Lee Volleyball Falls To Cambellsville In Five Sets

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For two-and-one-half sets, the Lee volleyball team appeared to be on its way to a three-set victory, but visiting Campbellsville University had other ideas in Tuesday's non-conference match in Walker Arena.

The Lady Flames won the first set by a convincing 25-16 margin but were pressured by the Lady Tigers before claiming set two, 26-24. Set three saw coach Andrea Hudson's club jump out to a six-point advantage before Campbellsville rallied and claimed a 23-25 decision.

The two squads see-sawed back-and-forth and exchanged a couple of timeouts before the Lady Tigers forced a fifth set by winning 23-25.

It was the same old story in the fifth set. Lee darted out in front only to see Campbellsville call a timeout and come battling back. Finally, on a kill by Lauren Williams, the Lady Flames were able to capture the short-set, 15-12.

Coach Hudson viewed the outcome in a couple of different ways. She noted that her new players needed the experience of playing in pressure matches but at the same time, she was not pleased with some of the mistakes her veteran players were making in the stretch runs.

Power at the net proved to be the difference. The Lady Flames had 74 kills and were paced by senior Paula Martins' 25 slams. She also had a .360 hitting percentage. High-flying Latrice Johnson had 16 kills and Williams followed closely with 15 kills and a .480 hitting mark. She had a team-leading four blocks. Martins had another double-double with 16 digs and also contributed a service ace.

Senior setter Camil Martinez set up the Lee hitters with 57 assists. She also had a double-double by coming up with 14 digs and a couple of blocks. Deborah Magalhaes garnered 10 digs, while senior Libby Peigen contributed six assists, three service aces and nine digs.

The Lady Tigers were paced by 15 kills from Kelly Moyer and 13 slams by Rinata Alsena. Jackie Schwieger tallied 30 assists and Caitlin Dresing came away with 13 digs.

The Lady Flames improved to 10-5 with the victory. They will return to Gulf South action on Friday and Saturday, first facing West Alabama at 8 p.m. on Friday and then getting set for a rematch with 21st -ranked West Florida on Saturday at 5 p.m.


Bearettes Whip Cleveland For Eighth Straight Win

Four players scored in double figures Tuesday night as the undefeated Bradley Central Bearettes routed arch-rival Cleveland 63-40 in District 5-3A high school basketball action at Jim Smiddy Arena. The Bearettes (8-0) won handily despite shooting just 37 percent (14 of 36) from the floor. They only made 4 of 15 shots behind the 3-point line (26.7 percent). Bradley’s most ... (click for more)

Local Star Rawls Powers Hamilton Heights To 97-49 Win

A local basketball product turned in his best offensive performance of the young season in Hamilton Heights’ 97-49 rout of visiting Covenant Ministries on Tuesday night. Jordan Rawls, a sophomore who had played at East Hamilton and Ooltewah before joining the Hawks, scored a career-high 26 points. The 6-foot Rawls, who had scored only 18 points in his previous seven ... (click for more)

City Council Approves $2.19 Million Purchase Of Body Cameras For Police Officers

The City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the $2,191,544 purchase of body cameras for city police officers. Councilman Chip Henderson, who heads the council's public safety committee, said the purchase was already included in the budget. The city will get some help from the federal government in the form of a grant for almost $300,000 toward the expense. ... (click for more)

Fire Lieutenant Who Caught Baby Dropped From 3rd Floor Of Burning Building Has To Give Up Career Over Incident

A Chattanooga Fire Department officer who was hailed as a hero after catching a baby dropped by the mother from the third floor of a burning building lost his career as a result of the incident. City officials said after Lt. Vernon Lane caught the 10-month-old baby boy that the mother then jumped and landed on him. He suffered severe injuries and has been unable to work ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (2)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)