German Scores 36 In Lee Women's Loss

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Despite a 36-point effort from senior Hollie German the Lee women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2013-14 season falling to North Georgia, 81-75 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hall.

The Lady Flames (3-1) jumped out to a 39-32 advantage at the intermission break but the second 20 minutes belonged to the home team as the Nighthawks (6-1) outscored Lee 49-36 to secure the six-point victory.

German led all-scoreres with her 36-point output and played the full 40 minutes for Head Coach Marty Rowe.
The Old Fort native went 10-of-21 from the field and was on fire from long distance nailing 8-of-15 shots from behind the arc. Madison Lee added 10 points and grabbed six rebounds while Karley Miller made it three players in double-figures for Lee with 10 markers.

Both teams grabbed 37 rebounds and had 18 points in the paint. The difference was the hot shooting of North Georgia, particularly in the second half. The Nighthawks hit 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) from the field in the second half and finished at 52.7 percent the game. The Lady Flames shot 37.5 percent (24-of-64) in the contest.

The Nighthawks' were led by the dynamic duo of Jaymee Carnes (28 points) and Mimi Hill (27 points). Hill made the most of five 3-point attempts connecting on four. Carnes dominated inside grabbing 17 rebounds to complete her double-double performance.

Lee held a slight advantage in the turnover department. The Lady Flames were guilty of just 14 floor mistakes while dishing out 16 assists. UNG turned the ball over 16 times and had 15 assists.

The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Lady Flames. From here they will head to Louisville, Ky. to take on Bellarmine on Thursday at 7 p.m. Then it's on to Mackenzie, Tenn. for a showdown with NAIA-power Bethel (Tenn.) on Saturday.

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