This weekend was, once again, quite a busy weekend in the world of sports for the Lee Flames. The men and women's basketball team, baseball team, softball team and the tennis team all had games.
The men's baseball team had three games this weekend, all against Lemoyne-Owen College at Olympic Field. On Saturday, the flames played a double header and went on to win the first game 4-1, and the second game 8-0.
During the first game the Flames were led to a victory through their hitting. Andres Nelo was 4-4 hitting and had one run, Trenton Hill was 2-4 hitting and had 2 RBI, Siosi Poti was 1-4 and had 1 RBI, and Travis Perkola went 1-3 hitting and had 1 RBI.
In the second game, Poti went 2-4 hitting, had two runs and two RBI. Zack Zyburt was 2-3 hitting as well as having one run and one RBI. Shae Durham went 2-3 hitting and had one run. Hill also had two RBI's on one hit. The Flames went on to win on Sunday 8-4 and swept Lemoyne-Owen College. They improved their record to 6-0 and play Union University on Feb. 14.
The softball team was out of town this weekend as they played in the Flagler College tournament in St. Augustine, Florida. In the first two games, the Lady Flames faced Barton College in a double header. They won both games, 8-1, and 9-0. On Sunday, they faced Flagler College and lost their first game of the season 5-6. In their final game on Sunday the Lady Flames faced Embry-Riddle and won 10-0.
The Lady Flames went 3-1 this weekend and improved their record to 5-1, outscoring their opponents 77-7 overall. The Lady Flames go to King University for a midweek double header on Feb. 10.
Both the men and women's basketball team traveled to face North Alabama. The Lady Flames ended up losing 72-80. Freshman forward Shelby Brown had 24 points and played 25 minutes, and freshman Guard Erin Walsh 13 points and played 36 minutes. While freshman and junior guards Kayla Beavers and Emileigh Swafford combined for 18 points. This loss gives the lady flames a 13-7 record. Their next game is on Feb. 12, at the University of West Alabama.
The Flames took on North Alabama away as well. The Flames were down 11 at half time and couldn't overcome the deficit and lost 77-66. Senior guard Cory Billingsley had 20 points. Sophomore guards Stedmond Ford and Chase Cullen both added 12 points each.
The Flames loss moves their record to 11-11 overall and 6-11 in Gulf South Conference play. The Flames also take on West Alabama on the road midweek on Feb. 12.