Storm Downs W. Va. Wesleyan 71-49 on the Road

(Photo by Baker Media Productions)
(Photo by Baker Media Productions)

BUCKHANNON, W. Va.--  The Lake Erie College men's basketball team won their third straight game as they wrapped up nonconference play with a 71-49 win over West Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday (Nov. 29) in West Virginia.

Lake Erie finished nonconference play with a 3-1 record.

The Storm started the game on a 7-0 run, eventually growing the lead to 10-2 less than four minutes in thanks in part to five points by Andy Bosley (Columbus, Ohio/Orange).  Bosley continued to shoot well in the first half, scoring 11 points just 11 minutes into the game on four-of-five shooting.  The Storm led by as much as nine early on, 25-16.

The Bobcats cut the lead down to five but the Storm shooters began to heat up once again, going on an 8-0 run and eventually taking a 37-26 lead into the half.

Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) and Michael Morris (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) had six points apiece to join Bosley's 11.  The Storm shot 44.8% (13-of-29) in the first-half, including 45.5% (five-of-11) on three-pointers. The Storm defense limited the Bobcats to just two-of-10 on three pointers.

The Bobcats cut the lead to nine after the halftime break but the Storm shooters continued to shine in the second half, leading by as much as 28 en route to their third straight win.

Bosley ended the game with 19 points on eight-of-11 shooting.  He also had five rebounds and three assists.  Morris added 13 points, four rebounds and two assists while Dudley had eight.  Colin Barth (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) had seven points off the bench.  Nick Wells (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and Steve Walczak (Columbus, Ohio/Olentangy)had six points each.  Roy Alexander (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Grove), Sean Howard (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) and Trey Howard (Lima, Ohio/Lima Shawnee) had four points apiece. 

The Storm hit 41.8% (23-of-55) of their shots from the floor, including nine-of-21 (42.9%) of their three-pointers. 

Lake Erie forced 18 turnovers while committing just 14.  They capitalized by scoring 17 points off turnovers.  The Storm outrebounded the Bobcats 39-33.

The Storm opens up Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play at home Thursday (December 4) against Ferris State University. 

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