February 16, 2013

Storm Can't Slow Findlay as Oilers Cruise at Home

FINDLAY, OHIO – The University of Findlay raced out to a 13-0 lead in the opening minutes and never looked back, sending the Lake Erie College women's basketball team to a 75-37 defeat Saturday afternoon (Feb. 16) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at Croy Gymnasium.

Riding a seven-game winning streak that included an upset win over unbeaten and top-ranked Ashland University on Thursday night, the homestanding Oilers (19-4, 16-3) held the Storm (3-19, 1-18 GLIAC) scoreless for the first 6:25. 

Lake Erie scored two straight baskets to cut the lead to eight points, but that would be as close as the Storm would get as Findlay responded immediately with a 16-0 run to put plenty of distance between the teams on the scoreboard.  The Oilers led 44-15 at halftime.

The Storm shot just 27.5% for the game and committed a season-high 32 turnovers. Junior Chrissy Delaney (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy) scored 11 points to lead the team, her third straight game in double figures.

Findlay only had two players score in double figures, led by Margaret Wuebker's 12 points, but had five players total score eight points or more. The Oilers connected on 42.9% from the field, and went 20-of-27 from the foul line.

The Storm returns home to close out the season with the first of four straight games at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center Thursday night, Feb. 21, against Tiffin University. 

-LEC-