Lee Women Top Southern Wesleyan 72-59

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Hollie German and Jenna Adams combined for 44 points as the Lee women's basketball team defeated Southern Wesleyan University 72-59 Thursday evening.

The Lady Flames held a 13-point advantage at the intermission, leading 33-20. SWU cut the lead down to eight in the second stanza but could get no closer.

The victory was the 11th straight for the fifth-ranked Lady Flames (14-1, 5-1). With the loss the Warriors fall to 5-9 overall and 0-6 in the SSAC.

"It's good to get out of here with a win, but I feel like we got out played today in every phase of the game.
" admitted Coach Marty Rowe. "I thought we just went through the motions in the second half."

German, who leads the SSAC in scoring, led the way for Lee with 22 points. Adams also registered 22 markers as she was a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range. The sophomore also added nine boards.

Karley Miller added 12 points and seven rebounds down in the post for the Lady Flames. Senior guard Brooke Hamby rounded out the scoring chipping in eight points.

Lee shot 46 percent from the field, hitting 25-of-54 shots. Most of the damage was done from the 3-point line as the Lady Flames shot a sizzling 52 percent, hitting 11-of-21 from beyond the arc. The Warriors shot 40 percent from the field (19-of-47) and 42 percent from 3-point distance, hitting 8-of-19.

"We shot the ball well from three and that was a key for us but we can't turn the ball over like we did tonight and expect to win most nights." said Rowe.

Lee turned the ball over 19 times leading to 11 points for the Warriors. Southern Wesleyan committed 26 floor mistakes leading to 14 points for the Lady Flames.

"Defensively we did not play well, we looked slow and we didn't hustle after loose balls. We need to make adjustments on that end of the court." noted Rowe.

The Warriors were led in scoring by Lauren Johnson with 25 points, as she went 4-of-9 from the 3-point line. Ashley Cooper added 19 markers and five boards for the South Carolina club.

Rowe looked ahead to the Lady Flames next match-up, "Their (Coastal Georgia) two best players are their post players. We expect a physical battle on Saturday and we know we're going to get their best shot. We'll need to play a much better game than we played tonight."

Lee returns home on Saturday to meet the College of Coastal Georgia for the first time ever. The SSAC newcomers bring with them a record of 14-3 overall and are 6-1 in conference play. Tip time is set for 2 p.m. at Walker Arena.

McCallie Claims Own Mat Title with Depth

  With no champions, yet good depth, host McCallie won the 34 th annual McCallie Wrestling Invitational Tournament Saturday with 223 points followed by runner-up Union Grove (196) and third place Cleveland (186.5) in the 27-team field. In winning a record eighth team title, McCallie had runners-up in James Westbrooks (126) and Brock Herring (132), plus three thirds and ... (click for more)

UTC Women Edge Morgan State

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team used a 17-0 run in the second half to pull away from Morgan State and grabbed a 55-40 win on Day One of the Chattanooga Christmas Classic. Sunday at Home at 2 p.m . The Mocs improve to 8-3 overall and will host North Carolina A&T Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.) while Morgan State drops to 2-9 on the year and will ... (click for more)

TVA Sues Cleveland's Allan Jones Over Dock, Retaining Wall, Boat Ramp, Boathouse On Hiwassee River

TVA has sued Cleveland, Tn., Check Into Cash millionaire W. Allan Jones Jr. over the construction of a dock, retaining wall, boat ramp and boathouse on the Hiwassee River. In the lawsuit in Federal Court, TVA said it told Mr. Jones before the construction was finished that he was on TVA property. The complaint says he has refused to move the construction from the river. ... (click for more)

Bobby Dodd Lawsuit Against City Moved To Federal Court

A lawsuit brought by former Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd against the city of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Fire and Police Pension Fund over his pension has been moved to Federal Court. The lawsuit was earlier filed in Chancery Court by attorneys Jerry Tidwell and Adam Izell. The suit says former Chief Dodd opted for a plan that would have half of his pension go to ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Manger Scene Stays!

When the Freedom From Religion Foundation struck the tiny town of Jay, Fla., earlier this month, the town mayor had a life-sized Nativity scene that had been displayed every Christmas for the past 40 years taken down and sold as “city surplus.” But in Alabama, things are different. When the foundation tried the same thing in Rainbow City, Ala., more people than all those who live ... (click for more)