COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Lake Erie College men's basketball team fell to Ohio Dominican University, 95-71, Saturday (Feb. 20) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division play.
The teams went back-and-forth early on, with the Panthers gaining a small 13-11 edge five minutes in. The Storm came out strong following the media timeout, going on a 7-0 to take am 18-13 lead. However, the Panthers were quick to answer, regaining the lead, 21-20, minutes later. Their advantage increased to 26-20 before a Trey Howard (Lima, Ohio/Lima Shawnee) three cut the lead in half before the second media timeout.
The Storm went on a 7-2 run following the timeout to tie the game at 30 with just under seven minutes to play in the opening half. After trading scoring possessions, a Sean Howard (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) three gave the Storm a 36-33 lead with five minutes remaining. The teams battled throughout the final five minutes with the Panthers gaining a 40-39 lead at the halftime break.
Andy Bosley (Columbus, Ohio/Orange) and Michael Morris (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) scored ten points and grabbed three rebounds apiece in the opening half. Bosley went a perfect four-of-four from the floor. Sean Howard had seven points. The Storm shot 46.9% (15-of-32) from the floor including 43.8% (seven-of-16) from three.
The Panthers got off to a fast start in the second half, gaining a nine point lead, 53-44, minutes in. Following a Storm timeout, the Panthers continued to press their advantage, increasing their lead to 67-53 midway through the half. The Storm cut the lead to 10, 75-65, three minutes later. However, that was the closest the Storm got as the Panthers led by as much as 27 in the closing minutes to secure the win.
Trey Howard led the Storm with 18 points. Bosley finished with 13 points and six rebounds. He is now just three points shy of 1000 for his career. Sean Howard had 12 points and three assists while Morris also finished with 12 points. Brogan Scott (Wadsworth, Ohio/Highland) had eight points off the bench.
The Storm concludes their season Thursday (Feb. 25) at Ashland University.