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.

UTC's Jay Hay Has Found a Football Home

“Without a doubt, I cannot think of a place I would rather be than here at UTC playing football. The veteran players welcomed me this summer as a junior college transfer with open arms.” UTC defensive back Jay Hay It’s been a crazy, at times frustrating and difficult, four-year football journey for Dade County, Fla. native Jeremiah “Jay” ... (click for more)

Marion County Stops Grundy Co. 49-22

JASPER -- Running backs Josh Henderson and Blake Zeman combined for six touchdowns as host Marion County defeated Grundy County, 49-22, in the season opener for both teams as Rick Ross gained his first head coaching win. Zeman scored on runs of 2, 56 and 13 yards, while Henderson scampered 43 and 3 yards on the ground and caught a 67 yard scoring ... (click for more)

School Board Delays Decision On Big-Ticket Health Insurance Item For 1 Week

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to delay a vote on a new insurance plan for employees until next Thursday. Sandy Hughes, president of the Hamilton County Education Association, said, "I have a difficult time trying to think of what priority in spending is more important than the well-being of your employees and their children...You've not given us enough ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Westview Elementary Rampage Under Treatment At Moccasin Bend

The 22-year-old charged with a rampage through Westview Elementary School is under treatment at Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, officials said. Aaron Roden had been set for his first court appearance on Thursday morning. Attorney Allen Dunn of the public defender's office said the hearing needed to be delayed. A status court appearance will be Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Sheriff ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Coaches Vs. ‘Top 25’ Foes

The long-accepted measuring stick for a college football coach has been his win-loss record, with an after-glance at his win-loss record within his conference. But in Wednesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal, writer David Everson, with the help of Stats LLC, used a much-tougher litmus test when he revealed the records of 65 major-college coaches against opponents that were ... (click for more)