FINDLAY, Ohio- The Storm women's basketball team lost this afternoon against the University of Findlay 80-61 in UF's Croy Gymnasium.
Sophie Sonneman got the ball rolling for the Storm making the first layup of the game in the first minute to tie the game up 2-2 with the Oilers. Lake Erie and Findlay traded scores for the remainder of the first, and with one minute left to play in the quarter a three pointer by Farrah Benner put the Storm within one with a score of 15-16. However, the Oilers came out on top to end the first with a first quarter final score of 15-20.
A foul by Sonneman going into the second minute of the second quarter gave the Oilers an opportunity at the charity stripe, which put them up 22-15. The two teams again traded scores, but the Oilers went into the locker room leading the Storm 30-23, due to an uncontested six point run to finish the half.
The Oilers pulled away with it in the second half, however the Storm improved from their game against Hillsdale, shooting 50% as a team, and 69% beyond the arc.
Farrah Benner recorded 24 of the Storm's 61 points, and also had three defensive rebounds, one steal, and two blocks, off the bench.
Josie Chaddock added 18 points, additionally recording three defensive rebounds, six assists, three steals, and one blocked shot.
Storm women's basketball will return to the Osborne Center for home hoops on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00PM.