By Kevin Schrock
After losing to Ashland on Thursday, the Oiler women’s basketball squad knocked off Lake Erie College 61-55 on the road two days later to stay in the playoff hunt.
With a 10-point lead heading into the final quarter of play, it appeared the Oilers had command of the game. Still, with just over a minute to play the Storm cut the lead to three points and had the ball.
The Oiler defense stepped up and got the stop before an Anna Hintz basket inside stretched the lead to five. Lake Erie drilled a pair of free throws, but following that Lynsey Englebrecht and Kendyl Hinton each buried a pair from the line to end the game 61-55.
Haley Horstman’s 13 points led the way while Englebrecht and Margaret Wuebker each added 10.
Englebrecht has been unstoppable from behind the arc of late. She is shooting 55.6 percent from deep on the season, easily leading the conference in that department. She is on pace to break the school record, too.
The Oilers currently find themselves in ninth place in the GLIAC standings. Still, they are only one game out of moving into a three-way tie for the seven spot. They will look to get there on Thursday when they travel to Walsh. Their final home game will then follow on Saturday against Malone.