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Dotson, Brown pace UF women’s basketball team to win over Storm

By BRIAN LESTER

STAFF WRITER

PAINESVILLE — Rocked by the top-ranked team in the nation on Thursday night, the University of Findlay women’s basketball team got a bounce-back win on Saturday afternoon against Lake Erie College.

The Oilers took control early and rolled to a 79-48 win over the Storm in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference encounter at the Osborne Center.

Findlay (12-4, 9-3 GLIAC) was beaten 72-41 by rival Ashland on Thursday but showed no signs of hanging its head, shooting 48.9 percent (23 of 47) from the field and forced 26 turnovers.

“We played poorly on Thursday, but Ashland is a phenomenal team,” Findlay head coach Kate Cummings said. “We just had to get back to the basics. We had to hustle, get our hands up on defense and get back to being active on defense.”

Tai Dotson helped set the tone as she got inside for easy shots en route to pouring in 17 points and grabbing five rebounds.

Former Riverdale standout Kayla Brown also stepped up and turned in a solid performance, clicking for 17 points. She highlighted her performance with three 3-pointers as she scored 17 or more for the 10th time this season.

Karli Beasley added 10 points. She also tallied three steals.

“I thought Tai getting the ball inside early made a big difference,” Cummings said. “Kayla hit some shots early, too, and when those two get going, it gets everyone in a comfort zone.”

Lake Erie (3-11, 1-10), on the other hand, never got comfortable. It got within 13-10 on a Skylar Hebert jump shot with 14:26 to play, but the Oilers tightened up defensively the rest of the half and rolled into halftime with a commanding advantage.

“When you have that big of a lead, you can relax and not panic,” Cummings said.

The Storm shot 31.9 percent (15 of 47) from the floor and was just 4 of 19 from 3-point range. Chrissy Delaney led Lake Erie with 10 points as the Storm lost for the ninth time in its last 10 games.

Findlay has won six of its last seven games and is in second place in the South Division.

The Oilers return to action at 8 p.m. Thursday when they travel to conference newcomer Walsh University. Walsh beat Tiffin University 71-65 on Saturday.

findlay (12-4, 9-3)

Wuebker 0-1 0-0 0, Dotson 5-6 7-9 17, Brown 6-10 2-2 17, Beasley 3-6 3-4 10, Andrews 1-2 1-2 4, Maggert 0-0 0-0 0, Kenny 1-4 2-2 5, Klausing 1-1 3-3 5, Elam 1-2 1-2 4, Grisdela 1-3 0-0 3, Kessler 0-1 4-6 4, Grevenkamp 1-7 0-0 3, Piehl 2-2 0-0 4, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Kras 1-1 1-2 3. TOTALS: 23-47 24-32–79.

lake erie (3-11, 1-10)

Delaney 4-6 2-3 10, Skelton 1-3 0-1 2, Irish 1-4 0-0 2, Murray 2-9 1-2 7, Carpenter 1-4 0-0 2, Jones 0-0 1-2 1, Narducci 1-2 4-4 7, Jindra 1-3 2-2 4, Garst 0-5 3-4 3, Gagne 0-2 0-0 0, McNally -12 0-0 2, Hebert 1-2 1-2 3, Wojcieshowski 2-5 0-0 5. TOTALS: 15-47 14-20–48.

HALFTIME: Findlay, 42-23.

3-Point GOALS: Findlay 9-24 (Brown 3-6, Beasley 1-2, Andrews 1-2, Elam 1-2, Kenny 1-3, Grevenkamp 1-6); Lake Erie 4-19 (Murray 2-8, Wojciechowski 1-4, Narducci 1-2, Irish 0-1, Carpenter 0-1, Hebert 0-1). rebounds: Findlay 36 (Dotson 5, Maggert, Kenny & Kessler 4); Lake Erie 28 (Skelton 3). ASSISTS: Findlay 16 (Piehl 3); Lake Erie 8 (Jones & Wojciechowski 2). STEALS: Findlay 12 (Beasley 3); Lake Erie 13 (Delaney, Murray, Carpenter, Gagne & McNally 2). BLOCKS: Findlay 4 (Kessler 2); Lake Erie 1.

TURNOVERS: Findlay 22, Lake Erie 26. TOTAL FOULS: Findlay 19, Lake Erie 23. FOULED OUT: None.

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