COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Lake Erie College women's basketball team was victorious today (January 31st) over Ohio Dominican, 65-60. With the win the Storm improve to 8-12 overall and 3-11 in the conference, and with the loss the Panthers fall to 6-14 overall and 3-11 in conference play.
The game started as a back and forth battle that saw eight lead changes in the first nine minutes, with Lake Erie winning 10-9. The Storm went on a 9-2 run that saw the lead grow to 19-13. The run was highlighted by sophomore guard Brianna Shagovac (Lorain, Ohio / Amherst Steele) who hit a three pointer off of an assist by junior guard Shelby Carpenter (Dayton, Ohio / Miami Valley). Both team traded baskets for the remainder of the half and Lake Erie had a six point lead at intermission, 35-29.
Ohio Dominican went on a 6-0 run early in the second half to trim the lead to one, 42-41. The run was ended when Carpenter made a layup. After trading baskets for two minutes the Panthers went on an 8-3 run that saw them take the lead. The run was ended when senior guard Jackie Murray (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary) hit a three off of an assist by Carpenter to make the score 56-52, in favor of the Panthers. Lake Erie answered with a 7-2 run that regained the lead for the Storm. The run was highlighted by a Kaeding Skelton (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) jumper off of an assist by Murray, to give the Storm a 59-58 advantage. Lake Erie closed out the game at the foul line when Christine Dawson (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) hit a pair of foul shots to give the Storm a five point advantage, and the Storm won the game 65-60.
The Storm were lead by a pair of guards Murray and Carpenter who each had 12 points. Carpenter also lead the way for the Storm and had season highs in assists and rebounds with seven and nine respectively. Junior guard Sami Narducci (North Royalton, Ohio / North Royalton) also scored in double digits with 11 points, and had three steals.
Lake Erie will be back in action on Tuesday (February 2nd) when they travel to take on Ashland at 5:30 P.M.