ASHLAND, OHIO – The number one team in the country jumped out to a 21-3 lead and never looked back as host Ashland University defeated the Lake Erie College women's basketball team 84-42 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) at Kates Gymnasium.
The Eagles (22-0, 15-0 GLIAC) never trailed and held the Storm (3-15, 1-14 GLIAC) without a point for over an eight-minute stretch in the first half. Ashland led 44-18 at halftime.
Sophomore guard Jackie Murray (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/St. Vincent St. Mary) scored 10 points in the loss for Lake Erie, which dropped its sixth straight. The Storm shot just 25.4% (17-of-67) for the game, including five-of-23 from three-point range. Lake Erie also attempted just eight free throws in the game.
Four players scored in double figures for Ashland, led by Alyssa Miller and Taylor Woods with 16 points each. The Eagles connected on 29-of-59 (49.2%) overall, hitting nine-of-19 from beyond the arc. Ashland also held a decisive 56-30 rebounding edge.
After playing nine of their last 11 games away from home, the Storm return to the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center Thursday, Feb. 7, to host Malone University.