NORTH CANTON, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's basketball team was defeated today (February 7th) by Walsh, 74-44. With the loss the Storm falls to 9-14 overall and 4-13 in the conference, and with the win the Cavaliers improve to 15-8 overall and 9-8 in conference play.
Lake Erie jumped out to a 4-0 lead as Shelby Carpenter (Dayton, Ohio / Miami Valley) and Kaeding Skelton (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) both made shots on the opening two possessions of the game. Walsh went on a 7-0 run that gave Walsh a five point advantage. The run was ended when Sami Narducci (North Royalton, Ohio / North Royalton) hit a pair of foul shots, to make the score 12-9. The Storm fought back and tied the game at 14-14 when Christine Dawson made a jumper off of a Carpenter steal. The Cavaliers responded with a 13-0 run that made the score, 27-14; the run was ended by a Carpenter layup. Lake Erie battled for the remainder of the half but entered half time trailing by 19, 39-20.
Early in the second half Walsh went on a 6-0 that stretched the lead to 27 points. The run was ended when Skelton hit a jumper off of an assist by Narducci. With 12 minutes left in the game the Storm went on an 8-1 run that cut the lead to 18. The run was highlighted by Karleigh Weichler (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Plum) three off of an assist by Carpenter. Walsh went on a 9-0 run that gave them a 30 point advantage. The run was ended when Carlye Garst (Salem, Va. / Salem) hit an unassisted jumper, to make the score 72-44. The Cavaliers maintained their advantage, and the final score was 74-44.
The Storm was led by Narducci who nine points on 3-6 shooting, and also had two assists. Skelton and Dawson each grabbed a team high six rebounds. Carpenter led the way with four assists and also had seven points.
Lake Erie will be back in action Thursday (February 12th) when they travel to take on Wayne St. at 5:30 P.M.