By Tony Sisk-Cullman/Blount County Sports Examiner
Basketball is working its way around the corner for both high schools and colleges alike, and that is certainly no exception at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama. The Lions geared up to take on the 2010 season with an exhibition game October 20 against NAIA Lee University out of Tennessee. Wallace State’s new head coach, John Meeks, has ties with the Flames where he was an assistant coach for three years, before going to North Carolina to take the head coaching position at Louisburg College, where he compiled a 51-15 record.
Meeks essential tools to achieve greatness on and off the court include: selflessness, loyalty, sacrifice, motivation, effort, discipline, enthusiasm, pride and confidence. At times on the night, Wallace State showed most of these tools. However, they were not enough as the walked away with a 70-55 loss at the hands of Lee University.
Lee University was led by Rico Cunningham with 21 points, Johnny Godette with 15 points, Eddie Toliver and McClellan each with eight points, Elizha Burdette and Jerel Blocker each with three, Matt Stillwell and Roy McFadgon each with two points and Pat Shaughnessy with five points.