#15 Oilers Host Lake Erie on Thursday

#15 Oilers Host Lake Erie on Thursday

The #15 Oilers will be back at home on Feb. 8 to host Lake Erie College. The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) contest is scheduled to begin at 6pm in Croy Gymnasium.

Autism Speaks – Coaches Powering Forward

On Thursday, the Oilers coaching staffs will be wearing autism pins to raise awareness as part of the Coaches Powering Forward campaign.

Rising to the Challenge

Each year graduating seniors give back to support a Findlay Forward Scholarship for a current student in financial need. Rising to the Challenge is an event that promotes the opportunity for seniors to give to this program. Representatives from each college at the University of Findlay will participate in a free throw shooting contest with the winner receiving scholarship funds for their college.

The contest will take place during halftime of the men's game against Lake Erie and feature Ron Tulley (Language Arts), Tim Burkhart (Pharmacy), Michael Parrish (Health Professions), Jake Bowman (Sciences), Brent Wickham (Business) and Nick Rackley (Education)

2018 Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off

The 2018 Chili Cook-Off is slated to take place on Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. The ticket prices for the event are as follows:

$10 for adults
$5 for kids

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Series Information

The Oilers hold a 22-2 advantage in the all-time series against Lake Erie dating back to the 1988-89 campaign when Findlay was victorious by a score of 84-51.

Findlay claimed a 65-59 win over the Storm earlier this season in Painesville. The Oilers shot 45.3 percent (24-of-53) from the floor and hit only 10-of-21 (47.6%) tries from the free throw line in the game. They were also out-rebounded by a 43-30 margin, but forced 15 turnovers.

Taren Sullivan led Findlay with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting while Martyce Kimbrough had 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting.

Alex White also reached double figures in the game, scoring 12 points to go along with 11 rebounds.

Anthony Masterlasco provided a spark off the bench in the second half with six points on 3-of-4 shooting.

The Storm, who shot 40.4 percent (23-of-57) from the floor, were led by Gabe Kynard and Brogan Scott, who each scored ten points apiece.

#15 Findlay

The Oilers are 21-3 on the season with a 15-1 record in league contests. They are averaging 82.8 points per game and have been led by senior forward Taren Sullivan, who is averaging 18.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Senior guard Martyce Kimbrough is averaging 17.9 points per contest and has made a team-high 75 three pointers.

Senior guard Elijah Kahlig is chipping in 9.6 points per game to go along with 50 made three pointers while junior forward Alex White is contributing 9.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per outing. Sophomore forward Aaron Overhiser is providing a spark off the bench with averages of 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

As a team, the Oilers are making 9.7 three pointers per game and are coming away with 8.9 steals per contest. They are also taking care of the basketball, averaging a mere 9.7 turnovers an outing.

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Lake Erie

The Storm are 12-10 on the season with a 7-7 record in conference contests. They have been led by Gabe Kynard, who is averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Jordan Humphrey is scoring 8.9 points per game while Ryan Middendorf is giving them 8.0 points per outing.

The Storm are scoring 74.3 points per contest and making 7.3 three pointers per game. They have also been very strong on the boards, averaging 39.5 rebounds per outing.

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1,000-Point Club

Senior guard Martyce Kimbrough ranks 15th all-time at Findlay with 1,496 career points. He is chasing Frank Phillips for 14th place on the all-time scoring list. Phillips put up 1,521 points for the Oilers from 2003-07.

Senior forward Taren Sullivan ranks 18th all-time at Findlay with 1,457 career points. He is chasing Mike Pohlman for 17th place on the all-time scoring list. Pohlman put up 1,465 career points for the Oilers during the 1996-99 campaigns.

Senior guard Elijah Kahlig is looking to join the 1,000-point club this season and has scored 903 career points during his tenure at Findlay.

The Oilers have seen 46 players reach the 1,000-point plateau during their careers with the program.

A Tough Place to Play

The Oilers are 605-118 (.837) in Croy Gymnasium since they starting playing home games there during the 1969-70 season.  They have gone undefeated at home eight times in a season since they began play in Croy Gymnasium as well. 

In the past 15 years the Oilers have posted a staggering 229-10 record at home for an incredible winning percentage of .958.

From 2004-11, the Oilers won 71-straight home games, which at the time was the longest streak in the nation regardless of NCAA division.

Dominating Conference Games in Croy

The Oilers have won 130 out of their last 136 regular season conference games at home.  From 2004-13, the Oilers won 84-straight conference games in Croy Gymnasium.

Their last loss to a conference opponent at home came at the hands of Lake Superior State on Dec. 10, 2016 when they were a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). They fell 90-85 in that contest.

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