The Lady Flames will relax and tour the Puerto Rico area on Thursday and return to the Lee campus on Friday. They will return to the practice court Dec. 29 and get ready to host Trevecca Nazarene University on Jan. 3, at 6 p.m.
It was Lee’s second-straight victory over a NCAA Division II opponent in Puerto Rico. The contest featured almost the same type of format as Tuesday’s win. The Lady Flames held a 45-27 advantage in the second half, but let Bayamon climb back into the heat of the battle.
“We missed some layups and free throws and let them hang in there,” noted Rowe. “We had our chances to close them out early, but did not. We stretched it out and then had a letdown. This is certainly something we are going to have to work on when we come back from the break. We played hard for 40 minutes, but we made only 15-of-30 free throws; that’s certainly subpar for this team.”
Three Lady Flames scored in double figures. Senior Kally Eldridge had 15 points and sophomore Hollie German followed closely with 14. Senior Angela totaled 12 and Madison Lee pitched in with six. Eldridge and Spann each canned three treys while German and Lee converted two apiece. Janna Adams and newcomer Mark Jackson joined the scoring, each with seven markers. German was also Lee’s top rebounder with six.
Lee shot 38 percent from the field (19-50) and 38 percent from behind the arc (10-26). Eldridge and Spann had three assists as the Lady Flames were guilty of 14 turnovers compared to 13 assists. Lee won the rebounding battle 42-30 and 17 of the boards were on the offensive end. Rachel Lockhart had two offensive rebounds. Bayamon showed 12 assists and 10 turnovers. Katia Acezebo was leading scorer with 19.