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2013-14 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Lady Mocs Down ASU; Advance to 14th SoCon Final

Alex Black was 3-of-3 from the free throw line and had a pair of 3-pointers for 11 points with two assists. Senior Kayla Christopher added nine points on 4-of-8 shooting and senior Kylie Lambert contributed eight points with five rebounds and a team-best three assists. The Mountaineers drop to 20-10 on the year. Gary led all scorers with 19 points and had four rebounds and four assists. She was 6-of-19 from the field but a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Courtney Freeman was one of three other ASU players in double figures with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Maryah Sydnor and Katie Mallow each contributed 10 points. ASU shot 43.3 percent from the field (26-of60), including five 3-pointers, and was 10-of-11 from the free throw line. Chattanooga edged the Mountaineers 30-26 in the paint and outscored ASU 13-8 on points off turnovers capitalizing on 14 miscues. UTC outrebounded App State 35-32 and had a 7-4 advantage on second chance points with 11 offensive boards. UTC was 23-of-54 from the field (42.6%) with four 3-pointers. The Lady Mocs, on an 18game win streak, are 28-3 overall and advance to the SoCon Tournament Championship game Monday at 3 p.m. against second-seeded Davidson.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Taylor Hall went 11-of-11 from the free throw line in the second half, including four in the final seconds, to lead the Lady Mocs to a 72-67 win over Appalachian State Sunday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center. UTC advances to a Southern Conference record 14th tournament championship game. Hall hit her first free throw after getting fouled on a layup to tie the game 43-43 with 14:50 to play. With neither team able to get out front by more than three points and two ties later, Hall drew a foul and drained two more free throws to cut ASU’s advantage to 53-52 with 7:57 to play. After a missed shot by App State, Hall again drew the foul and put Chattanooga on top 54-53 just moments later. The Mountaineers retook the lead on a jumper by Raven Gary who ended with a gamehigh 19 points, but another free throw, this one by sophomore Ka’Vonne Towns tied the game for the 14th time at 55-55 with 6:26 to go. Gary would get the next five points of the game to give Appalachian State a 60-55 lead, its largest, with 5:31 remaining. Hall hit a layup to start a 6-0 run and capped it off with her sixth and seventh free throws to put Game 31 • March 10, 2013 • Asheville, N.C. UTC back on top 61-60 with 4:05 on the clock. No. 4 Appalachian State 67 Junior Ashlen Dewart hit a layup from the right No. 1 Chattanooga 72 side with 3:12 to play giving UTC a 63-62 lead ASU (20-10) tot-fg 3-pt rebounds fg-a fg-a ft-a o-d-tot pf tp a to bk s min and Chattanooga would never trail again. The Player 4-8 1-3 1-1 1-2-3 1 10 1 0 0 0 32 Mountaineers pulled within one twice more in SYDNOR FREEMAN 1-5 0-2 2-2 3-3-6 5 4 1 4 2 1 31 GARY 6-19 6-6 1-3-4 4 19 4 2 0 1 40 the game, but free throws would save the Lady FREEMAN 5-9 1-5 1-1 1-2 2-8-10 3 12 1 4 0 1 33 Mocs who made 7-of-8 in the final 2:02 and HUFFMAN 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 8 1 1 0 0 13 SHARKEY 2-5 0-0 0-0 2-2-4 5 4 2 1 2 1 23 were 22-of-27 for the game. MALLOW 4-7 2-2 0-0 0-1-1 3 10 0 1 0 0 26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Chattanooga enjoyed its largest lead of the WILKERSON TEAM 1-2-3 1 game in the first half after App State took an Totals 26-60 5-13 10-11 10-22-32 21 67 10 14 4 4 200 18-16 lead with a jumper from Maryah Sydnor FG% 1st: 10-27 37.0% 2nd: 16-33 48.5% Game: 43.3% DEADBALL at the 8:13 mark. However, Ashlen Dewart hit a 3FG% 1st: 1-4 25.0% 2nd: 4-9 44.4% Game: 38.5% REBOUNDS FT% 1st: 7-8 87.5% 2nd: 3-3 100% Game: 90.9% 1 layup to tie it at 18-18 just 13 seconds later and (28-3) tot-fg 3-pt rebounds then cap off a 10-0 run with a pair of free throws UTC Player fg-a fg-a ft-a o-d-tot pf tp a to bk s min 3-9 0-2 11-11 1-7-8 0 17 0 1 0 2 29 to give UTC a 26-18 lead with 5:39 to play in the HALL DEWART 6-9 0-0 4-4 3-5-8 2 16 2 0 0 0 31 half. CHRISTOPHER 4-8 0-2 1-2 0-2-2 0 9 1 0 0 3 36 BLACK 3-9 2-6 3-3 0-1-1 4 11 2 2 1 1 27 The Mountaineers responded with an LAMBERT 3-7 1-4 1-3 1-4-5 2 8 3 2 1 0 29 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-0-1 0 2 2 1 0 1 13 8-2 run to tie it up 28-28 with 2:41 to play. PAYNE TOWNS 1-2 1-1 2-4 2-1-3 0 5 1 0 0 1 13 Chattanooga’s Alicia Payne would score the only DOWNES 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 JACKSON 1-5 0-1 0-0 2-2-4 1 2 1 2 0 0 11 basket for either team the remainder of the half DUPREE 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 2 0 1 1 0 7 1-2-3 2 and the Lady Mocs would carry a 30-28 lead into TEAM Totals 23-54 4-17 22-27 11-24-35 10 72 12 11 3 8 200 intermission. 1st: 11-31 35.5% 2nd: 12-23 52.2% Game: 42.6% DEADBALL Hall led Chattanooga with 17 points and FG% 3FG% 1st: 2-10 20.0% 2nd: 2-7 28.6% Game: 23.5% REBOUNDS FT% 1st: 6-9 66.7% 2nd: 16-18 88.9% Game: 81.5% 3 grabbed eight rebounds and two steals. Her 11 free throws without a miss is the second most in Officials: Joe Cunningham, Wesley Dean, Lauren Holtkamp Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total school history behind Shanara Hollinquest’s 14- Appalachian State 28 39 67 Chattanooga 30 42 72 Att: 2,308 of-14 in the 2010 SoCon Tournament. It is the most made by a UTC player in the second half without a miss. Dewart was 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line for 16 points and had eight rebounds as well with two assists. Junior

