Flames offer sweet deal Thursday
by Lee Sports Information
Feb 05, 2014 | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It will be Mayfield Ice Cream Night on Thursday when the Lee women and men’s basketball teams welcome the University of North Alabama to Walker Arena for a pair of Gulf South Conference contests.

The action and the free Mayfield Ice Cream will tip off at 6 p.m. The Lady Flames (13-4, 9-2) will be seeking to hold onto second place in the GSC and also gain revenge for one of their two conference defeats.

North Alabama (11-7, 6-6) defeated Lee 82-77 in overtime Jan. 4. Since a Jan. 9 loss to 11th-ranked Delta State, the Lady Flames have run off five straight wins and trail GSC leader Delta State (Miss.) by one game, and also hold a one-game advantage over Union University, which visits Walker Arena on Saturday.

Senior Hollie German became only the fourth Lady Flame to go over the career 2,000-point mark when she tallied 20 points in Saturday’s win at Valdosta State. Her 2,014 points puts German behind Katie Nelson (2,096), Brooke McKinnon (2,216) and Vikki Clemmons (2,271) on the all-time scoring list. German is averaging 24.8 points per game and shooting 48 percent from the field and 83 percent from the charity stripe.

Junior Jenna Adams produced her ninth double-double of the season when she tallied 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Valdosta. Adams is currently averaging 16.3 ppg and 9.5 rebounds.

But junior Madison Lee stole her share of the show in the Valdosta State win. She canned four straight 3-pointers before finally missing, and totaled 13 big points.

The Flames, who have lost eight of their last 10 starts, but none by more than 11 points, will also be trying to settle a score with North Alabama. The Lions defeated Lee, 76-69, on Jan. 4. The Flames are 7-10, 3-8 this season, but are 7-3 in Walker Arena. North Alabama brings a 6-6, 12-8 record to town and will be coming off an impressive win over Union.

Cory Billingsley continues to pace the Lee scoring. The junior is averaging 18.8 points per game. Junior Chad Lee, who has been battling a bad back, is the team’s leading rebounder at 5.6 boards per game.