Continuing their hot streak of free-throw shooting, the Lee women's basketball team made 20-of-28 charity attempts and led from start to finish for a hard-fought 67-58 victory over host Christian Brothers University.
The victory keeps the Lady Flames in first place in the Gulf South Conference with an impressive 13-2 record. Overall, coach Marty Rowe's team improved to 17-4 on the year. Christian Brothers drops to 8-7 in league play and 12-9 for the year.
The Lady Flames led 30-22 at the halftime break and never trailed, although Christian Brothers cut the lead to only 50-48 late in the contest. Lee rebounded behind the clutch free-throw shooting by Hollie German, who made 12 straight from the line and Rachel Lockhart who converted four straight in the final two minutes.
For the game, German led Lee's balanced scoring with 21 points. Jenna Adams was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and also had seven rebounds, finishing with 18 points. Myriah Iles came off the bench and turned in a strong performance for the Lady Flames. She knocked down 4-of-5 shots from the field and converted 4-of-5 free throws for a 12 point total.
The story would not be complete without talking about the play of seniors Karley Miller and Rachel Lockhart. Miller had eight points and six key rebounds, while Lockhart added seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in 36 minutes of action.
For the game, the Lady Flames shot 40 percent from the field but just 27 percent from 3-point range. Their tough defense held Christian Brothers to 37 percent shooting from the field and just 22 percent (2-of-9) from 3-point range. They did go to the line 19 times and converted 16.
Erica Burgess paced the balanced Christian Brothers attack with 18 points. Breanna Ridgell followed with 17 and Samantha Reeves tallied 11 and led her team with five rebounds.
The Lady Flames will return to Walker Arena on Thursday night and host West Alabama in a 6 p.m. kickoff. It will be White-Out Night. Lee tee-shirts will be given away and all fans are encouraged to wear white.