The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men’s Basketball Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. Only six were selected to the NCAA Division II District 4 First Team, and Lake Erie’s own Gabe Kynard was one of the few chosen.
Lake Erie fell in a 53-52 setback at Cedarville in the first of a four-game road stretch to close the regular season. The defeat drops the Storm to 15-10 overall and 10-7 in the conference while the Yellow Jackets improved to 16-10 and 13-5 in the same categories.
The long road to the end of the regular season starts tomorrow as Lake Erie heads southwest to take on Cedarville. It’s the first of four consecutive road games to close the docket for the Storm (15-9, 10-6). The Yellow Jackets (15-10, 12-5) are winners of three-straight heading into Thursday.
After Thursday’s tough defeat, Lake Erie knew they could hang with the best. Case and point was today’s defensive thriller that saw the Storm defeat visiting Hillsdale 53-52 in front of a packed Osborne Center on Senior Day Saturday afternoon.
For the second time this season, Lake Erie gave No. 8 Findlay all it could handle, but came up just short once again in a 71-68 decision. The Storm (14-9, 9-6) had an opportunity to tie the game in the final seconds against the Oilers (20-3, 14-2), but a 3-point attempt came up just short.
An important stretch of the season starts Thursday as Lake Erie hosts No. 8 Findlay in G-MAC action. With the regular season winding down, both teams are battling for playoff positioning. The Storm (14-8, 9-5) are currently fifth in the conference and are fighting for a home playoff game in the G-MAC Tournament, while the Oilers (19-3, 13-2) are fighting for another league title and the right to host throughout.
Eleven different players found the scoring column with four starters reaching double-figures as Lake Erie handled Ohio Valley 93-64 in G-MAC play Saturday afternoon. The Storm (14-8, 9-5) also had their best night shooting with a 52.9 percent success rate against the Fighting Scots (8-13, 3-12).
Lake Erie looks to get back into the win column with a date against Ohio Valley tomorrow afternoon. The two teams met earlier this season as the Storm (13-8, 8-5) took an 84-69 decision over the Fighting Scots (8-12, 3-11).
Victory slipped through the hands of Lake Erie as it fell to Ohio Dominican by a score of 76-73 in the first of a four-game home stand. The Storm (13-8, 8-5) had the defending G-MAC Tournament champion Panthers (13-9, 9-6) on the ropes with a chance to tie at the end, but ODU forced a loose ball that no one could control until time ran out.
The Lake Erie men’s basketball team returns home after the longest road trip of the year for the final four home games of the regular season. First up is Ohio Dominican who enters at 12-9 overall and 8-6 in the G-MAC, while the Storm stands at 13-7 overall and 8-4 within the conference.
Lake Erie closes its longest road trip of the season tomorrow as it takes on Trevecca Nazarene in G-MAC action. The Storm (12-7, 7-4) enter the contest in fifth place in the conference and winners of six of the past seven while the Trojans (1-15, 1-10) are looking to snap a seven-game skid.
Lake Erie had its best shooting night of the season as it cruised to a 77-51 victory over Trevecca Nazarene at the Trojan Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. The Storm (13-7, 8-4) shot 50.9 percent (29-of-57) en route to the blowout of the Trojans (1-16, 1-11).
The first day of the longest road trip of the season was a good one for Lake Erie as it pulled away late for a 72-63 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan. The Storm (12-7, 7-4) have now won six of their last seven and defeated the Panthers (7-11, 5-7) for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
After a lengthy layoff Lake Erie will be back in action tomorrow evening as it visits Kentucky Wesleyan to resume G-MAC competition. The Storm are 11-7 overall and 6-4 within the conference, while the Panthers are 7-10 and 5-6.
Winter Storm Harper may have hampered basketball from being played Saturday, but it was the Lake Erie Storm that raged on today with a 68-63 victory over Walsh. It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Storm (11-7, 6-4) over the Cavaliers (11-7, 6-4) dating back to last season’s three-game sweep.
Lake Erie looks to rebound from Thursday’s defeat in Saturday’s contest with another college from Stark County in Walsh University. The Storm are 10-7 overall and in the thick of the G-MAC standings with a 5-4 league mark. The Cavaliers are 11-6 overall and third in the conference with a 6-3 record.
Lake Erie’s four-game win streak was snapped at the hands of an upstart Malone team by a score 67-64 on Thursday evening. The loss dropped the Storm to 10-7 overall and 5-4 in the G-MAC, while the Pioneers upped their mark to 10-7 and 5-5 in the same categories.
On Thursday, Lake Erie College will take on Malone in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action in the fourth contest in a five-game home stand. The Storm (10-6, 5-3) are in the midst of a five-game win streak, while the Pioneers (9-7, 4-5) have won their last two.
A week after he scored a career-high 30 points and his 1,000th career point, Gabe Kynard has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week. The junior guard had averages of 25 points and eight rebounds per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the field in wins over Cedarville and Tiffin.
Double-doubles by both Gabe Kynard and Mitch Loomis helped Lake Erie defeat a gritty Tiffin team 78-66 to cap a perfect weekend on Saturday afternoon at the Osborne Center. It was just the second and third time player for the Storm (10-6, 5-3) has achieved the feat this season after Loomis did so back on November 29 against Alderson Broaddus.
Lake Erie enters the middle of its five-game home stand as it welcomes Tiffin to the Osborne Center Saturday afternoon. The Storm (9-6, 4-3) are looking for their fourth consecutive win while the Dragons (5-10, 1-6) are hoping to avoid a fourth-straight defeat.
Great Midwest Athletic Conference action starts up once again as Lake Erie hosts Cedarville in the Osborne Center on Thursday evening. The Storm are 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the conference. The Yellow Jackets enter at 8-7 and 5-2.
Lake Erie overtime a 12-point deficit with 10 minutes left in the game to come back and defeat Cedarville 91-87 in an overtime thriller Thursday evening. The Storm (9-6, 4-3) have now found themselves winners of three-straight, while the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 5-3) have dipped in their last two.
It was a day to remember for junior guard Gabe Kynard as he scored a personal single-game best 30 points and surpassed 1,000 points in his career this afternoon. His performance was pivotal in Lake Erie’s 86-78 defeat of rival Notre Dame College Saturday afternoon.
It’s hard to ask for anything more than closing out a year with a win but that’s exactly what Lake Erie did on New Year’s Eve with a 76-67 victory over Shawnee State. The Storm (7-6) snapped a three-game skid with the victory while they handed the Bears (7-5) their first in the past three games.
The 2018 calendar year will close out with Lake Erie heading south to battle Shawnee State in a non-conference clash. The Storm are looking to break at three-game skid and are 6-6 on the season, while the Bears enter as winners of their last two with a 7-4 record.
Lake Erie was edged out in a close contest 76-74 at Findlay in Croy Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon to close out G-MAC play for the month of December. The Storm are now even at 6-6 overall and 3-3 within the conference, while the Oilers improved to 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the G-MAC.
The recent road stretch has been a daunting one for Lake Erie who is playing five away games this month. The final game of those against G-MAC competition comes tomorrow as the Storm (6-5, 3-2) heads west to take on Findlay (8-1, 3-1).
With the two top defensive teams in the G-MAC squaring off tonight, Lake Erie ended up falling to Hillsdale by a score of 61-47 Thursday evening. The defeat drops the Storm to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the conference while the Chargers improved to 7-4 and 4-1 in the same categories.