It was a fast-paced contest from start to finish against the athletic Lady Barons, as the Lady Flames used all of their depth, playing 15 different players in the contest.
Senior Brooke McKinnon once again led the Lady Flames, 12-3, in scoring, tallying 15 points. Hollie German, a former standout at Polk County, added 13 points while Kayla Carlisle, Madison Lee and Karley Miller each scored 11 points.
For Brewton-Parker, 4-foot-10, Jayla Moon led the way with 12 points, with Laquisha Ward and Courtney Saunds each contributing 11 points. Crystal Nwaopara rounded out the double figure scoring in a balanced Lady Baron attack with 10 points.
The Lady Flames struggled on the boards, getting outrebounded 41-25. They made up for it defensively, however, forcing 30 Brewton-Parker turnovers.
Statistically, Lee played one of their best contests of the season. The Lady Flames shot a blistering 63-percent from the field, including 56-percent from behind the three-point line. Both of those percentages are a season best for the Lee ladies.
Defensively the Lady Flames held Brewton-Parker to 39-percent shooting, including 0-of-7 from behind the arc. Lee’s 57 first half points were the highest of any half for the Lady Flames this season.
It will be a quick turnaround for Lee as they travel to Cleveland, Ga., for a Monday evening contest at Truett-McConnell College. The Lady Flames will take a 2-0 conference record to the contest with the new Southern States Athletic Conference member.
The next home game for the Lady Flames will be Saturday, Jan. 22, as the Lee men and women host Southern Polytechnic State University at Walker Arena. The doubleheader will begin at 5 p.m.