LEC Looks to Stop Two-Game Slide Against Notre Dame Monday Night

GAME 14:Notre Dame College Falcons (6-3) at Lake Erie College Storm (7-6)
When: Monday Dec. 21, 2009 at5:00 p.m.
Where: Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center (700 capacity) inPainesville, Ohio
Radio/Audio Broadcast: None
Live stats: www.lec.edu/ath_stats/livestats/wbk/xlive.htm
Series History: Notre Dame leads 28-7
Last Meeting (Result): Dec. 27, 2002 (NDC won 80-62 in South Euclid, Ohio)

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LEC LOOKS TO STOP TWO-GAME SKID: The Lake Erie College women's basketball will look to put an end to its two-game losing streak on Monday night (Dec. 21) when it hosts area rival Notre Dame College.  The Storm has dropped games at Akron and most recently to Mercyhurst (68-58 on Thursday) after winning four straight.  

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE STORM: A dismal first-half performance went a big way towards sending the Storm to its second straight defeat, falling to Mercyhurst 68-58 at home Thursday night.  LEC shot just six-of-30 from the field in the first 20 minites and trailed by as many as 23.  The Storm battled back to cut the Laker lead to eight, but had too big a deficit to overcome.  Senior Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) was the only Storm player in double figures, scoring a game-high 19 points off the bench.  Junior Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) just missed out on her third straight double-double, finishing with nine points and nine rebounds.

SERIES RENEWED: This is the first meeting between the two schools since the 2002-03 season.  Prior to that, the teams met regularly on a yearly basis beginning in 1979.  Notre Dame has won seven straight in the series.   

BEST START IN SCHOOL HISTORY: With seven wins in the first 11 games, Lake Erie posted its best start in the program's history.  Prior to this, the earliest a Storm team reached seven wins was 14 games during the 1982-83, 1991-92 and 2007-08 seasons.
 
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 159-496 (.242).  However, 29 percent of the program's all-time wins have come in the last five seasons under head coach Bob Booher.

UP NEXT: The Storm plays at Division I Cleveland State University on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 23. Tip-off at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland is at 1:30 p.m.