|Tiffin 10-12, 6-9||38||35||73|
|Lake Erie 4-18, 3-11||36||33||69|
|Feb. 2, 2017|
|Tiffin||Indv. Leaders||Lake Erie|
|#20 Austin Adams - 24||Points||#10 Gabe Kynard - 15|
|#20 Austin Adams - 10||Rebounds||2 Players (#01,#11) - 5|
|2 Players (#20,#24) - 4||Assists||3 Players - 4|
|Tiffin||Team Statistics||Lake Erie|
|59.6% (31 - 52)||Field Goals %||40.6% (26 - 64)|
|40% (4 - 10)||3 Point Field Goals %||35.5% (11 - 31)|
|70% (7 - 10)||Free Throws||85.7% (6 - 7)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||9|
Red-hot shooting and some clutch shooting in the final minute helped give Tiffin University (10-12, 6-9 GLIAC) a much-needed road win at Lake Erie.
The Dragons fired at a 59 percent clip from the field, one of their best shooting nights of the season, while the Storm hit at a 40 percent average.TU also controlled the rebounding 32-27.
TU opened the game on fire, streaking out to a 17-6 lead in the first 7 minutes, but the Storm responded with their own 16-4 burst that put them up a point midway through the opening half.
With Lake Erie holding a 36-28 lead with just 3:00 left in the first half, the Dragons closed strong, ripping off a 10-0 run to take a 38-36 lead into the break.
TU continued the hot streak to start the final 20 minutes, once again putting up a 17-8 scoring edge to push their lead to 11. The Dragons maintained their lead throughout the second half but the Storm were not finished yet.
Lake Erie made a push in the final 3:00 and trailed by just one point with a minute left on the clock. But TU held their composure, as a Juwan Johnson layup followed by a Mohammed Rage block and rebound leading to a thunderous dunk by Austin Adams put the game away with 6 seconds to play.
Adams had another big game, totaling 24 points with 10 rebounds and 4 assists, while Khaleal McCormick also added 20 points and 4 assists.
Alex Brown had 10 points, as did Rage along with 5 rebounds. Johnson finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds.