Storm Returns Home to Host Hillsdale (PREVIEW)

Photo by BB Sports Photography
Photo by BB Sports Photography

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs. HILLSDALE COLLEGE

DEC. 12

3 PM

GAME NOTES 

The Lake Erie College men's basketball team returns home to host Hillsdale College in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action. 

"This is a big game for both us and Hillsdale," said Storm Head Coach Cliff Hunt.  "Both teams have one GLIAC loss.  Hillsdale is a very talented team with a 7' center who is getting 14 points and 10 rebounds a game and they also have the pre-season player of the year pick in 6'7" forward Kyle Cooper.  We need to control Cooper and keep Pretzer, their 7 footer, off the boards is we are going to win this game.  Hillsdale is one of just four teams that we haven't yet beaten since we joined the GLIAC so we have our work cut out for us.  Finals week always has an impact as well and with winter break starting we won't have students on campus to support our team so we hope family and friends come out in force!"  

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm topped Grand Valley State University 84-78 in their most recent game.  Michael Morris led the Storm with 19 points.  Andy Bosley added 17 points, going 10-of-10 from the free-throw line, with a team-high nine rebounds.  Trey Howard and Sean Howard combined for 23 points.  Trey Howard led the team with five assists.  Steve Walczak scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench.  The win marked the second straight over the Lakers 

SERIES HISTORY: This marks sixth meeting between the Chargers and the Storm, with the Chargers winning the previous five.  Last season, the Storm fell on the road to the Chargers 68-58.  Andy Bosley led the Storm that day with 18 points. 

OPPOSITION POSITION: Hillsdale is off to a 5-0 start this season.  This past weekend, they defeated Tiffin University and Ohio Dominican University at home to open conference play.  Kyle Cooper leads the Chargers' offense, averaging 24.6 points per game while shooting 60.0%. 

FORECAST: The Storm is back at home Dec. 15 for their final nonconference game of the season against Cedarville University.