Streaking Storm Returns Home to Host Ursuline

GAME 21
Lake Erie College Storm (12-8) vs. Ursuline College Arrows (4-11)
When: Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010 7 p.m.
Where: Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center (700 capacity) in Painesville, Ohio
Radio Broadcast: None
Live Stats: www.lec.edu/ath_stats/livestats/wbk/xlive.htm
Series History: Ursuline leads 6-3
Last Meeting (Result): Feb. 4, 2009 (Ursuline won 73-63 in Pepper Pike, Ohio)

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STORM LOOKS FOR 5th STRAIGHT WIN: The Lake Erie College women's basketball team looks FOR ITS first five-game winning streak since the 2007-08 season against Ursuline College on Tuesday night.  The Storm won its fourth straight game Saturday, rallying at Central State for a 74-63 win.  Ursuline has lost three straight.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE STORM: Lake Erie scored the game's final 15 points, rallying for a 74-63 win at Central State on Saturday.  It was the second big run of the second half for the Storm, which also broke off an 18-7 spurt earlier in the period to erase a seven-point deficit.  Junior forward Alyssa Wagers led the way with 17 points- all coming in the second half.  She also grabbed eight rebounds, handed out three assists and had three steals.  Senior Renese Ames and sophomore Jen Caiola scored 15 points apiece and sophomore post Stephanie Rogers added 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds.  The Storm shot 45% from the field and hit 12-of-13 from the foul line while limiting Central State to just 34% shooting, including just two-of-13 from three-point range.

MAKING A RUN AT RECORD SQUAD: This year's LEC team is making a serious run at the 2007-08 squad that posted the best season in school history with a 16-11 mark.  With seven games remaining, the Storm is just four wins shy of reaching that record total. In addition, this year's team is only the second team in school history, other than the ‘07-08 team, to have two winning streaks of at least four games in the same season and to be at least four-games over .500 this late into the year.   
 
SO FAR, SO GOOD: Since the calendar flipped to 2010 two weeks ago, the Storm has not lost, posting a 3-0 mark so far in the new year.

BOOHER HITS 50-WIN MARK: With a 67-64 win at Fairmont State on Jan. 3, head coach Bob Booher became the first coach in Lake Erie history to reach the 50-win plateau. Booher is 51-72 at the school.

IN RARE AIR: The 12 wins by the Storm this season are the second most in a single season in school history (16, 2007-08).  Only six teams in LEC's 30 years have reached double figures in wins, including three in the last four years.  
 
30th SEASON OF STORM HOOPS: This is the 30th season in Lake Erie women's basketball history dating back to the 1978-79 season.  To date, the Storm has posted an overall record of 164-498 (.245).  However, over 30 percent of the program's all-time wins have come in the last five seasons under head coach Bob Booher.

UP NEXT: The Storm will be idle until Jan. 23 when it hosts Urbana University at 3 p.m.