No. 18 Lee Win 81-48 Over West Florida

Saturday, January 23, 2021
 Alex Kelehear canned four triples to lead the Flames with 16 points in Saturday's win over West Florida.

The No. 18 Lee Flames dominated from start to finish on their way to an 81-48 trouncing of West Florida on Saturday afternoon from Walker Arena to complete the weekend sweep of the Argonauts. 

Lee got production from up and down the lineup as 10 players scored in the game including sophomore Alex Kelehear who led the way with 16 points. Kelehear connected on 4 of 5 from beyond the arc.
Quay Kennedy added 15 points in just 21 minutes of work and grabbed six rebounds. Michael McGuirk and Jalen Page added nine each.

The Flames defensive pressure made life difficult for the Argonauts all game long. Lee limited the visitors to just eight made field goals in the first half and 30.5 percent shooting from the field and 18 made field goals for the game. The Flames were active on the perimeter, playing a zone for much of the first half allowing UWF to shoot just 3 of 21 (14.3 percent). 

"I thought yesterday we stepped up and played a big second half and we needed to do that to pull out that win. Today we carried that over with a solid first half to get out to a lead. We had a chance to extend it near the end of the half but made some sloppy passes," said Lee head coach Bubba Smith. "I was really proud of our guys in the second half. We got some guys in that play starter minutes in practice for us and they came in and didn't miss a beat. They played unselfish and helped us extend the lead in the second half. I was really proud of their effort."

The Flames owned the glass holding a 47-23 advantage over the Argonauts. Makhi McGuire led the way with seven rebounds and Kennedy pitched in six.

For the second straight game The Flames caught fire in the second half shooting 17 of 27 from the field and 9 of 16 from the 3-point line.

West Florida got nine points from Conor Flanagan and Daniel Sofield. Kendall Bynum and Wendell Matthews added six each.
 
The Flames have now won seven straight games after dropping the season-opener at West Florida back on Dec. 12. Lee improves to 7-1 while West Florida falls to 2-5.

"We've got some time off now to get healthy, get back to the weight room and continue to grow in practice," noted Smith.

Lee will take next week off before getting back on the court on Tuesday, Feb. 2 with a trip to Auburn Montgomery. After visiting the Warhawks the Flames will make the short trip down to Rome, Ga. for a weekend tilt with Shorter.
 

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