Lee Women Fall After 14-game Win Streak

Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Lee women's basketball team saw their 14-game winning streak come to an end Saturday afternoon at the hands of Southern Polytechnic State University, 70-69.

A basket by Southern Poly's Arnissa Galloway with just five seconds remaining was the difference in the contest between two of the top teams in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).

The sixth-ranked Lady Flames fall to 18-2 on the year and 8-2 in conference play. With the win the Hornets (16-2, 9-2) move past Lee into first place in the SSAC East Division.

The Hornets led by nine points at the intermission but the Lady Flames battled back in the second stanza, grabbing a 69-68 lead with just 20 seconds remaining and possession of the ball. Southern Poly came down with a rebound off a missed free throw by the Lady Flames which opened the door for Galloway's game winner.

"I was really proud of the way we fought and battled the last 10 or 12 minutes of the (second) half and gave ourselves a chance to win the game. Southern Poly took advantage of the opportunties we gave them so you have to give them credit." said coach Marty Rowe.

"We need to be in stressed out situations more. We need to learn how to play and finish in close games. " added Rowe. "Against good teams you have to compete for every loose ball and rebound and we need to understand that."

German poured in 28 points for the Lady Flames on 11-of-27 shooting from the field. Julia Zimmerman was red hot from behind the arc, hitting 6-of-11, accounting for all of her 18 points. Myriah Illes added five points and 11 boards while Mary Jackson tallied six points to go along with six rebounds.

"Jules (Julia Zimmerman) made some big shots for us and we were able to get her the ball in the right spots" Rowe said. "She also had two big offensive rebounds which were just as important for us."

Southern Poly was led by Sarah Ogoke, who went 12-of-26 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from the 3-point line finishing with 27 markers. Galloway registered a double-double with 13 rebounds and 23 points.

"Ogoke is a tough matchup and she made big shot after big shot. They competed and played hard and made some big shots down the stretch." noted Rowe.

Lee shot 41 percent from both the field (26-of-63) and the 3-point line (10-of-24) in the contest. SPSU shot 43 percent from the field (27-of-62) and 42 percent from behind the arc (3-of-7). The Lady Flames held the advantage on the glass outrebounding the Hornets, 41-34.

Lee turned the ball over 22 times compared to 17 floor mistakes for the Georgia based club.

Rowe and the Lady Flames will look to start a new winning streak on Thursday evening when they host Brenau University at 6 p.m.

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