CLEVELAND, Tenn. (Lee University/WRCB) -- Chad Lee's breakout performance helped second-ranked Lee University dominate from start to finish in a 106-73 drubbing of visiting Hiwassee College Monday night at Walker Arena.
Lee, a former McCallie standout, recorded a double-double with a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds in 26-plus minutes off the bench.
"Chad Lee hit some shots early tonight and just looked real comfortable shooting the basketball all night long. He shoots the ball real well in practice every day and did a nice job for us tonight." said coach Tommy Brown.
Jamorris Gaines scored 23 points and added a gravity-defying dunk in the second half. Will Barnes tallied 19 points, while Steve Bennett also finished in double figures with 14.
The Flames' bench poured in 57 points in extended floor time. Lee opened up a 20-point advantage at the break and led by as many as 37 in the second half.
The Flames (26-1) shot a sizzling 52.1 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from behind the arc while dishing out 24 assists as a team. Lee also dominated the Tigers on the glass with a 53-20 rebounding edge.
Brown's club will now turn their attention to Thursday evening when Southern States Athletic Conference rival Truett-McConnell comes calling. The Flames will honor their five seniors before the final home contest of the year at Walker Arena. Tip time is set for 8 p.m. ET.
Lee (women) 59, Brenau 50
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Lee University) – In what always proves to be a difficult place to play, the Lee women's basketball team went on the road and defeated Brenau University 59-50 in Monday evening's Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) showdown.
The victory moves the seventh-ranked Lady Flames to 25-2 overall and 14-2 in conference play.
Setting the pace for Lee was Jenna Adams, who followed her 41-point outburst on Thursday evening with a double-double performance (16 points and 12 rebounds). The junior was named SSAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performance in two Lady Flame victories last week.
Hollie German led all scorers with 19 points and grabbed eight boards.
The Lady Flames will be back in action on Thursday evening for the final home game of the season against conference foe Truett-McConnell. As a part of the festivities the Lee women's basketball team will honor their three seniors playing their final game at Walker Arena. Tip time is set for 6 p.m. ET.
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