Lee Men Improve To 28-1 With Win Over Brewton-Parker

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Chase Dunn led the charge in the first half and Will Barnes carried Lee late in the contest as the Flames improved to 28-1 and secured at least a share of the SSAC East Division with a grinding 80-69 win over Brewton-Parker College on Saturday afternoon.

Dunn scored 16 of his 21 points in the opening half. Barnes duplicated Dunn's 16 points in the second 20 minutes and finished the battle with 20 points. Dunn made 4-of-7 3-point attempts and Barnes was 2-of-4 from behind the arc.
Both were perfect from the charity stripe as the Flames converted 13-of-16 attempts.

Jamorris Gaines (11) and Steve Bennett (10) were the only other Lee players in double-figure scoring. Corey Billingsley added seven markers and Chad Lee paced the Lee rebounders with five.

Coach Tommy Brown was not pleased with his club as they head to Emmanuel for a Monday evening showdown with the Lions. Emmanuel has lost only twice in the conference after posting a win over Southern Wesleyan on Saturday. The Flames extended their winning streak to 15.

"If we play like this at Emmanuel, we are in for a long night," said Brown. "I'm not taking anything away from Brewton-Parker. They put it all on the line and were well prepared for this game. We've got to get mentally tougher when things do not go our way or we will finish this season with a 28-4 record."

The Flames seemed to be in command at the halftime break, leading 39-22. The stubborn Barons cut the lead to only six points at one point late in the contest before Barnes, Duran Blue and Gaines stepped up to hit some key shots and take away any hopes of a Brewton-Parker upset.

The Barons managed to stay in the contest by out-rebounding the Flames 31-26 and claiming 11 offensive rebounds. "We can't allow that to happen," pointed out Brown. "We have to get tougher inside." Turnovers also troubled the Lee staff as the Flames committed 20 floor mistakes, but did force Brewton-Parker into 17.

Lee shot 45 percent from the field (29-of-52) and behind Dunn and Barnes, made 9-of-18 3-pointers. The Barons shot a respectable 44 percent from the floor. However, the home club was determined to push the ball towards the bucket and attempted only a pair of treys (0-2). Brewton-Parker was awarded 27 free throws and managed to stay close by converting 21.

Darrie Stephens posted a double-double for the losers. He tallied 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Brandon McCarden followed with 15 points and hit 7-of-10 shots from the field, while Justin Quartermann tallied 14 points.

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