published Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Lady Flames win; Flames eliminated

NAIA Division I women, Frankfort, Ky.

LEE 63, CARROLL 49

Carroll (21-10)

O'Neill 4, Junkermier, Patterson 5, Snelling 15, Cahill 18, Estey, Pfau, Bagley 7.

Lee (32-2)

Adams 12, Iles 6, Hamby 3, Lockhart 6, German 21, Jackson 4, Zimmerman 7, Barker 3, Miller 1.

Halftime: Lee, 24-23.

NAIA Division I men, Kansas City, Mo.

MONTANA WESTERN 83, LEE 73

Montana Western (24-9)

Butler 13, Rucker 6, Owsley 8, Miller 9, Castro 14, Collins 13, Overstreet 14, Turk 6, Woodill.

Lee (30-4)

Shaughnessy 2, Bennett 6, Dunn 17, Blue 15, Barnes 14, Gaines 14, Lee, Billingsley 5, Forhetz, Woods.

Halftime: Lee, 34-31.

NCCAA Division I men, Winona Lake, Ind.

TENN. TEMPLE 80, ROBERTS WESLEYAN 61

Roberts Wesleyan (8-22)

Grimes 21, Downer 10, Stone 6, Bromirski 12, Dixon 7, Kemp-Harris 3, Hoebeke, Alexander 2, Williams, Gratch.

Tennessee Temple (23-13)

Whittaker 14, Clarke, Quinn 2, Beauvil 12, Jones, Bell 15, Mack 14, Sanders 7, Johnson 16, Rich'ard, J. Slade.

Halftime: Tennessee Temple, 38-34.

Lee University has played its last NAIA men's basketball game. The Lee women's team, however, has at least one more game in the 2013 NAIA Division I women's tournament.

Led by 21 points from All-American Hollie German, the Lady Flames won 63-49 Friday morning in Frankfort, Ky., over Carroll College from Montana. It was Lee's 15th victory in a row and its 32nd in 34 games this season, and it put them in a 2 p.m. quarterfinal today against defending champion Oklahoma City University, which edged Shawnee State 56-54 on Friday after leading 31-13 at halftime.

OCU (28-3) and Lee were the top two seeds in their quadrant of the women's bracket after being ranked second and seventh in the final national poll.

The Lee men were seeded third in the 32-team men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., but lost 83-73 to 14th seed Montana Western on Friday with 41.7 percent shooting compared to the victors' 48.3 percent. The Bulldogs shot 58.6 percent in the second half against the team that led NAIA Division I in field-goal-percentage defense for the season.

Chase Dunn had 17 points and three steals for the Flames (30-4), while Duran Blue scored 15 points and Jamorris Gaines and Will Barnes added 14 apiece. Gaines led them with nine rebounds.

For Montana Western (24-9), Kris Castro and Jordan Overstreet each scored 14 points and Maazin Butler and Kris Collins had 13 each. The Flames' previous losses this year were by two and three points.

Jenna Adams had 12 points and three assists in the Lady Flames' round-of-16 win. She's from McMinn Central; German is from Polk County. Those two were a combined 14-of-15 on free throws.

Torrie Cahill had 18 points and seven rebounds and Bailey Snelling scored 15 points for Carroll (21-10), which was seeded sixth in the quadrant. Lauren Gober had 16 points and nine rebounds in Oklahoma City's win.

• At Winona Lake, Ind., Tennessee Temple proved true to its No. 7 seed in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I tournament, rebounding from two losses to beat eighth seed Roberts Wesleyan 80-61 in the seventh-place game Friday afternoon.

First-team All-American Elliot Johnson had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Crusaders (23-13), while Rashaud Bell scored 15 points, PJ Whittaker and Hampton Mack added 14 apiece, Weedlens Beauvil tallied 12 and Corey Sanders had eight assists and four steals. Devin Grimes had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Rochester, N.Y., team.

Shorter plays Oklahoma Christian today for the championship.

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