#8 Oilers Travel to Lake Erie on Thursday

#8 Oilers Travel to Lake Erie on Thursday

The eighth-ranked Oilers will be back out on the road this week to face Lake Erie College. The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) contest is scheduled to tip at 7:30 p.m. in Painesville, Ohio.

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Series Information

The Oilers hold a 24-2 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 narrowly escaped with a 76-74 win over the Storm earlier this season in Croy. The Oilers shot 45.1 percent (23-of-51) from the floor and held the Storm to a 37.5 percent (27-of-72) shooting clip. The Storm held a big advantage on the glass, outrebounding the Oilers by a 45-33 margin. 18 of Lake Erie's rebounds came on the offensive glass which led to a 21-6 advantage in second choice points.

Trey Smith paced the Oilers with 25 points while Anthony Masterlasco finished with a season-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting while Aaron Overhiser reached double figures with 11 points to go along with six boards.

Alex White finished the game with nine points and nine rebounds while also adding three blocked shots.

#8 Findlay

The Oilers are 19-3 on the season with a 13-2 record in conference play. They are coming off of a 75-70 win at Hillsdale on Feb. 9.

The Oilers lead the conference in scoring average, posting 85.2 points per game. They also lead the league in field goal shooting percentage at 50.1 and are ranked first in assists per game at 17.8.

Senior forward Alex White leads the team and is averaging 17.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per contest. He is ranked second in the league in blocked shots per game, fourth in rebounding and fourth in scoring.

Junior forward Aaron Overhiser is having a great year as well and is averaging 15.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest. He has made 55.0 percent of his field goal attempts and is hitting 48.6 (35-of-72) percent of his three point tries.

Senior guard Trey Smith is scoring 11.3 points per game and has made 42.5 (48-of-113) percent of his three point tries while sophomore forward Anthony Masterlasco is also averaging double figures at 10.8 points per outing.

Sophomore forward Chazz George are scoring 8.2 points per game while sophomore guard Tommy Schmock is contributing 8.0 points and ranks second in the league with 6.0 assists per contest.

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Lake Erie

The Storm are 14-8 on the season with a 9-5 record in league play. They are coming off of a 93-64 win over Ohio Valley on Feb. 9.

Gabe Kynard is leading the team with an average of 18.0 points per game. He is also producing 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per contest.

Erron James is also scoring in double figures at 10.5 points per outing while Brogan Scott is chipping in 8.5 points per game.

The Storm are limiting their opponents to a 42.5 percent shooting clip and are making 7.7 three pointers per game on the offensive end.

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Chasing 1,000

Senior forward Alex White is looking to become the 47th player at Findlay to eclipse 1,000 career points. White has scored 898 points during his tenure with the program.

High Octane Offense

The Oilers lead the G-MAC in scoring offense, averaging 85.2 points per game. They also lead the league in field goal shooting percentage, hitting 50.1 percent of their attempts this season.

Individually, senior forward Alex White ranks fourth in the league in scoring at 17.3 points per game while junior forward Aaron Overhiser is ranked 13th at 15.4 points per outing.

Overhiser also ranks third in the league in field goal shooting percentage, making 55.0 percent of his attempts, while White ranks fifth with a 52.0 percent shooting clip.