Lee gets first win versus LSC-Kingwood

Kyle Nickell
Contributor | Cooper Sports Network

BAYTOWN – The Lee College Rebels secured their first win of the season as they opened their home slate with a 90-76 win over Lone Star College-Kingwood. Lee got out of the gates fast, opening the contest with a 15-2 spurt. After the Coyotes responded with 6 in a row, a Collin Means three from the corner put Lee up 18-8 with 12:40 to go in the half. Sean Brennen converted one of two free throws to pull LSC-Kingwood within 21-13, but the Rebels quickly answered on a tip-in by Demond Hart. Yamill Wip, who shot the ball very well on the night, buried a pair of triples to stake Lee to their largest lead of the half at 14 with 3:20 left in the half. Hart got a easy slam dunk on a breakaway play to up the lead to 16, and the Rebels would go to halftime up 49-32. Means drilled a three to start the second half, but Grannen Long made consecutive threes to cut the lead back to 14. After an official timeout, Shawn Montague came up with a steal and dunk to put Lee up 60-46. Lee continued to keep the lead in double figures, and another three from Wip upped the margin to 66-49 with 11:40 remaining. Emerson Broughton buried a jumper in the paint to up the lead to 19, and a pair of Montague FTs would extend the lead to 83-62 with 5:33 left. The Coyotes continued to battle, and a Julian Le Grant bucket would bring them within 83-69. They would get as close as 12 on a Trace Womble three with 52 seconds left but Lee would finish them off. The Rebels ended the game with a significant rebounding edge, winning the board battle 61-26. They were able to win despite the absence of guards J’Von McCormick and Eze Santiago who were nursing minor injuries. The Coyotes were led by Long with 19 points and Devon Gould chipped in 17. For the Rebels, they placed four players in double figures, led by Sebit Reath with 16. Reath had a double-double with 13 rebounds as well. Lee College will play another home game on Saturday evening as they are scheduled to face the East Texas Flight. That game, as with all Lee games, can be seen on the Cooper Sports Network, with the pregame show at 5:30 and tipoff at 6 pm.

Game Stats

Lone Star College-Kingwood                          32        44        –           76

Lee College (1-3)                                                    49        41        –           90

POINTS – LSC Kingwood – Grannen Long 19, Devon Gould 17, Sean Brennen 14, Trace Womble 11, Julian Le Grant 7, Jeremy Williams 6, Azarius Tocabends 2; Lee College – Sebit Reath 16, Will Sessoms 15, Yamill Wip 15, Shawn Montague 10, Collin Means 9, Michael Lolio 8, Daniel Garmendia 5, Emerson Potts-Broughton 4, Demond Hart 4, Darius Hicks 2, Jhonny Wema 2

REBOUNDS – LSC-Kingwood 26 (4 offensive) – Gould 9, Brennen 6; Lee College 61 (22 offensive) – Sessoms 14, Reath 13

ASSISTS – LSC-Kingwood 12 (Tocabends 4); Lee College 16 (Garmendia 7)

THREE POINTERS – LSC-Kingwood 9-24 (Bailey 0-1, Manners 0-1, Le Grant 0-1, Brennen 1-5, Womble 3-7, Long 5-9); Lee College 11-25 (Lolio 1-4, Reath 0-1, Montague 0-1, Sessoms 1-1, Garmendia 1-4, Wip 5-6, Means 3-8)

FREE THROWS – LSC-Kingwood 7-13 (Le Grant 1-2, Brennen 5-9, Gould 1-2); Lee College 13-15 (Lolio 3-3, Reath 2-2, Montague 4-4, Sessoms 4-4, Garmendia 0-2)

TURNOVERS – LSC-Kingwood 17, Lee College 28

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