PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Following a brief two-game homestand, the Lake Erie College women's basketball teams hits the road for the first of two consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) weekends on the road. This week, the Storm (3-11, 1-10 GLIAC) look to snap their two-game losing streak Thursday (Jan. 24) at Tiffin University and Saturday (Jan. 26) at Ohio Dominican University.
LIGHTNING QUICK RECAP: The Storm never led and shot just 32% in a 70-48 loss at home to the University of Findlay on Saturday (Jan. 19). Chrissy Delaney led Lake Erie with 10 points and five rebounds in her second start. (Full Recap | Box Score)
ABOUT THE DRAGONS: Tiffin (8-8, 5-7 GLIAC) has alternated wins and losses the last six games, most recently a 71-65 loss at Walsh University on Saturday. Senior 2011 All-GLIAC Second Team guard Karli Mast leads the team in scoring at 12.2 points per game while Jessica Harris, a two-time All-GLIAC Second Team pick, is averaging a double-double at 10.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
ABOUT THE PANTHERS: After a 3-0 start, Ohio Dominican (4-11, 1-11 GLIAC) has struggled in conference play and is currently in the midst of a five-game losing streak heading into Thursday night's game against top-ranked Ashland University. Sophomore guard Kacee Hockenberry tops the team in scoring, averaging 15.3 ppg., and has scored 20 points in each of the last three games she has played. Katelyn Stuckey is averaging 10.7 ppg. and Melissa Sherpenberg is close behind at 9.3 points and a team-best 10.3 rebounds per contest.
SERIES HISTORY: The Storm has never defeated Tiffin, losing all nine previous meeting with the Dragons. However, Lake Erie owns a 6-4 edge in the series with ODU and has won three straight over the Panthers.
THE FORECAST: Lake Erie is on the road again next week, traveling to Saginaw Valley State University (Jan. 30) and No. 1 Ashland University (Feb. 2).