Oilers Host Storm, #9 Eagles
The University of Findlay women's basketball team will play a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contests this week against Lake Erie College and #9 Ashland University. The Oilers will host the Storm at 6 pm on Thursday and then welcome the Eagles to town on Saturday for a 1 pm game.
Sights and Sounds
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The Oilers have never lost to Lake Erie and sport a 10-0 record against the Storm dating back to the 1988-89 campaign when Findlay won by a score of 106-54.
Earlier this season, the Oilers came away with a 71-69 win over the Storm in Painesville, Ohio.
The Oilers shot 48 percent (24-of-50) from the floor and drilled 7-of-16 (43.8%) shots from three point range in the win.
Kaitlyn Nelson only scored one point in the game, but had seven rebounds and four blocks.
The Oilers trail 19-15 in the all-time series against Ashland dating back to the 1990-91 campaign when the Eagles were victorious by a score of 58-42.
Earlier this season, the Oilers fell 76-52 at Ashland.
The Oilers trailed by only four points (36-32) at halftime, but the Eagles blew the game open in the second half by out-scoring Findlay 40-20.
Findlay shot only 31 percent (18-of-58) for the game while the Eagles hit 44.2 percent (27-of-61) of their shots and out-rebounded the Oilers by a 48-29 margin.
Kayla Brown chipped in eight points and four boards.
The University of Findlay
The University of Findlay women's basketball team claimed a 63-48 win over Hillsdale College on Thursday, January 19 in Croy Gymnasium.
The Oilers bench provided a huge spark in the game as Findlay's reserves out-scored the Chargers reserves by a 38-16 margin.
As a team, the Oilers only shot 37.3 percent (22-of-59) from the floor, but held the Chargers to a mere 32.1 percent (18-of-56) shooting clip.
Freshman forward Lacey Kessler came off the bench to score a game-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting while junior forward Tai Dotson also came off the pine to contribute ten points and five rebounds.
Sophomore guard Saira House added nine points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals while junior forward Kayla Brown chipped in eight points, five rebounds and three steals in the win.
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Lake Erie College
The Storm enter Thursday's contest with an overall record of 12-4 on the season, which includes a 6-3 mark in conference play.
Stephanie Rogers (15.8), Alyssa Wagers (12.4) and Jen Caiola (12.2) are all averaging in double figures.
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#9 Ashland University
The ninth-ranked Eagles are 16-1 on the year with a 10-0 record in the GLIAC. They have been led by Kari Daugherty's 20.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
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The Oilers are averaging 12.1 steals per game on the year, the second best total in the conference and the 33rd best mark in the nation.
Individually, sophomore guard Saira House leads the team and ranks first in the GLIAC with 2.6 steals per game.
Junior forward Kayla Brown is also amongst the league leaders and ranks second with 2.5 steals per contest.
Defending the Basket
The Oilers rank fifth in the conference in blocked shots per game at 3.8 per contest.
Individually, senior forward Kaitlyn Nelson ranks fourth in the GLIAC with 2.2 blocked shots per game.
Her total is also the 31st best mark in the nation.
Automatic from the Line
Junior forward Kayla Brown ranks fifth in the GLIAC in free throw shooting percentage as she hits 84.6 percent of her attempts.
Senior guard Clare Aubry is checks in eighth with a 82.2 percent shooting clip from the charity stripe.
As a team, the Oilers are hitting 72.8 percent from the line, the fifth best mark in the GLIAC.
Shooting a High Percentage
Junior forward Tai Dotson is currently ranked third in the GLIAC in field goal shooting percentage, hitting 53.7 percent of her attempts.
Freshman forward Lacey Kessler also shows up amongst the league leaders, ranking tenth with a 48.6 percent shooting clip.
As a team, the Oilers rank fifth in the GLIAC with a 41.3 percent shooting clip.
The Oilers are dishing out 13.9 assists per game on the year, the fifth best total in the league.
Individually, sophomore guard Saira House ranks sixth with 3.8 assists per contest.
Putting Points on the Board
Junior forward Kayla Brown is leading the team and ranks 12th in the GLIAC with a 13.5 points per game average.
Teammate Clare Aubry also shows up amongst the league leaders and is ranked 22nd with a 11.4 points per game average.
As a team, the Oilers rank fourth in the league with 68.4 points per game.
Junior forward Kayla Brown is hitting 37.9 percent of her three point attempts on the season, which is the ninth best mark in the GLIAC.
Her 1.9 three pointers per game is the seventh highest total in the conference as well.
Senior forward Kaitlyn Nelson became Findlay's all-time blocked shots leader in a 71-69 win at Lake Erie College on January 12, 2012.
Nelson blocked four shots in the game to put her ahead of Kelly Carder, who swatted 158 shots from 1996-99, and now has 162 for her career.
A Record Setting Performance
Freshman forward Lacey Kessler came off the bench in the Oilers 88-71 win at Wayne State on January 14, 2012 to score 26 points. She tied a Findlay record with 16 makes from the free throw line and established a new mark with 19 attempts.
GLIAC Player of the Week
Junior forward Kayla Brown was tabbed the GLIAC South Division Player of the Week for the first time in her career on January 3, 2012.
Brown led the Oilers to a pair of wins at their Holiday Tournament on December 29-30 by averaging 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
Winning GLIAC South Division Titles
The Oilers have back-to-back GLIAC South Division titles (2009-10, 2010-11) and as a program, have captured championships in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2010 and 2011.
The Oilers have appeared in the GLIAC Tournament three times in their history. During the 2009-10 campaign, the Oilers won a GLIAC Tournament game for the first time in school history, defeating Hillsdale College 66-62 to advance to the second round.
GLIAC Preseason Poll
The Oilers were picked to finish second in the South Division of the GLIAC this season. They received 152 votes and ten first place votes, to fall just short of Ashland University (153) in the poll.
Senior guards Laura Bardall and Clare Aubry were both picked as preseason first team all-conference in voting conducted by the coaches within the league.
Bardall was a first team all-conference pick last season after averaging 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
Aubry meanwhile was a second team all-league pick as a junior and averaged 15.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
1,000 Point Club
Senior guard Laura Bardall ranks eighth all-time at Findlay with 1,262 career points.
Bardall was injured in the Oilers exhibition game against Bowling Green State University and will not have a chance to build on her total this year.
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