Women's Basketball Falters In Second Half At Lake Erie

Photo by Ralph Schudel
Photo by Ralph Schudel

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team jumped to a quick start at Lake Erie, but couldn't sustain that momentum into the second half as ODU fell 77-72 to the host Storm on Thursday night in G-MAC play.

Sophomore Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) registered her third double-double of the season, tallying 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting while also pulling down 10 boards. Junior Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) added 16 points with seven boards and four assists, while freshman Alli Kern (Waterford, Ohio) scored nine points with seven rebounds.

The Panthers started the game on an 11-1 run, with Fisher knocking down a pair of triples and Kern adding one as well. Later in the quarter, a jumper and a free throw by Troyer kept the lead at 10, 21-11, but the Storm closed to within 22-17 at the end of one.

An 8-0 Lake Erie run in the second quarter gave the Storm its first lead, 30-28, at the 4:38 mark, but a pair of layups by Troyer later in the period sent the Panthers to the locker room with a 37-34 edge.

The Storm scored the first seven points of the second half, though, and it was ultimately a lead they would not relinquish. ODU closed to within two on several occasions, including at 66-64 on a layup by senior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) with 1:51 to play, but Lake Erie knocked down a three on its next possession and the Panthers could not recover.

ODU shot 38.6 percent in the game and missed all 11 three-pointers in the second half after going 6-of-13 from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes. The Panthers did enjoy a 42-38 rebounding edge and forced 19 Lake Erie turnovers.

Ohio Dominican remains on the road to take on Ursuline at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pepper Pike.

Contact: Scott Miles