Lady Flames Victorious At Brenau

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – In what always proves to be a difficult place to play, the Lee women’s basketball team went on the road and defeated Brenau University 59-50 in Monday evening’s Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) showdown.

The victory moves the seventh-ranked Lady Flames to 25-2 overall and 14-2 in conference play. The loss drops the Golden Tigers to 14-15 on the year and 5-13 in SSAC action.


The two clubs battled neck and neck in the opening half. Lee held a slim 30-29 advantage at the intermission. The Lady Flames held off the pesky Golden Tigers in the second stanza to preserve the victory and hold on to first place in the SSAC East.

Setting the pace for Lee was Jenna Adams, who followed her 41-point outburst on Thursday evening with a double-double performance (16 points and 12 rebounds). The junior was named SSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her performance in two Lady Flame victories last week. Hollie German led all scorers with 19 points and grabbed eight boards. Brooke Hamby followed with nine markers and dished out five assists.

Both teams struggled shooting the ball throughout the defensive battle. The Lady Flames shot 34.5 percent (19-of-55) while Brenau hit 34.1 percent (15-of-44) from the field for the contest. Shots from behind the arc were even tougher to come by as Lee made just 4-of-19 while the Golden Tigers hit just 2-of-9 from 3-point distance. The Lady Flames were solid from the charity stripe hitting a perfect 7-of-7 in the opening half and 17-of-23 (73.9 percent) for the game. The Georgia-based club struggled from the free-throw line canning just 18-of-33 freebies, good for 54.5 percent.

Lee outrebounded the Golden Tigers 38-25 in the contest. The Lady Flames grabbed 10 offensive boards to help keep possessions alive. Lee registered 14 assists in the game and turned the ball over 17 times. Brenau had 14 assists while committing 16 floor mistakes.

The Golden Tigers were led by Gabby Harvey with 16 points and seven boards. Olivia Williams added nine points and Brittney Wiley tallied eight markers and six rebounds. Tala Black rounded out the balanced scoring for the home team with eight points and three assists.

The Lady Flames will be back in action on Thursday evening for the final home game of the season against conference foe Truett-McConnell. As a part of the festivities the Lee women’s basketball team will honor their three seniors playing their final game at Walker Arena. Tip time is set for 6 p.m.

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