Love the coverage these daily papers give their local teams. Lee tipped at 3:00 P.M. and you can follow your crew of choice at http://www.newsvirginian.com/ on http://www.newsleader.com/ .
Jim Sacco tells us that Lee is up 18-12 late in the first. Check the links for more info!
Chris Lassiter tells us that Lord Botetourt has rallied to take a 25-20 late in the first half. Grace Blaylock (headed do D-I UNC-Ashville) has 15 points so far. Blaylock drains another 3, score now 28-26 LB.
Mickens ends the half with a nice drive to the glass and R.E Lee leads 30-29 at the break.
SECOND HALF :
LB breaks a 33-33 tie with 5 quick points, including another 3-ball from Blaylock. Leeman will now need to rally. Mickens must of heard that, she scores the 5 back just as quick. 38 All.
Just as quick LB gets six straight, yes, including another 3-ball from Ms. Blaylock. Lee answers with a basket to trim the lead to 44-40 heading into the fourth quarter.
FINAL 8 MINUTES:
R.E. Lee ties the game at 45-45 with under 6:00 to go. Exciting stuff !
Trailing 44-38 late in the third, Lee goes on a 11-1 run to take a 49-45 lead
4:08 P.M. - Blaylock looks for an old fashioned 3-point play. Lead now at 49-48 with 3+ left.
Scott with a follow-up for Lee, then Blaylock to the line for LB.
Scott hits a pair of free throws and then Blaylock missed a 3-point attempt that would of made J.J Reddick blush. She was out there.
Mickens goes 1 of 2 and Leeman have some breathing room now.
It's over @ 4:19 P.M. - R.E. Lee wins 55-49 after closing on a 17-5 run !!!
Congrats to the Leeman. Saturday morning at 11:00 A.M.