Lee University Women Win 4th Straight Game, Defeating University Of West Alabama

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Lee University women’s basketball team ran its win streak to four with a 66-57 defeat of the University of West Alabama Wednesday evening at Pruitt Hall. The Lady Flames (13-3, 6-2 GSC) held a 63-48 lead with 2:35 remaining and had to fight off a strong West Alabama (6-9, 3-5 GSC) comeback attempt.

Lee’s scoring over the final 2:49 of the game came courtesy of a free throw by Maddie Long and two freebies by Abby Bertram.

 

“This was one of those games where we weren’t all that good and we weren’t all that bad either, but we needed more energy and consistency,” said Lee head coach Marty Rowe. “Our rhythm substituting wasn’t very good because of the foul situation.”

 

The Lady Flames were called for 26 fouls, while the hosts were whistled for 13 transgressions. As a result, West Alabama went to the free throw line 29 times, although the Tigers made just 17 (.586). Lee was 8-for-13 (.615) at the charity stripe.

 

UWA won the battle of the boards 40-37 and grabbed 15 offensive boards to Lee’s 13. Both teams cashed in for 16 second-chance points.

 

Carrie Cheeks led Lee with seven rebounds, including five on the offensive end. Lindsey Roddy and Long grabbed five rebounds each.

 

“We couldn’t seem to get a big rebound when we needed it, especially when Carrie was out,” lamented Rowe.

 

Cheeks also was the Lady Flames’ leading scorer. The senior made 8-of-11 shots and finished with 17 points. Roddy was 6-for-8 on her way to 14 markers and Erin Walsh made four 3-pointers to record 12 points.

 

Long completed a well-rounded game with eight points, five rebounds, five steals and two assists. Bertram tallied seven points to go along with two rebounds, two steals and a game-high six assists.

Overall, the Lady Flames were 25-of-62 (.403) from the field and made 8-of-24 (.333) attempts from behind the arc. UWA was 19-for-50 (.380) from the floor and just 2-of-11 (.182) from long distance.

 

The Lady Flames return home on Saturday to host Shorter University at 5 p.m. in Paul Dana Walker Arena. A white out has been called for with T-shirts to be handed out to the first 500 fans in attendance. As an extra treat, the Air Elite Dunkers with be performing at halftime of both the women’s and men’s games.

 

“Hopefully, we’ll be ready on Saturday,” added Rowe. “Shorter will be hungry. They aren’t the same team we saw earlier in the season. They have won two straight (at West Alabama and at Montevallo), so they’re feeling good about themselves. Shorter wants to make you play how they want you to. We cannot get caught up in that.”



PREP SCHEDULE

(Please notify us of any schedule changes and times as well as game and match scores at news@chattanoogan.com) Softball: THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Marion Co. at Whitwell King’s Academy at Soddy Daisy Warren Co. at Rhea Co. Silverdale at Baylor 5 p.m. Polk Co. at Meigs Co. East Hamilton at Bradley Central at CSAS Signal Mountain at Howard Tyner ... (click for more)

Dalton State's Lee Is Once Again National Player Of The Week

For the second-consecutive week and third time this season, S.M. Lee of Dalton State has been named the NAIA National Men's Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Lee was selected based on his performances from April 16 – April 22 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners. National ... (click for more)

WACKER-Charleston Taking Initial Steps To Restart Polysilicon Production After Explosion Shut Facility Last September

WACKER-Charleston announced Thursday it has resumed operations for the production of polysilicon. Using a phase-in approach, WACKER has begun the initial start-up of the site, beginning with distillation. The initial production of polysilicon is targeted to begin in the next few weeks. WACKER anticipates the Charleston site will reach full capacity in the fourth quarter ... (click for more)

Governor, Lt. Governor Praise Work Of 110th General Assembly

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Lt. Governor Randy McNally praised the work of the 110 th  General Assembly .   Governor Haslam said the legislators acted to "keep Tennessee on pace to lead the nation in jobs, education and efficient and effective government."   He said, “The investments in this budget and our legislative priorities this session ... (click for more)

Keep The Gifted Program In The Hamilton County Schools - And Response (2)

I currently have a daughter in fourth grade at Lookout Valley Elementary and a daughter in the eighth grade at Lookout Valley Middle High School. Both of my daughters are very good students, as well as being very good people. I am writing today with a concern. I was made aware that the Hamilton County Department of Education is considering cutting the gifted program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A True Tennessean

“Last week I told some Republican friends who have held high office, traditional and true Republicans, who like you are both conservative and compassionate, Christians in their personal faith and public service,” the email began. “These are Tennessee Republicans that I have known for decades, and whom I'd trust with my life and my wife … I told them that my views and values make ... (click for more)