PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Rachel Church hit seven three-pointers and Pam Wilson had a double-double as visiting Northwood University snapped a seven-game losing streak with an 68-60 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) victory over the Lake Erie College women's basketball team at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center in Painesville Saturday (Dec. 18).
The Storm (2-5, 1-3 GLIAC) struggle on the offensive end, shooting less than 30 percent in the first half for the second straight game and trailed by a dozen, 36-24, at intermission.
Lake Erie closed within five early in the second half, and was down just six at 47-41 with 12:57 to go, but again went cold scoring just one point over the next five minutes. The Timberwolves (4-8, 1-5 GLIAC) used the close spell pull away and take a 21-point lead.
The Storm made a late push to get within eight, 66-58, but the Wolves were able to hold on for their first GLIAC win of the season.
Church finished with a game-high 25 points to lead Northwood. Savannah Steadman added 16 and Wilson had 14 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.
Junior center Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) led Lake Erie with 13 points and seven rebounds before fouling out, despite missing almost the entire first half in foul trouble. She was the only Storm player in double figures.
Northwood shot just 38 percent overall, going eight-of-25 (32%) from deep as a team. The Storm was just 17-of-62 (27%) from the field, including only six-of-22 from beyond the arc. The Timberwolves also held a 47-44 advantage on the boards and forced the Storm into 18 turnovers.
The Storm is idle until after the Christmas holiday. Lake Erie will play at Division I Cleveland State University on Tuesday night, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m.