averaged 25.3 free throw attempts in that span. Before that,
Lake Erie was getting to the line only 18.7 times per game. With
more attempts, the Storm has seen an uptick in its success rate
from the stripe, shooting 68.1 percent in the seven games compared
to just 62.9 percent prior.
KIDD CONNECTING FROM DEEP: In the last seven
games, junior guard Antonio Kidd (Cleveland, Ohio/Lakewood) is
shooting 50% (18-of-36) from three-point range. Prior to
that, he was hitting on just 28.6% from beyond the arc. Kidd is
third on the team in scoring in the last seven games, averaging
E's PRODUCTION: Junior guard Ethan Bradshaw has
also been very good in his last six outings, posting averages of
17.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals. Bradshaw is
the Storm's leading scorer at 14.7 points per game and leads the
team with 30 steals.
3-D IS KEY: In six Storm wins, Lake Erie has
limited its opponents to just 20.5 percent (23-112) shooting from
beyond the arc. But in 13 Storm losses, opponents shoot 43.9
percent (118-269) from long range. Lake Erie is just 1-8 when the
opponent shoots at least 40 percent from outside and 5-7 when the
opponent is under 40 percent.
FROSH DEVELOPMENT: One key to the Lake Erie
basketball program as it continues its transition to Division II is
the development of its four-year players. Head coach Cliff Hunt may
have found a gem in freshman Garrick Sims. The 6-8 center is
averaging 7.8 points and 5.6 boards and his 57.5 field-goal
percentage is second on the team.
HALFTIME INDICATOR: For the first time this
season, the Storm lost a game in which it led at halftime in last
Saturday's loss at Urbana. The Storm is now 5-1 when it leads at
halftime and 1-14 when it is trailing at that point.