November 26, 2012

Storm Bounce Back, Double Up Ursuline 82-41

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College women's basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a strong defensive effort in an 82-41 victory over traditional nonconference rival Ursuline College Monday night (Nov. 26) at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center.

The Storm (2-1) broke open a close game late in the first half by holding the Arrows (0-5) scoreless for the final 7:15, outscoring the visitors 19-0 from that point until the break.  Lake Erie limited Ursuline to just six-of-25 shooting (24%) in the first half and forced 13 turnovers.

During a 10-minute span, the Arrows were 0-9 from the field and turned the ball over 13 times. During that time, Lake Erie went on a 27-2 run.  

Senior forward Ashar Harris (Columbus, Ohio/Africentric/Morehead State) had her third straight double-double by halftime, totaling 13 points and 10 rebounds in the opening 20 minutes.  She finished with game highs of 19 points and 16 rebounds. She also added three assists.

Freshman Shelby Carpenter (Dayton, Ohio/Miami Valley) hit double figures for the second straight game, scoring 11 to go along with five steals, while sophomore Jackie Murray (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/St. Vincent St. Mary) added nine. Junior Chrissy Delaney (Delaware, Ohio/Lewis Center Olentangy)  had a season-high eight points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds.  Overall, Lake Erie held a decisive 54-31 edge on the boards.

The Storm shot 46.5% (33-of-71) overall, including seven-of-16 from three-point range, compared to just 15-of-58 (25.9%) for Ursuline.  Fourteen Lake Erie players found their way into the scoring column.

Laura Campbell led the Arrows with 17 points, hitting five three-pointers.  She was the only Ursuline player in double figures.

The Storm open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play Thursday night, Nov. 29, at home against preseason North Division favorite Ferris State University at 8 p.m.

-LEC-