MONTEVALLO, Ala. — The Lee University women’s basketball team placed three players in double-digit scoring on its way to an 87-47 Gulf South Conference victory over the University of Montevallo Saturday afternoon. It was the first contest between the two programs since the 1995-96 season. The Falcons (2-12, 0-6 GSC) had won the previous two meetings.
Lindsey Roddy led the Lady Flames (12-3, 5-2 GSC) with a game-high 19 points. The sophomore made 8-of-11 shots, including 2-of-4 from behind the arc. Erin Walsh and former Sonoraville High standout Carrie Cheeks contributed 14 each to the winning cause. Cheeks also tallied nine rebounds, while Walsh dished out seven assists.
Lee held a 32-23 advantage at halftime before pulling away in the second half. The Lady Flames posted 26 and 29 points in the third and fourth periods, respectively, and held Montevallo to 24 points in the second half to push the final margin to 40.
D’Miyah Foster and Jomekia Morine were the top scorers for the Falcons with 11 markers each. Cheyenne Cunningham was their top rebounder with seven.
The Lady Flames were 33-for-63 (.524) from the field and made 11-of-27 (.407) their 3-pointers. Montevallo was just 16-for-57 (.281) overall and 1-for-16 (.063) from distance.
Lee won the battle of the boards 43-34, but Montevallo recorded 12 offensive rebounds to Lee’s 11. The Lady Flames tallied one second-chance point for each offensive board, while the Falcons could only register six second-chance points.
Both teams were guilty of 14 turnovers. The Lady Flames turned their opportunities into 24 points, compared to 12 points off turnovers for the hosts. Lee held a huge advantage in the paint with a 42-16 difference.
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WALESKA, Ga. — The Reinhardt Eagles moved to 10-2 in Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) play after overpowering Brenau (Ga.), 78-52, after firing out of the gate with a 30-5 first quarter and never looking back.
Reinhardt keeps up its winning ways with now four victories in-a-row and a 14-5 mark on the year.
The Eagles scored early and often on their way to a 53-21 halftime lead after shooting a sizzling 66.7 percent in the first half – 53.4 for the game – and combining for 48 points in the paint during the AAC battle.
“Really pleased with how focused we were tonight,” head coach Lindsey Huffman said. “The team really bought into our defensive game plan tonight and it showed. Lots of credit to our girls for putting in the work this week...we played with a lot of confidence and focus on offense and I know that’s a direct result of their extra work.
“Great team win for us.”
During one of the most efficient nights of the year to date for Reinhardt, the club saw Jaleya Mosley (7-for-9) and Bethany Headrick (7-for-8) each net 16 points. The impressive scoresheet continued for former Sonoraville High standout Rebecca Cheeks – 11 points and 12 rebounds – to record a double-double and Jada Hubbard, who was also in double-digits with 10 points scored.
The large lead at half enabled the Eagles to empty the bench and get role players valuable minutes during conference competition. Four players hit 10-plus points and 10 student-athletes registered at least one point.
On the defensive side, 10 players hauled in at least two boards. Ashton Sutton and JessAnn Nix were second on the squad with four rebounds each.
The Eagles forced 17 turnovers and held the Golden Tigers to 32.8 percent from the floor.
Montreat (N.C.) is next on the schedule for Reinhardt as conference action continues at home on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest.