UWF drops tight contest at Lee, 58-53

first_img Share UWF drops tight contest at Lee, 58-53 Jenny Menz tied a career high with 14 points. (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img    CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The West Florida women’s basketball dropped a close contest in its second straight Gulf South Conference game on the road at GSC newcomer Lee, 58-53, Monday night.UWF (5-3, 0-2 GSC) made a run at snapping Lee’s (5-2, 1-0) 41-game home winning streak, but the Argonauts’ poor shooting performance against the 2012 NAIA runner-ups cost them as the Flames held on for their first GSC win in school history.UWF trailed 31-21 after shooting 22 percent in the first half and getting outrebounded 28-17 despite playing strong defensively, forcing eight turnovers.The Argos trailed by as much as 15 in the second half but worked away at the Flames’ lead by forcing 17 second-half turnovers. UWF shot an improved 34 percent from the field in the second half.Senior Tessah Holt (Fayetteville, Ga./Boston College) scored a team-high 17 points, one shy of her career high, and grabbed nine rebounds while junior Jenny Menz (Jena, Germany/UT San Antonio) tied her career-high in points with 14. UWF will return home Jan. 4 and 6 to host Alabama-Huntsville and West Alabama, respectively, at the UWF Field House.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreWest Florida vs Lee12/16/13 6:00 pm at Cleveland, TN (Walker Arena)At Cleveland, TN (Walker Arena)LEE 58, WEST FLORIDA 53WEST FLORIDA (5-3, 0-2 GSC)Tessah Holt 5-11 5-6 17; Jenny Menz 6-11 0-0 14; Raquel Miller 2-9 4-4 8;Toynetta Johnson 2-15 2-2 6; Brianna Williams 2-6 0-1 4; Katie Bobos 1-6 0-02; Jasmine Wigfall 0-4 1-2 1; Tayler Byrd 0-1 1-2 1; Susan Meyer 0-0 0-0 0.Totals 18-63 13-17 53.LEE (5-2, 1-0 GSC)Karley Miller 7-13 2-4 17; Hollie German 5-16 3-5 16; Jenna Adams 5-11 3-415; Myriah Iles 3-3 0-2 6; Rachel Lockhart 0-3 2-3 2; Madison Lee 1-3 0-0 2;Melanie Barker 0-1 0-0 0; Alex Swope 0-0 0-0 0; Kayla Beavers 0-0 0-0 0;Jordan Neuharth 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 10-18 58.West Florida………………   21   32  –   53Lee………………………   31   27  –   583-point goals–West Florida 4-13 (Tessah Holt 2-3; Jenny Menz 2-4; ToynettaJohnson 0-4; Brianna Williams 0-2), Lee 6-18 (Hollie German 3-7; Jenna Adams2-6; Karley Miller 1-2; Madison Lee 0-2; Rachel Lockhart 0-1). Fouledout–West Florida-None, Lee-Rachel Lockhart. Rebounds–West Florida 27(Tessah Holt 9), Lee 53 (Karley Miller 15). Assists–West Florida 8 (TessahHolt 2; Jasmine Wigfall 2), Lee 16 (Rachel Lockhart 4). Total fouls–WestFlorida 16, Lee 20. Technical fouls–West Florida-None, Lee-None. A-316Print Friendly Versionlast_img