(NASHVILLE) – Lake Erie had its best shooting night of the season as it cruised to a 77-51 victory over Trevecca Nazarene at the Trojan Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. The Storm (13-7, 8-4) shot 50.9 percent (29-of-57) en route to the blowout of the Trojans (1-16, 1-11).
The offense was by committee as four players scored in double-figures with two being starters and two more off the bench. Gabe Kynard got back into double-digits with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-13 from the field. Fourteen alone came in the first half. The junior guard was 3-of-6 from range and added four rebounds, two assists, and two steals to his line as well.
Erron James followed with 10 points on 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from 3-point land. He added five boards, two assists, and two steals. Kevin Peterson came off the bench to spark the team in a big way with a career-best 14 points. He was 5-of-8 overall and shot 66.7 percent from range as well with four 3-pointers. Peterson also crashed the glass with five rebounds.
Ennis Thomas closed out the double-figure quartet with 10 points. He was perfect from the field as he drained all four attempts and added a pair of free throws. Thomas also cleaned up the glass with six boards.
Lamont Rhodes didn't hit double-figures, but he was close with eight. Perhaps more important was his ability to disrupt the Trojans' shot attempts with five blocks. He now has averaged 4.75 per game through the last four games.
The Storm and Trojans stayed close with one another to start the game, but the Green and White eventually pulled away in the middle of the period. After a pair of Trevecca free throws made the score 10-8 in favor of Lake Erie with 14:01 to go, Head Coach Kyle Conley's crew rattled off the next 13 points in just over four minutes. The run extended to 19-2 until a 3-pointer by Trevecca.
The Trojans had no answer underneath the basket either as Lake Erie controlled the glass by a 41-24 advantage.
With the longest road trip of the season now out of the way, Lake Erie now preps for the final home games of the season. The Storm will host the next four games starting with Ohio Dominican on Thursday. Tip-off with the Panthers is set for 7:30 p.m.