LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs TIFFIN UNIVERSITY
Jan. 28 at 7:30 PM
LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY
Jan. 30 at 3 PM
The Lake Erie College men's basketball team returns home for a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division games against Tiffin University and Ohio Dominican University.
"These next home games are critical for men's basketball in determining our season," said Storm Head Coach Cliff Hunt. "Tiffin is playing well and is one game ahead of us in the GLIAC South standings so this is a big game. Tiffin is very athletic and they have some amazing size so we will have to really defend and rebound. They run their offense through their post, Chris Marsden, and their point guard, Tony Kynard, and we have to contain both of them. Ohio Dominican will come into our game playing as well as anyone in the GLIAC. We have our work cut out for us but we are healthier now than we have been and we feel like we are up to the challenge."
LAST TIME OUT: The Storm fell in a close contest at the University of Findlay last Saturday (Jan. 27) 78-69. Roy Alexander led the Storm with 14 points. Andy Bosley and Sean Howard had 13 points apiece while Michael Morris had 12. Steve Walczak grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
SERIES HISTORY: The Storm is 4-6 all-time against Tiffin. Last season, the Storm swept the two-game series with the Dragons. Against Ohio Dominican, the Storm is 8-4 all-time, splitting last season's series.
OPPOSITION POSITION: The Dragons enter the game with a 9-10 overall record and a 5-7 mark in GLIAC play. Last weekend, the Dragons defeated Malone University and Walsh University. Offensively, the Dragons are led by Tony Kynard who averages 16.1 points per game. The Panthers face Ashland University before meeting with the Storm. With a 7-11 overall record and a 4-8 mark in GLIAC play, the Panthers are coming off a win against Malone. Trent Weaver leads the Panthers in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game.
FORECAST: The Storm is back at home Monday (Feb. 1) against Ashland University.