Scoggins takes charge in Lee win

LEE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
Posted 2/11/19

LIVINGSTON, Ala. — Senior Jenna Scoggins drilled five 3-pointers and scored  a career-high 21 points to lead the  No. 25 Lee women's basketball team to a convincing 74-38 victory at West …

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Scoggins takes charge in Lee win

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LIVINGSTON, Ala. — Senior Jenna Scoggins drilled five 3-pointers and scored  a career-high 21 points to lead the  No. 25 Lee women's basketball team to a convincing 74-38 victory at West Alabama Saturday.

Scoggins made the most of her extended minutes with junior Abby Bertram sidelined with an injury. The Cleveland High School product went 8 of 12 from the field and 5 of 7 from beyond the arc to lead all scorers.

The Lee defense dominated the Tigers, holding the home team to single digits in 3 of 4 quarters. The Lady Flames limited West Alabama to just 27.1 percent shooting from the field.

Lindsey Roddy added 13 points, Taylor Boggess had 12 and Haley Schubert scored 11 and had five assists. As a team Lee hit 15 of 28 from the 3-point line.

Tazsa Garrett-Hammett led the Tigers with 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. J'Nyiah Daniels and Bria Dent each added 10 points.

The win moved the Lady Flames to 18-5 and 12-3 in the GSC.  Lee remains in second place two games behind Union. West Alabama dropped to 10-13 and 7-9 as they try and chase down the eighth and final spot in the GSC tournament with four games remaining.

Rowe's club will wrap up a three-game road trip Thursday at Alabama Huntsville. Lee returns home Saturday against Auburn Montgomery at 5 p.m.

Lions tame
Lee Flames

The Lee men's basketball team ran into the hottest team in the Gulf South Conference on Saturday afternoon, losing to West Alabama 79-70 and concluding the road trip with a split.

After defeating Montevallo on Thursday, the Flames battled the Tigers who have now won nine straight and improved to 18-5 overall and league best 13-3 in the GSC. The loss dropped the Flames to 12-11 and 9-6 in league play.

The two clubs battled to a 34-34 tie in a game that looked like it had the makings for another nail-biter between the two teams, but the Tigers pulled away in the second half outscoring the Flames, 46-37.

Colton Blevins hit three triples and had 17 points. Ryan Montgomery also scored 17 to go along with five rebounds. Freshman Quay Kennedy continued his solid play scoring in double figures for the second straight contest with 13 and was a perfect 4 of 4 from the field and the foul line. Cody Jones made it four players in double figures with 12.

Offensively, Lee shot 53 percent from the field, 9 of 18 from the 3-point line and 13 of 16 from the charity stripe.

Entering the game as the league leader in defensive field goal percentage the Flames allowed the Tigers to shoot 53 percent from the field and can 10 3-pointers. Foul trouble from Lee allowed the home team to shoot 33 foul shots but the Tigers cashed in just 21.

LaJuan Hardy led West Alabama with 20 points and dished off nine assists. Charles Tripp came off the bench to score 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. West Alabama outscored the Flames 32-3 off the bench.

The Flames will get a shot at a measure of revenge on Thursday, as they head down to Alabama Huntsville.

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