UWA women fall to Lee

Published 9:25 am Friday, January 17, 2014

Hollie German scored 25 points and made seven three-pointers to lead Lee to a 55-38 Gulf South Conference women’s basketball victory over West Alabama Thursday at Pruitt Hall.

The victory improves the Lade Flames to 9-4 overall and 5-2 in the league. West Alabama dropped to 4-10 and 1-7.

“Hollie German is without a doubt the best offensive player in this league,” UWA head coach Craig Roden said. “I know she is the best guard to set foot in this gym since Mystee Dale finished her career for us four years ago. She will take whatever you give her and you can’t take everything away from her.”

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German did not attempt a regular field goal in the game, converting 7-of-13 three-point attempts and 4-of-4 free throw tries to score her 25 points. Jenna Adams was the only other Lady Flame to score in double figures with 11 points.

Of Lee’s 56 field goal attempts, 38 were from beyond the three-point arc, with nine finding their way home. West Alabama was 1-of-11 from long range. Lee outrebounded the Tigers 41-40 and limited the Tigers to just 20-percent shooting in the second half.

“We didn’t stay with the game plan after the first 25 minutes,” said Roden, whose team trailed 26-24 at the half. “We played fairly well defensively, but we broke down for about an eight minute span in the second half.

“When you shoot 20-percent in a half you have to guard really well,” Roden said. “We did some things well, but we didn’t keep moving on offense to get good shots.”

Quentinette Odom scored 11 points and collected eight rebounds to lead West Alabama. Jada Williams chipped in 10 points and had four assists. Jasmine Hampton grabbed eight boards for the Tigers.

Adams, Rachel Lockhart and Karley Miller had seven rebounds each for Lee, who turned it over just 11 times.

West Alabama will take the holiday weekend off before beginning a four-game road swing at North Alabama on Thursday.