PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The visiting University of Findlay put three players in double figures and never trailed in a 79-48 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division victory over the Lake Erie College women's basketball team Saturday afternoon (Jan. 19).
The Oilers led 14-11 eight minutes into the game before gradually pulling away. They quickly pushed the lead to 10 midway through the half and then scored the final seven points before halftime to lead by 19, 42-23, at the break.
The lead was still 19 five minutes into the second half before the Oilers firmly put the game out of distance with a 17-4 spurt.
Lake Erie shot just 31.9 percent in the game, going 15-of-47. The Storm also committed a season-high 26 turnovers against the team that leads the league in that category. Junior Chrissy Delaney (Delaware, Ohio/Lewis Center Olentangy) led the Storm with a season-high 10 points and five rebounds. She was the only Lake Erie player in double figures. Sophomore Jackie Murray (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) and freshman Sami Narducci (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) each finished with seven points.
Findlay got 17 points apiece from Tai Dotson and Kayla Brown and another 10 from Karli Beasley. The Oilers shot 48.9% (23-of-47) for the game, including 56.5% (13-of-23) in the first half. The Oilers connected on 24-of-32 at the foul line compared to just 14-of-20 for the Storm.
The Storm is on the road for the remainder of the month of January, starting Thursday night, Jan. 24, when they look to snap a two-game losing streak at Tiffin University.