PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- The Lake Erie College women's basketball team will board the bus for the final time in 2012-13 this weekend for a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division games at Hillsdale College (Thursday, Feb. 14) and the University of Findlay (Saturday, Feb. 16). The Storm (3-17, 1-16 GLIAC) has played eight of its last 12 games away from home since the calendar flipped to 2013. The games at Hillsdale and Findlay will be the 10th and 11th road games of the season for Lake Erie (1-8 record).
LIGHTNING QUICK RECAP: The Storm rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to take the lead, but visiting Walsh University pulled ahead late for a 57-52 victory Saturday night (Feb. 9) in Painesville.
CHARGERS CHECK-IN: Hillsdale (8-12, 5-12 GLIAC) has alternated wins-and-losses in its last four games, including a 67-59 loss at Ohio Dominican University on Saturday. Center Megan Fogt had a big game in the loss to the Panthers, scoring 23 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. She is averaging 15.0 ppg. and 10.6 rpg. to lead the team.
OILERS OUTLOOK: Second-place Findlay (17-4, 14-3 GLIAC) takes a six-game winning streak into a Thursday night homegame with top-ranked Ashland University, the only team to defeat the Oilers in their last 12 games. All-GLIAc forward Kayla Brown scored 17 points in a 62-44 win over Tiffin University Saturday. She leads the team 17.7 ppg. and tops the GLIAC in steals (2.7/game) Tai Dotson is averaging 10.0 points and a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game.
SERIES HISTORY: Hillsdale's win earlier this season gave the Chargers a 3-2 edge in the series with the Storm. Findlay won for the 11th time in 12 all-time meetings with Lake Erie.
THE FORECAST: Lake Erie closes out the season with four straight home games, starting next weekend against Tiffin University (Feb. 21) and Ohio Dominican University (Feb. 23).