Area sports notes: Lee Lady Flames reach GSC basketball title game

Led by 21 second-half points and 23 for the game from Gulf South Conference freshman of the year Haley Schubert, third-seeded Lee University defeated West Georgia 66-57 in the GSC women's basketball tournament semifinals Saturday at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Lee's Lady Flames (24-6) will play for the championship at 1:30 p.m. EDT today against No. 5 seed Valdosta State, which beat No. 1 seed Union University 68-62. Union's other two losses this season came against Lee, which is in its first GSC basketball final. Abby Bertram scored 12 points and Lindsey Roddy and Becca Cheeks added 10 apiece Saturday against West Georgia (16-12), which shot only 38.5 percent from the field. Schubert scored 11 points in the third quarter, including five in its last three seconds for a 44-39 Lee lead.