PAINESVILLE, Ohio - The Lake Erie College women's basketball team will head on the road for a Great Midwest Athletic Conference matchup against the third ranked team in the conference on Thursday (Feb. 21), Cedarville University Yellow Jackets. The Storm hopes to improve upon their records of 11-12 (overall), and 8-10 (G-MAC), while the Yellow Jackets sit currently at 18-6 and 14-4. The Yellow Jackets are on a two-game win steak, with a perfect record of defending their home court (11-0).
The Jackets have an advantage over the Storm in scoring, points allowed, and shooting percentage from the field and range. Abby Wolford averages 12.7 points per game, with one steal, and a shooting percentage from the field of almost 50. Ally Roh averages 5.7 rebounds per game, Ashlyn Huffman averages 3.8 assists per game, and Baylee Bennet leads the team in shooting from beyond the arc with a percentage of 46.3.
Leading the Storm in scoring (13.3 ppg), assists (4.1), and steals (2.3) is junior Josie Chaddock. Ashley West leads in rebounding, with 5.7 rebounds per game, and Breanna Bauer (53.2 percent) and Farrah Benner (35.9 percent) have the highest shooting percentages from the field and rage, respectively.
In January, Cedarville came to the Osborne Center with an outcome of 63-51. The Storm rallied late, and was within five points of Cedarville in the fial three minutes of that game, but ultimately were not able to pull out the win. Chaddock recorded 14 points with two rebounds and one assist. Benner recorded 10 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks. West recorded nine rebounds.
"Cedarville is a team we are pretty familiar with", said head coach Brook Kohlheim. "This is a game where it will be completely up to our defense and rebounding. We have had some solid energy at practices and are looking forward to playing hard for forty minutes."
Tip-off is set for 5:30pm tomorrow evening.