Lee University Women Win 4th Straight Game, Defeating University Of West Alabama

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Lee University women’s basketball team ran its win streak to four with a 66-57 defeat of the University of West Alabama Wednesday evening at Pruitt Hall. The Lady Flames (13-3, 6-2 GSC) held a 63-48 lead with 2:35 remaining and had to fight off a strong West Alabama (6-9, 3-5 GSC) comeback attempt.

Lee’s scoring over the final 2:49 of the game came courtesy of a free throw by Maddie Long and two freebies by Abby Bertram.

 

“This was one of those games where we weren’t all that good and we weren’t all that bad either, but we needed more energy and consistency,” said Lee head coach Marty Rowe. “Our rhythm substituting wasn’t very good because of the foul situation.”

 

The Lady Flames were called for 26 fouls, while the hosts were whistled for 13 transgressions. As a result, West Alabama went to the free throw line 29 times, although the Tigers made just 17 (.586). Lee was 8-for-13 (.615) at the charity stripe.

 

UWA won the battle of the boards 40-37 and grabbed 15 offensive boards to Lee’s 13. Both teams cashed in for 16 second-chance points.

 

Carrie Cheeks led Lee with seven rebounds, including five on the offensive end. Lindsey Roddy and Long grabbed five rebounds each.

 

“We couldn’t seem to get a big rebound when we needed it, especially when Carrie was out,” lamented Rowe.

 

Cheeks also was the Lady Flames’ leading scorer. The senior made 8-of-11 shots and finished with 17 points. Roddy was 6-for-8 on her way to 14 markers and Erin Walsh made four 3-pointers to record 12 points.

 

Long completed a well-rounded game with eight points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists. Bertram tallied seven points to go along with two rebounds, two steals and a game-high six assists.

Overall, the Lady Flames were 25-of-62 (.403) from the field and made 8-of-24 (.333) attempts from behind the arc. UWA was 19-for-50 (.380) from the floor and just 2-of-11 (.182) from long distance.

 

The Lady Flames return home on Saturday to host Shorter University at 5 p.m. in Paul Dana Walker Arena. A white out has been called for with T-shirts to be handed out to the first 500 fans in attendance. As an extra treat, the Air Elite Dunkers with be performing at halftime of both the women’s and men’s games.

 

“Hopefully, we’ll be ready on Saturday,” added Rowe. “Shorter will be hungry. They aren’t the same team we saw earlier in the season. They have won two straight (at West Alabama and at Montevallo), so they’re feeling good about themselves. Shorter wants to make you play how they want you to. We cannot get caught up in that.”


PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Father Ryan at Baylor Bradley at William Blount Brainerd at Tyner Central at Hixson Notre Dame at Chattanooga Christian Cleveland at Ooltewah East Hamilton at Anderson Co. East Ridge at Howard Grace at Mt. Juliet Christian Sunbright at Lookout Valley Loudon at Marion ... (click for more)

GPS Bruisers Soccer Team Secures Top Seed In Region

While TSSAA Division II-AA girls soccer teams duked it out in the first round of playoffs this week, the Bruisers enjoyed a few extra days of practice and preparation for the state quarterfinals, thanks to their first-place region finish.    The Bruisers secured the region’s top seed after shutout wins last week over Baylor and St. Cecilia Academy. “Winning region is ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC To Build Soccer-Specific Stadium For 2020 Season

Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club is building a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific facility, where the team will host home games beginning in 2020. For its inaugural season, the club will play at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field in 2019.   David Stanton Field seats 3,500, and the club plans to install additional temporary seating allowing up to approximately ... (click for more)

Case Against Soddy Daisy High ROTC Instructor Dismissed After Judge Sends Case To Grand Jury

The road rage case against a Soddy Daisy ROTC instructor was dismissed on Wednesday after a judge on Monday had sent the case to the Grand Jury. An order was issued on Wednesday signed by District Attorney Neal Pinkston and attorney Lee Davis that "no billed" the aggravated assault charge against 47-year-old Timothy Lee Hodges. Attorney Davis said, " Following a hearing in ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)