Lee Lady Flames Beat Christian Brothers 60-48

Thursday, January 25, 2018
 The Lady Flames overcame a slow start to defeat Christian Brothers University, 60-48, Thursday evening at Canale Arena. The Lady Flames recorded its eighth consecutive win to improve the team’s record to 17-3 overall and 10-2 in the GSC. Christian Brothers dropped to 7-11 and 6-6 in league play.

Christian Brothers led 12-9 after the opening 10 minutes and maintained the three point advantage heading into the halftime break. Lee tied the game at 26-26 on a Carrie Cheeks layup with 7:53 remaining in the third period, but CBU’s Courtney Banks scored the next five points to lead 31-26 with just over seven minutes to go.

The Lady Flames outscored CBU 14-5 the rest of the period to hold a four point lead after 30 minutes. Lee posted a margin of 20-12 in the final period to secure the 12-point victory.

Cheeks and Abby Bertram led Lee in scoring with 14 points each. Both players grabbed three rebounds with Bertram adding two assists. Erin Walsh contributed 13 points to go with six rebounds and four assists.

Lindsey Roddy and Maddie supplied six points each, Taylor Boggess tallied five points and Shelby Brown rounded out the scoring with two markers. Brown and Roddy had six and five rebounds, respectively.

After making just 10-of-26 (.385) shots from the field in the first half, the Lady Flames were 13-for-27 (.481) over the final 20 minutes to finish 23-of-53 (.434). CBU made 42.1-percent (8-for-19) of its first half shots and completed the game at 19-for-50 (.380).

Lee and CBU were each 5-for-20 (.250) from behind the arc. Both teams made 10 trips to the free throw line with the Lady Bucs making all their trips in the first half and the Lady Flames in the second. Lee made nine attempts while CBU converted just five.

The Lady Flames won the battle of the boards 36-25, including an 11-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Lee turned their offensive boards into 12 second-chance points to five for the home team.

Courtney Banks led the Lady Bucs with 14 points and five assists. Mikaela Blissett and Rafaella Angelidou threw in nine points each. Blissett led CBU with six rebounds. Angelidou was joined by Emily Reeves with five boards a piece.  

Lee will make the short trip to Jackson, Tenn., on Saturday for its second of four consecutive road dates. The Lady Flames play at No. 12 Union University with the GSC matchup scheduled for a 3 p.m. EST tip.

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