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Flames Earn Homecoming Victory of Rams

The Lee University Flames basketball team hosted their annual Homecoming game Saturday, beating the visiting Rams of Bluefield College, 93-71. The Flames move to 3-0 on the season, with the loss moving Bluefield to 1-1.

November 7, 2010

Rams fall to 1-1 on the season with a loss to Lee University.

The Lee University Flames basketball team hosted their annual Homecoming game Saturday, beating the visiting Rams of Bluefield College, 93-71. The Flames move to 3-0 on the season, with the loss moving Bluefield to 1-1.

 

The Flames came out firing early on, outscoring the Rams 47-37 in the first twenty minutes. The second frame was much of the same, as Lee continued their offensive success, outscoring Bluefield by 12 in the second half to seal the convincing victory.

 

Senior Jerel Blocker led four Flames in double-figure with 18 points, to go with five rebounds. Johnny Godette and Rico Cunningham also turned in solid all-around performances. Godette earned a season-high 16 points, while Cunningham led the Flames with nine rebounds, in addition to his 13 points. Stephen McClellan was the only other Lee player in double digits, scoring 12 points on three of seven shooting.

 

For Bluefield, Carlton Shumake led all scorers with 21 points. Borgia M'bala had the hot hand for the Rams, shooting 67% from behind the arc, on his way to an 18-point performance.

 

The Flames continued their offensive accuracy, making 52% of their shots, while holding Bluefield to just 32% from the field. Lee has shot over 50% in all three contests thus far this season.

 

Coach Tommy Brown used 14 different players in the win, playing every active Flame. Junior Roy McFadgon came up big off the bench, contributing seven points and eight rebounds. McFadgon also played defensive stopper, earning two blocks in his 22 minutes of time on the floor.

 

Today's game is the second consecutive year that the Flames have played Bluefield on Homecoming weekend. Brown was the head basketball coach and athletic director for the Rams before coming to Lee in 2005.

 

At halftime, the Lee athletic department honored the four newest members of the Lee Athletic Hall of Fame. Former Women's Cross Country runner and assistant coach, Emily Cleveland (2001-2005), joined Ed "Dizzy" Ford (Men's Basketball, 1966-1969), Courtney Hindman-Glass (Women's Basketball, 2000-2004), and this year's Meritorious Award Winner, Phil Cook, as this year's inductees.

 

Courtesy of Lee University's Sports Information Department

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