GAME 24 -WINTER STORM WHITE
OUT Lake Erie College Storm (15-8) vs. Ohio
Dominican University Panthers (12-8) When: Saturday Jan. 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. Where: Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and
Wellness Center (700 capacity) in Painesville, Ohio Radio Broadcast: ESPN 970 WFUN (Craig Deas,
LIVE Live Stats:http://www.lec.edu/ath_stats/livestats/wbk/xlive.htm Series History: Series tied 2-2 Last Meeting (Result): Dec. 14, 1993 (Ohio
Dominican won 78-61 at ODU)
STORM LOOKS TO MATCH RECORD TEAM: On the verge
of a pair of records, the Lake Erie College women's basketball team
returns home to host Ohio Dominican University on Saturday, Jan.
30, as part of the "Winter Storm White Out" doubleheader. The
Storm, which has won seven in a row, is just one win shy of tying
the school single-season record of 16 set in 2007-08 and is also
one win shy of the record eight-game winning streak, also set by
the '07-'08 squad. Ohio Dominican also enters the game riding
a lengthy wining streak. The Storm is coming off an 80-66 win
at Seton Hill on Tuesday. The Panthers won their sixth
straight on Wednesday against Urbana (55-54).
SERIES HISTORY: The series is tied 2-2 with
Lake Erie and Ohio Dominican alternating wins in the previous four
meetings. The Storm won the first meeting, 63-48 on Dec. 1,
1989 at ODU. This is just the second meeting in Painesville,
where the Storm posted a 61-60 win on Nov. 14,
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE STORM: Senior guard
Renese Ames had a big first half to put the Storm in front and
junior forward Alyssa Wagers dominated the second half as Lake Erie
won its seventh straight, 80-66, at Seton Hill Monday night.
Ames scored 13 of her season-high 20 points in the opening 20
minutes as LEC built a 41-29 halftime lead. Wagers, who
recorded her third straight double-double, scored 14 points and
grabbed 10 rebounds after halftime, going 12-of-15 from the foul
line in the process. She finished with game highs of 21
points and 14 boards and a school single-game record 13 free throws
(in 16 attempts). Sophomore Stephanie Rogers finished with 12
points and Jen Caiola chipped in with 11. As a team, the
Storm shot 44% overall and went 25-of-31 from the charity stripe
SATURDAY NIGHT'S ALL RIGHT: With the 77-66 win
over Urbana last weekend, Lake Erie improved to 6-0 this season on
Saturdays. The Storm's final four games all fall on
SO FAR, SO GOOD: Since the calendar flipped to
2010 four weeks ago, the Storm has not lost, posting a 6-0 mark so
far in the new year.
THE MILLENIUM CLUB: Senior guard Renese Ames
enters the weekend just eight points shy of becoming just the fifth
player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
IN GOOD COMPANY: The 15 wins by the Storm this
season are the second most in a single season in school history
(16, 2007-08). It is just the third winning season ever by a
Storm team, but second in the last three years. Only six teams in
LEC's 30 years have reached double figures in wins, including three
in the last four years.
FREE AS A BIRD: The Storm has been consistent
from the free throw line all season long, but in recent weeks Lake
Erie has been exceptionally good at the stripe. In the last
five games, the Storm has gone 90-108 (83.3%) as a team from the
line, shooting better than 80% in each game. On the season,
Lake Erie ranks 31st nationally in free throw percentage
WAGERS NAMED ECAC POTW: Alyssa Wagers was
selected as the ECAC Division II women's basketball co-player of
the week on Jan. 26 after scoring a career-high 23 points and
grabbing 12 rebounds in a 77-66 win over Urbana the previous
Saturday. She is the second Storm player to receive the award
this season, joining sophomore Stephanie Rogers, who was recognized
on Dec. 15.
THE TEN SPOT: Senior guard Renese Ames reached
double figures in scoring at Seton Hill for the 11th straight game
and 15th time in the last 16 contests. In her career, Ames
has scored at least 10 points in a game 56 times.
WAGERS A GOOD BET FOR A DOUBLE-DOUBLE: Alyssa
Wagers recorded her 10th double-double of the season - and third
straight - at Seton Hill Jan. 26. In 65 career games, Wagers
has posted double figures in points and rebounds 23 times (35
30th SEASON OF STORM HOOPS: This is the 30th
season in Lake Erie women's basketball history dating back to the
1978-79 season. To date, the Storm has posted an overall
record of 167-498 (.251). However, over 32 percent of the
program's all-time wins have come in the last five seasons under
head coach Bob Booher.
UP NEXT: The Storm will host Central State next
Saturday, Feb. 6, as part of the "Taking Breast Cancer by Storm"
doubleheader. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. For more information
about the event, log on to www.lec.edu/athletics.