PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- After snapping its eight-game losing streak, the Lake Erie College women's basketball team hits the home court for the first time in the new year this evening to kickoff a weekend of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division play. Thursday night (Jan. 19), the Storm (3-9, 1-8 GLIAC) host Hillsdale College in LEC's first home game since Dec. 19 and then host the University of Findlay on Saturday (Jan. 19).
LIGHTNING QUICK RECAP: The Storm shot a season-high 49% and shutdown host Walsh University in the second half en route to a 66-54 victory on Saturday (Jan. 12). Ashar Harris led all players with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Behind her was a balanced offensive attack. Chloe Irish matched her career high with nine points, Jackie Murray scored eight and Kaeding Skelton and Skylar Hebert each had seven points. (Box Score | Complete Recap)
ROAD WARRIORS: Lake Erie plays just two of its nine January games at home. In fact, the Storm is currently in the midst of a stretch of nine-of-11 away from home between Dec. 30-Feb. 2.
FRESH FACES: A total of 13 freshman players have suited up for Lake Erie this season. That group has combined to produce 33% of the Storm's offensive production so far this season and have played 46% of the total minutes available. The first-year Storm players are: Shelby Carpenter, Ali Gagne, Carlye Garst, Skylar Hebert, Katie McNally, Lauren Mzarik, Sami Narducci, Dana Salesman, Kaeding Skelton, Tayler Tackett, Sarah Thomas, and Karleigh Weichler.
SHOOT FOR A SOLUTION: Join Head Coach Bob Booher and the Storm this season in the fight against autism. For each free throw made by Lake Erie, Coach Booher will donate $1 on behalf of Team Mighty Mike to Autism Speaks. To join the fight, pick up a donation or pledge form in the lobby or click here to learn more.