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Chance to End Regular Season With Win Saturday for Storm at Urbana

Lake Erie College Storm (17-9) vs. Urbana University Blue Knights (15-9)
When: Saturday Feb. 20, 2010  at 3 p.m.
Where: Warren G. Grimes Center Gymnasium (1,500 capacity) in Urbana, Ohio
Radio/Internet TV Broadcast: None
Series History: Urbana leads 5-1
Last Meeting (Result): Jan. 23, 2010 (Lake Erie won 77-66 in Painesville)


STORM LOOKS TO REBOUND IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE: After having its record winning streak stopped last time out, the Lake Erie College women's basketball team will look to close the regular season on a positive note and earn a season sweep over Urbana University on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Urbana.  The Storm (17-9), which lost 89-87 in overtime at Ohio Dominican on Feb. 13, has won nine-of-10, including a 77-66 win over the Blue Knights (15-9) on Jan. 23 in Painesville.  Urbana has won three straight, including a 72-61 victory at home over Oakland City Thursdsay night.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE STORM: Lake Erie's record nine-game winning streak came to an end in overtime at Ohio Dominican as the Panthers avenged their 31-point loss on Jan. 30 with an 89-87 win in Columbus.  Despite putting five players in double figures, the Storm shot just 39.2% from the floor. Renese Ames led the way with 23 points and Stephanie Rogers added 16 and eight rebounds.  Ohio Dominican, which shot 42.9%, was led by Summer Hale's 30 points and 16 rebounds.  The Panthers hit 26-of-33 free throws, compared to 20-of-23 for the Storm.
Even though Lake Erie lost its last time out, the Storm remained 10th in the latest NCAA Division II Midwest Region rankings.  LEC has a 13-6 in-region record this season.

CHANCE FOR POSTSEASON PLAY: Despite not being affiliated with a conference this season, there is still an opportunity for postseason play for Lake Erie.  The Stom may be invited to play in the East Coast Athletic Conference Division II Championships March 13-14.  Teams will be announced for that event Monday, March 8.  

30th SEASON OF STORM HOOPS: This is the 30th season in Lake Erie women's basketball history dating back to the 1978-79 season.  To date, the Storm has posted an overall record of 169-499 (.252).  However, over 33 percent of the program's all-time wins have come in the last five seasons under head coach Bob Booher.

UP NEXT: Regular season complete. Postseason: TBA.