PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- The Lake Erie College women's basketball team is on the road again for the seventh and eighth times in the first 10 games of 2013 with a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contests. The Storm (3-13,1-12 GLIAC) will look to snap its four-game losing streak at Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday, Jan. 30, before the season's toughest challenge to date, a game at top-ranked defending national runner-up Ashland University on Saturday, Feb. 2.
LIGHTNING QUICK RECAP: The Storm rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to take a six-point lead with a minute to go before host Ohio Dominican scored the game's final seven points for a 58-57 win in Columbus Saturday (Jan. 26). Chloe Irish scored a career-high 16 points – all in the second half – to lead the Storm.
CARDINALS WATCH: Saginaw Valley (7-10, 5-8) knocked off Ferris State Univeristy, 73-70, in overtime Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak. Emily Wendling led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds, her fourth 20-point game of the season. She leads the team in both categories (15.6 ppg. and 8.8 rpg.) and is one of three players scoring in double figures.
EAGLES WATCH: The unbeaten Eagles have steamrolled their competition to date, with their lowest margin of victory this season being 10 points (twice). Ashland has won 46 straight regular season games dating back to last season. The Eagles have four players scoring in double figures, led by reigning GLIAC Player of the Year Kari Daugherty (22.5 ppg., 15.0 rpg.), the nation's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder.
THE FORECAST: Lake Erie returns home for the first two of six home dates in the final month by hosting GLIAC newcomers Malone University and Walsh University next Thursday (Feb. 7) and Saturday (Feb. 9).