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The Lady Mocs, winners of 11 of the last 12 Southern Conference women’s basketball titles, have the target planted squarely on their backs once again as both the league coaches and media selected UTC as the preseason favorite to regain the conference title. Chattanooga head coach Wes Moore topped the 500 career win mark last season as he guided a young, thin squad to a third place finish in the SoCon regular season. The 2011-12 edition of the Lady Mocs features 10 returning letterwinners including four starters. All-conference performers Whitney Hood and Kayla Christopher along with SoCon all-tournament selection Kylie Lambert and four-year starter Tenisha Townsend will provide a strong base for a young, experienced squad. The Lady Mocs return 89 percent of its offense from last season led by Southern Conference leading scorer

Whitney Hood. The first-year transfer averaged 18.8 points per game and earned a spot on the league’s all-conference team. She was second in the league in field goal percentage making more than 52 percent of her shots and led the Lady Mocs in rebounding. Joining her on the floor is fellow all-conference performer Kayla Christopher. The Oliver Springs, Tenn., native drained 63 3-pointers last season and notched her name into the Lady Mocs’ Top 10 chart for long-range bombs with 119. Junior Kylie Lambert, Chattanooga’s representative on the SoCon all-tournament team, averaged 8.6 points per game last season and was second on the team in rebounding despite moving back to her guard position after starting the season as a small forward. Senior Tenisha Townsend, Chattanooga’s lone four-year starter, provides stability at the point as she looks to lead the Lady Mocs to a third league title in her four years. She was third on the

team in scoring with 9.0 points per game and had a team-best 1.7 assist-turnover ratio. Sophomore Taylor Hall joined the team late last season and saw action in 23 games for Chattanooga despite missing the entire fall semester. She averaged 4.0 points per game while playing just over 11 minutes each outing. Hall is a threat on the inside, but can step out to shoot the 3-pointer when needed. Fellow sophomore Destiny Bramblett filled in underneath last season averaging nearly 10 minutes per game while Lynette Harris saw sporadic time on the floor. Six-foot-3 transfer Faith Dupree came to Chattanooga at the break last year from Tennessee and will have to sit out the remainder of her one year through the fall semester. She will join Chattanooga on the floor following exams when the Lady Mocs return to Chattanooga for a three-game home stand before the holiday break. Sophomores Meghan Downes and Alex Black will add depth to a strong returning lineup. Black will back up the point as well as shooting guard while Downes will see action on the wings. Three freshman were added in the offseason and will be fighting for time on the court. POINT GUARD Senior Tenisha Townsend brings stability to the point for the Lady Mocs. As a four-year starter, Townsend is well equipped to quarterback Chattanooga as they look to regain the Southern

2011-12 Women's Basketball Media Guide  

2011-12 Women's Basketball media guide

2011-12 Women's Basketball Media Guide  

2011-12 Women's Basketball media guide

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