Adams put back a Hollie German missed free throw with just under 30 seconds remaining in the contest to extend the Lee advantage to four points. German would connect on a couple of free throws from there to complete the six point road victory.
Coach Marty Rowe has been searching for someone to step up and lift the scoring load off of German. Tonight it was Adams making her presence felt in a big way for the Lady Flames.
“It was good to see someone besides Holly German lead us in scoring. We need Jenna (Adams) to step up — she’s the most skilled player on the court most nights” Rowe said.
Despite not having the best shooting night (4-of-15), German still managed 15 points for the Lady Flames and registered eight assists in the victory.
Rowe also liked the contribution of his freshman class. “I thought Caroline (Smith) did a good job for us; Mel (Melanie Barker) and Christina (Johnson) gave us some good minutes, we just have to keep improving and I think we will.”
Lee shot 47 percent from the field, going 24-of-51. The Lady Trojans finished 23-of-55 from the field, good for 42 percent.
The two clubs were nearly identical in the rebounding department. The Lady Flames held the slight edge 32-31.
Lee converted 10-of-17 from the charity stripe (59 percent). The Lady Trojans sank 15 of their 20 free throw opportunities (75 percent).
Trevecca was led in scoring by Christina Curtner with 13 points. Heather Miller and Lauren Wasson also finished in double figures with 10 points apiece.
The victory moves the ninth-ranked Lady Flames to 5-1 on the season. With the loss, Trevecca falls to 3-4.
“We’ve got to take this momentum with us going back into league play this weekend at home,” noted Rowe. “Loyola (La.) has one of the best players in the league, Jasmine Brewer. We’ll have our work cut out for us — we expect a good game.”
Lee helds back into SSAC play this weekend as the Loyola Wolf Pack come calling Friday evening at Walker Arena. Opening tip is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Coach Rowe’s club will turn right around and battle Spring Hill (Ala.) on Saturday at 3 p.m.