February 21, 2013

Storm Return Home to Host Tiffin, Ohio Dominican (PREVIEW)

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE (7-14, 4-13 GLIAC) vs. Tiffin University (Feb. 21)/Ohio Dominican University (Feb. 23)

TIPOFF: 6:00 p.m. (Tiffin University)/1:00 p.m. (Ohio Dominican) 

VENUE: Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center 

GAME NOTES: CLICK HERE 

LIVE STATS: http://www.lakeeriestorm.com/ 

NOTABLES: The Lake Erie College men's basketball team kicks off their final homestand of the 2012-13 season this week when they host Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division foes Tiffin University Thursday (Feb. 21) and Ohio Dominican University Saturday (Feb. 23). The Storm (7-16, 4-15 GLIAC) are looking to rebound from a pair of losses last weekend at Hillsdale College and the University of Findlay. The Storm owned an eight-point halftime lead against Hillsdale before the Chargers defense halted the LEC offense in the second-half to pick up a 77-70 win last Thursday. On Saturday, Findlay got off to a fast start and limited the Storm's offensive chances en route to a 67-41 win...Junior Riley Thomas (Cardington, Ohio/Cardington-Lincoln) leads the Storm with 13.3 ppg. but is averaging 15.1 ppg. in the past seven contests. The third-year guard has converted 30 of his last 31 free-throw attempts...Sophomore guard Trey Howard (Lima, Ohio/Lima Shawnee) is averaging 9.8 ppg. since moving into the starting line-up Jan 30...Freshman forward Roy Alexander (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge) grabbed a season-high seven rebounds on Saturday against Findlay...As a team, the Storm currently rank second in the GLIAC with 9.0 steals per game...Tiffin (9-16, 6-13 GLIAC) has lost three of its last four contests, most recently defeating Malone University before falling to Walsh University this past weekend. The Storm fell at Tiffin, 78-44, on Jan. 24. Joe Graessle leads the Dragons in scoring with 24.3 ppg., the second-highest average in the GLIAC this season...Ohio Dominican (4-20, 1-18 GLIAC) is looking to snap its six-game losing streak when they enter Thursday's contest at Ashland University, who they defeated, 75-71, on Jan. 24. Thomas' career-high 30 points led the Storm to a 69-50 victory at Ohio Dominican on Jan. 26. Morgan Jones leads the Panthers at 17.0 ppg. 

UP NEXT FOR LEC: The Storm return to the home hardwood on Saturday, March 2, for their final game of the season as they host Ashland University for Senior Day.

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