Lady Flames win, Flames fall in basketball

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Posted 11/12/18

SAINT LEO, Fla. — The Lee University women’s basketball team outscored host Saint Leo University by 17 in the third period on its way to a 71-50 win Saturday afternoon. The Lady Flames split the …

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Lady Flames win, Flames fall in basketball

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SAINT LEO, Fla. — The Lee University women’s basketball team outscored host Saint Leo University by 17 in the third period on its way to a 71-50 win Saturday afternoon. The Lady Flames split the two contests in the GSC/SSC Challenge to begin the season with a 1-1 record.


Lee was led offensively by Abby Bertram and Haley Schubert. Bertram made 4-of-9 3-point attempts on her way to 16 points. Schubert was 6 for 8 from the floor, including 2 for 3 from distance, to record 16 points. Bertram added four rebounds and two blocked shots, while Schubert led the team with five steals.

Taylor Boggess made three 3-pointers to finish with nine points. Lindsey Roddy supplied eight points and five assists. Nicky Widenski and Becca Cheeks tallied seven points each. Cheeks led the Lady Flames with eight rebounds, five of which were on the offensive end of the court.

Saint Leo (1-1) put one player in double figures with Alani Gallagher recording 14 points to go along with five rebounds. Casey Wortley and Delaney Bernard each had nine points. Wortley grabbed a team-high seven boards.

The Lady Flames held a slim 30-27 advantage at the halftime break before outscoring the Lions 24-7 in the third period and leading by 20 points with 10 minutes remaining.

Lee scorched the nets at a 45.8-percent clip as they made 27 of 59 attempts from the field and were 12 for 27 from behind the arc. Saint Leo was 13 for 37  overall and made just 4 of 12 from distance.

For the second consecutive day, the Lady Flames’ opponent registered more trips to the free throw line than Lee did. The Lady Flames converted 5 of 7  charity tosses, while the Lions toed the line 29 times, making 20.

The Lady Flames scored 29 points off of Saint Leo’s 21 turnovers. Lee was guilty of 14 floor mistakes and the Lions cashed them in for 11 points.

Lee returns to Paul Dana Walker Arena Wednesday for the regular season home opener. The Lady Flames face Cumberland University at 6 p.m.

Sailfish land
late victory

An offensive rebound and a defensive stop propelled the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish past the Lee men's basketball team in the closing moments of an 86-82 battle at Walker Arena on Saturday afternoon.

With eight seconds left and the Flames down two points, head coach Bubba Smith callled time out to draw up a baseline cut play to McGuirk who slid past the defender but saw his lay-up fall just off the rim.

Palm Beach Atlantic's Paxton Wilson sealed the win with a pair of foul shots and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the charity stripe.

Michael McGuirk poured in a career-high 26 points on 6 of 7 shooting from the 3-point line for the Flames. The athletic guard also grabbed nine rebounds in the loss.

Ryan Montgomery, Cody Jones and Quay Kennedy each had 12 points for the Flames. As a team Lee shot 50 percent from the field and was on fire from deep hitting 11 of 22 triples.

Despite the hot shooting the Flames shot themselves in the foot with 25 turnovers. The Sailfish were guilty of just 15.

Palm Beach held a 36-32 advantage on the glass but really damage on the offensive boards holding a 16-9 edge.

Colton Blevins pitched in nine points and dished off three assists while Kentrell Evans stepped up with six points and six assists as he saw extended minutes when starting point guard Parker Suedekum went down hard in the first half and did not return.

De'Ondre Jackson and big man Andrew Moemeka led a balanced scoring attack for the Florida club with 16 points each. Moemeka wreaked havoc on the offense glass with eight rebounds. Jules Jasmin had 15 points and Wilson finished with 11.

As a club PBA shot 45.3 percent from the field and just 3 of 15 from beyond the arc but did some damage at the foul line, converting 25 of 31 (80.6 percent).

The Flames fall to 0-2 on the young season after finishing the Gulf South/Sunshine State Challenge with two narrow loses. Lee will get back to work on Wednesday as they host North Georgia at 8 p.m.

Lady Flames
advance

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Mia Hollingsworth had scored 12 goals earlier this season, but her 13th turned out to be magical as Lee advanced in South Region play with a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory over University of West Florida on Sunday afternoon.
 
Hollingsworth’s goal came just over two-minutes deep into the overtime period (2:08). The senior was able to beat the Argo defender down the left side and drilled her shot over the head of the West Florida keeper and into the left corner of the net.
 
The Lady Flames avenged an October loss to the Argos and improved to 15-6-1 overall. West Florida suffered its first defeat of the season after entering the contest with a perfect 20-0 mark. Lee advanced to Round 3 of the South Region for the second straight year. GSC member Mississippi College will also be in the field after upsetting Barry earlier on Sunday. Columbus State has qualified while Carson-Newman and Lincoln Memorial are playing for the final berth later on Sunday evening.
 
The Lady Flames came out of the gate attacking. Devin Healy, Hollingsworth, Peters (2) and Lauren Weimer fired shots on goal in the opening half only to have them saved by Argo’s outstanding keeper, Esthefanny Barreras. At the same time, Lee was allowing West Florida only a pair of shots on goal.
 
The Argos came out attacking in the second 45 minutes to only have Lee keeper Taylor Green turn back four shots on goal. For the game, the Lady Flames finished with 13 shots and placed seven on frame. West Florida bombed 16 shots and also had seven on target. Green totaled seven saves and Barreras had six. The Lady Flames were awarded only a pair of corner kicks but turned away eight by the Argos.

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