PAINESVILLE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College women's basketball team will begin a three-game road trip, starting with a trip to Michigan this week. The Storm will travel to face Lake Superior State on Thursday (Dec. 15) and Northwood on Saturday (Dec. 17).
"This weekend's trip to Michigan will bring two different challenges," said Storm head coach Bob Booher. "Lake Superior State is a hot three point shooting team that plays very well at home. The Lakers are led by Mackenzie Edwards, the top long distance shooter in the GLIAC. Northwood, another strong home court team is a veteran squad with a post game powered by Jordan Nurenberg."
Storm Report: Lake Erie is 2-7 overall and 0-4 in the GLIAC after two home losses last weekend. The Storm dropped home games versus Michigan Tech (71-54) and Northern Michigan (64-58). Kayla Gabor is the leading scorer for the Storm with 18.9 points per game. Gabor also leads the conference in points per game as well.
Series History: The Storm has met each team six times since joining the GLIAC. Lake Erie has won one of the six matchups with the Lakers, with the win coming in the 2011-12 season. Last season, the Storm fell 51-44 after a 22 point game from Kaeding Skelton. Against Northwood, the Storm has a 2-4 record overall. Kayla Gabor scored 23 in a 87-60 loss last season at home to the Timberwolves.
Opposition Position: Lake Superior State is 2-7 overall with a 1-2 GLIAC mark. The Lakers fell to Findlay 75- 63 last weekend. Mackenzie Edwards leads the Lakers with an average of 15.4 PPG. Northwood is led by Jordyn Nurenburg, who averages 14.6 PPG. The Timberwolves fell to D-1 Miami (Ohio) 64-49 on Saturday.
Storm Forecast: After a two week break, the Storm will conclude the 2016 calendar year with a non-conference matchup with Daeman on the road. The matchup with the Wildcats will take place on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31).