Edinboro overpowers Storm 87-75
BY TIM SHIRER
(PAINESVILLE, OH) - The Lake Erie College Storm men’s basketball team opened the home portion of their season on Wednesday Night, taking on the visiting Edinboro Fighting Scots at the Osborne Center.
The Storm entered the game 0-2 while Edinboro came in 1-0. Things started off well for the Storm as they moved out to an early 8-0 lead. From that point on the game tightened up for the rest of the first half as the game was tied or the lead changed 12 more times. With the Fighting Scots leading at the half 36-34. Edinboro Junior Jaymon Mason led all scorers with 15 points in the first half.
The score was close in the first half but the Fighting Scots led not only on the scoreboard but pretty much every other statistical category. The Fighting Scots out rebounded the Storm 23-18.
The second half was not much better as Edinboro extended the lead early and held it to earn the victory 87-75. Lake Erie Coach Kyle Conley said after the game that the team has too defend better. He liked the fact they scored 75, but that won’t matter if they can’t defend. The first-year coach was optimistic that they would improve on the defensive end, mentioning that they now have six days of practice to work on that part of the game.
Edinboro’s Mason was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points, he also led the Fighting Scots in rebounds with 10. Lake Erie’s Jordan Humphrey led the team in scoring in the losing effort with 20. Humphrey also was the Strom’s leader on the boards with 10.
Lake Erie, now 0-3 is now dealing with some injuries. Senior Michael Morris will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, he will get a fifth-year next season. Sophomore Brogan Scott has a bad ankle, but should be ready to go for the Storm’s next game.
The Storm will be in action next at Seton Hill next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
POSTED 11/16/2016 22:20