PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's basketball team was victorious over Tiffin today (February19th), 52-45. With the win the Storm improve to 10-16 overall, and 5-15 in conference play, and with the loss the Dragons fall to 7-18 overall, and 6-13 in the conference. Coach Bob Booher won his 100th game as head coach of the Lake Erie College women's basketball team tonight.
After Tiffin scored the opening bucket, Lake Erie went on a 6-0 run that gave them a 6-2 advantage. The run was highlighted by Kayla Gabor (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) and Sami Narducci (North Royalton, Ohio / North Royalton) who each hit a three pointer. Later in the first half the Dragons went on a 7-2 run that cut the Storm lead to two, 15-13. The run was ended when Kaeding Skelton (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) made a layup off of an assist by Chloe Irish (LaGrange, Ohio / Keystone). The teams traded baskets for the remainder of the half and Lake Erie entered intermission with a three point lead, 24-21.
Lake Erie opened the second half when Jackie Murray (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary) hit a three pointer to give the Storm a six point advantage. The Dragons went on a 7-0 run early in the second half that gave them a one point lead, 32-31. The run was ended when Christine Dawson (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) hit a layup off of an assist by Narducci. The lead changed hands 10 times in eight minutes. Lake Erie ended the game on a 7-1 run that was highlighted by Murray hitting four foul shots to seal the win. The Storm won the game by seven, 52-45.
Lake Erie was led by Murray who had 17 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Gabor also scored double-digit points with, 13 and also had four rebounds. Narducci led the way with 4 assists and 4 steals in the game. Irish tied a career high with six steals in the game.
The Storm will be back in action Saturday (February 21st) when they host Ohio Dominican at 1 P.M.