Lee Leads Flames In Win Over Hiwassee

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FLAMES ROUT HIWASSEE, 106-73

Lee Sports Information

 

Led by a breakout performance by sophomore Chad Lee the Lee men's basketball team dominated Hiwassee College from start to finish in Monday evening's 106-73 victory at Walker Arena.



Lee finished with a double-double, registering a career-high 24 points while grabbing 11 rebounds. Jamorris Gaines added 23 points and eight boards. Gaines got the crowd on their feet for the second straight game with another gravity defying slam dunk in the second half. Will Barnes tallied 19 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists. Big Steve Bennett provided the punch down in the post with 14 markers and eight rebounds.

"Chad Lee hit some shots early tonight and just looked real comfortable shooting the basketball all night long. He shoots the ball real well in practice every day and did a nice job for us tonight." said coach Tommy Brown.

Plenty of Flames saw action in the contest. Evan Forhetz dished out four assists and saw extended minutes with Chase Dunn out with the flu. Logan Ramsey added five points and four rebounds. The Lee bench finished with 57 points.

"Evan Forhetz played well tonight taking Chase's minutes." noted Brown. "Chase (Dunn) had the flu and we hope the flu bug doesn’t hit anybody else on our team.

The Flames shot a sizzling 52.1 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from behind the arc. The Tigers shot 40.4 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from 3-point land. Lee was excellent in the assist-to-turnover department. The Flames dished out 24 assists as a team and were guilty of just 12 floor mistakes. Hiwassee managed 11 assists while committing 12 turnovers.

"I was very pleased with 24 assists" Brown stated. "I thought once again though our defensive intensity lacked in the second half. We’ve got to play tougher defensive in the second half.”
The Flames used their size to dominate the Tigers. Lee won the battle on the glass outrebounding Hiwassee 53-20 while outscoring the Tigers 46-18 in the paint.

Justin Browner paced the Hiwassee offensive attack. Browner finished with 19 points , hitting 3-of-6 from 3-point distance. Joel Bailey was the only other Tiger in double-figures with 15 markers.

With the victory the No. 2 Flames move to 26-1 on the year. The loss drops Hiwassee to 7-22 overall.

Brown's club will now turn their attention to Thursday evening when Southern States Athletic Conference rival Truett-McConnell comes calling. The Flames will honor their five seniors before the final home contest of the year at Walker Arena. Tip time is set for 8 p.m.

“Senior night is always a special night. We barely got out of Truett-McConnell with a win the first time we played them so we know it's going to be a battle. They are trying to qualify for the conference tournament so we are expecting a tough game." Brown acknowledged. "They've got some talented players and we will have to do a better job defensively than we did the first time around."


UTC Hoops: Senior Day for 10 Mocs Seniors Today

It’s the final home game at McKenzie Arena today for 10 UTC seniors as the Mocs host a doubleheader on Senior Day and Fan Appreciation Day. UTC Women Host Wofford at 2 p.m.   – Seniors Jas Joyner, Moses Johnson, Chelsey Shumpert, Queen Alford and Sydney Vanlandingham play in their final home game. 99 Wins – The Mocs under fourth year coach Jim Foster are 99-26 and ... (click for more)

Lee Tennis Team Falls To Citadel 6-3

Lee University’s men’s tennis team hosted The Citadel to open the 2017 season at the DeVos Tennis Center. The Bulldogs (6-3) won 2-of-3 doubles matches and 4-of-6 in singles competition to claim the 6-3 victory. “It was a good match,” said Lee head coach Patric Hynes. “We had a few opportunities that we didn’t quite take today.” Jake Okines and Boyd Blackburn were edged ... (click for more)

City Police Officer Seriously Injured In Crash On Dodson Avenue

A Chattanooga Police officer was seriously injured in a crash on Dodson Avenue on Friday afternoon.   Police said the injuries to Sean Lynch, 38, are not life-threatening.   Police responded to a traffic crash at 1400 Dodson Ave.   The crash involved a silver Ford 350 van,  a white Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser driven by Officer Lynch, ... (click for more)

Lawsuit Charges That Georgia Law Firm Stole One Of The Woodmore Elementary Cases From Chattanooga Attorneys

A Circuit Court lawsuit charges that one of the Woodmore Elementary bus wreck cases was stolen from a Chattanooga law firm by Georgia attorneys just shortly after the Nov. 21 tragic crash that killed six students and injured others. It is illegal in Tennessee for attorneys to contact victims of a tragedy for 30 days after the incident. The lawsuit brought by Carl Lewis, father ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Haggling Must Stop

Far be it for me to suggest the Hamilton County Commission and the School Board need to spend more time at recess but it was obvious this week the two groups need to work at being better friends. We have nine county commissioners and just as many corresponding school board members to work together for the betterment of one entity – Hamilton County. Everybody who thinks that is happening ... (click for more)