Lee Women Win 70-68 Over Florida Southern

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Lee University women’s basketball team completed an opening weekend sweep of the Sunshine State Conference with a 70-68 victory over Florida Southern College Saturday afternoon in Paul Dana Walker Arena. The Lady Flames (2-0) recorded an 84-53 win over Saint Leo University Friday evening.

“This was a really good win today against an awfully good team,” said Lee University head coach Marty Row. “Florida Southern is extremely well coached and such a hard team to match up with. We did some really good things down the stretch on both ends and hopefully games like today will pay big dividends for our team down the road.”

The Lady Flames placed three players in double-digit scoring. Lindsey Roddy led the way with 15 points. Abby Bertram and Carrie Cheeks supplied 14 points each in the win. Cheeks also led Lee with seven rebounds.

Shelby Brown added six rebounds, while Erin Walsh and Haley Cornellison each pulled down five.
Florida Southern (1-1) was led by Camille Giardina’s 22 points. Jensen Blassage had 15 points and Anja Fuchs-Robetin tallied a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Lee outrebounded the visitors 45-27 and turned 10 offensive rebounds into 13 second chance points. The Mocs scored six points off seven offensive boards.

The Lady Flames made 22-of-53 (.415) shots from the floor, including 6-of-17 (.353) from behind the arc. Florida Southern was 24-for-63 (.381) from the field and 5-for-19 (.263) from distance.

Lee held a slight advantage at the free throw line with 20 conversions on 24 trips for 83-percent. FSC was 15-for-25 (.600) from the charity stripe.

Lee trailed 21-20 after the opening 10 minutes and 36-34 at halftime. Florida Southern used an 18-16 margin in the third period to carry a four-point lead into the final period. The Lady Flames outscored the Mocs 20-14 to overcome the deficit and secure the win.

The Lady Flames return to action on Wed., Nov. 15 against Life University. The non-conference contest is set for a 6 p.m. start.

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