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      Lake Superior State Women beat Erie 44-38

      Lake Superior State survived a late comeback by the Lake Erie women's basketball team to win its second straight game and first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road game of the 2012-13 season.The Lakers won 44-38 on Monday to improve to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the GLIAC. Lake Erie fell to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in the GLIAC.LSSU stymied Lake Erie during the first half, scoring 14 points off Storm turnovers to build a 22-11 lead. The Lakers led 31-20 with 14:28 remaining in the second half before giving up seven straight points. Lake Erie eventually cut the lead to two points, 33-31, with 7:44 to go.Senior Maria Blazejewski, who led LSSU with 16 points, responded with an assist on a jumper by Kandace Crittendon and a layup, giving the Lakers a 37-31 cushion. The Storm again cut it to two points, 40-38, but Blazejewski converted another layup with 1:09 to go. The Lakers held the Storm scoreless during the final minute.While Blazejewski was the only Laker to score in double figures, Candice LaCross contributed six points and nine rebound for Lake Superior State. LSSU shot 40 percent from the field, including 2-of-6 from three-point range, and made 10-of-18 free throws. The Lakers dominated the boards,42-30.Kaeding Skelton scored 11 points, and Ashar Harris totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lake Erie. The Storm shot 25 percent from the field, including 4-of-25 from behind the arc, and made 6-of-13 free throws.LSSU plays No. 1-ranked Ashland on Wednesday.