Lee's Rowe Earns 400th Career Victory With Win Over West Alabama

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Coach Marty Rowe achieved career victory 400 on Thursday evening as the Lee women's basketball team defeated West Alabama, 55-38 in Gulf South Conference action.

After a six-year stint at Brescia University, Rowe came to Lee in 2004 and has put together a consistent run of success amassing 269 victories to just 56 loses. Rowe's overall record now sits at 400-121.

For most of the first half the Tigers were able to slow down the pace of the game leading to a slim 26-24 halftime lead for the Lady Flames.
The Lee defense completely shutdown the West Alabama offense in the second 20 minutes outscoring the home team 29-14 en route to the 17-point road win.

"To be honest we really didn't play very well." admitted Rowe. "I thought our attitude and effort were lacking tonight. We'll take the win on the road in this league but I care about how we play and we played poorly tonight. They tried to shorten the game against us and we got caught up in their flow and pace."

It was the play of All-American guard Hollie German that helped seal the milestone victory for Rowe. German scored 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting from 3-point distance. As a team the Lady Flames converted just 30.4 percent from the field relying heavily on the senior guard to provide the scoring punch.

The Lee defense limited the Tigers to just 25 percent shooting from the field as the home team made just 13 field goals in the contest and tallied just one 3-point basket. The Lady Flames were guilty of 11 floor mistakes while UWA committed 17. The rebounding was nearly even as Lee held a slim 41-40 advantage.

"We typically outrebound teams by 10 and tonight we managed just one more than them." noted Rowe. "Without Hollie (German) making shots in the first half we would have been in big trouble. Our defensive pressure at times helped us to extend the lead."

Jenna Adams added 11 points to go along with seven rebounds while Karley Miller contributed eight points and seven boards.

Jada Williams had 10 points and dished off four assists for the Tigers. Quintinette Odom scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

The victory moves the Lady Flames to 9-4 overall and 5-2 in the GSC. The loss drops West Alabama to 4-10 and just 1-7 in conference play.

"I've had great teams, coaches and administration here at Lee." said Rowe. "I'm certainly thankful for the people that I've had around me and supported me throughout this consistent run we have had."

Rowe will look for career win 401 on Saturday when the Lady Flames remain in Alabama to tangle with Alabama-Huntsville. Tip time is set for 4 p.m. Fans can listen to all the action locally on MIX104.1 FM.

Covenant's Hull Named USA South Rookie Of The Week

Covenant men's tennis freshman Logan Hull has been named the USA South Rookie of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 19, announced the conference  on Monday  afternoon. This week is the first for USA South tennis awards, so all stats accumulated through the spring were considered for the honor. The accolade is the first for Hull in his collegiate career. ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Falls To Warren Wilson College, 85-58

On Saturday  in the regular season finale at the Rossville Athletic Center, the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats were looking to pull another upset and end the 2016-2017 campaign with a winning record. Unfortunately, the visitors from Warren Wilson (N.C.) College proved to be too much to handle. The Bobcats trailed 30-21 at halftime against the Owls, who entered ... (click for more)

Boyd Says He Is Not On Witch Hunt Against CVB, But Intends To Seek Full Audit Of Agency; Graham Backs Visitors Bureau 100%

County Commission Finance Chairman Tim Boyd has told Chattanooga Visitors Bureau President Bob Doak that he is "not on a witch hunt" against the CVB, but he said he intends to seek a full audit of the agency. He said he was inspired to "take an even closer look" at the Visitors Bureau after he said Mr. Doak "unleashing a fire storm of emails condemning my accusations." ... (click for more)

Man, Child Killed In Crash On Highway 136 In Walker County; 2nd Child Who Was Seriously Injured Dies On Monday

A man and an unrestrained five-year-old child were killed when a vehicle went out of control on Highway 136 in Walker County on Saturday. A 10-year-old in the car was seriously injured, and later died on Monday. The driver was thrown from the van and was dead at the scene. The five-year-old was trapped in the vehicle and also died at the wreck site at Ponder Creek Road. ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Illegals Cost Us Billions

We learned over the weekend that John Kelly, our new Secretary of Homeland Security, has just prepared two strongly-worded memos that could greatly enhance federal authorities to detain and/or deport illegal immigrants both inside the United States and those caught at our borders. All rational United States citizens know we have a horrible problem with illegals – in 2010 the annual ... (click for more)