Lee Women Win Over West Georgia 73-52

Friday, February 28, 2014
The Lee Lady Flames basketball team moved one game closer to an unofficial Gulf South Conference (GSC) regular season championship with a 73-52 win over University of West Georgia Thursday evening. Lee's games count in the standings, but are not eligible to win due to its second-year candidacy status.

The Lady Flames improved to 21-4 overall and 17-2 in the GSC, one game ahead of Delta State University (16-3). Lee finishes the regular season at Shorter University on Saturday while Delta State hosts University of West Florida.

"In our minds we're playing for a conference championship," said Lee head coach Marty Rowe. "Hollie (German), Myriah (Iles) and Madison (Lee) have never won at Shorter. I didn't realize that until they told me. They'll be extremely focused (on Saturday) I'm sure."

Karley Miller scored a game-high 17 points and added two rebounds. Jenna Adams just missed a double-double with 10 points and seven boards.

German tallied 10 points to go with four assists. Lee hit 3-of-6 3-point shots to finish with nine points and five rebounds.

The Lady Flames hit 30-of-62 (.484) from the field and were 9-for-20 (.450) from beyond the arc. UWG was 20-for-57 (.351) from the floor and hit 11-of-28 (.393) 3-point field goals.

Lee held a small advantage at the free throw line. The Lady Flames made just five trips to the stripe and canned four shots, while West Georgia was successful in just 1-of-9 tosses.

Lee recorded 18 assists in the game and turned the ball over just five times. West Georgia had 12 assists and 11 floor mistakes.

"When we limit turnovers and don't force things that aren't there, we become a much better team," said Rowe. "This is the time of the year you begin to value possessing the basketball even more."

The Lady Flames tallied 40 points in the paint to UWG's 18. Lee's bench also outscored the Wolves' bench 22-12.

"We need everybody playing well at this point in the season and I think we're getting there," summed Rowe.

West Georgia was led by Seandre Lee's 15 points and 11 rebounds. Taylor Turgeon hit 4-of-7 from distance for 12 points. Shakiyla McLin was credited with eight assists.

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