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Christopher’s Putback Chattanooga to 14th Tournament Crown

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. --- It was only fitting that the last shot came from senior Kayla Christopher. With the Lady Mocs trailing by two with 17.6 seconds to play, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had the ball. The shot was supposed to come from junior Ashlen Dewart, however, her first shot glanced off the rim. She and classmate Taylor Hall crashed the boards on the right side and Dewart came up with the ball for another chance. Her second shot went off the left side and Christopher was there for one more Chattanooga chance. She outjumped Davidson’s Laura Murray and the put back found the net to put the Lady Mocs out front 64-63 with 8.2 seconds to play. Davidson had one shot at the win, but Murray’s jumper from deep on the left fell short and Christopher gathered up the rebound for the nail-biting victory. The Lady Mocs improve to 29-3 on the year and claim a Southern Conference record 14th league tournament title. Chattanooga is 14-0 in title games claiming its first crown since 2010. Davidson, led by Murray’s 22 pts, falls to 21-12. After spotting the Lady Mocs an early sixpoint lead, Davidson used a 12-2 run to swing the advantage to their favor by an 18-14 margin. Chattanooga tied it up twice more late in the first half, but the Wildcats wouldn’t be tamed and pushed its lead to 32-22, its largest of the half, with 1:15 to go in the opening frame. The Lady Mocs cut it to seven on a 3-pointer from senior Kylie Lambert with 34 seconds remaining in the half. Davidson came out strong in the second half getting the first four points and stretching its lead to the largest of the game at 36-25. They would meet that margin once more less than a minute later before Chattanooga began its climb back into the game. Hall, after getting into foul trouble early in the game, led the way in the second half scoring 17 of her team-high 19 points in the contest. She started the comeback with a jumper at the 18:17 mark to make it 38-29. She netted one free throw and capped off a 9-2 run to cut the Wildcats lead to 40-36 with 14:44 to play. After a 3-pointer from Murray, Dewart converted on five of Chattanooga’s next seven points to cut the deficit to 45-42 with 12:22 on the clock. The Lady Mocs would not go away and tied the game up twice before Christopher’s put back finally gave Chattanooga the lead. Hall drained a 3-pointer with 6:13 to play to tie it up for the first time in the second half and the fourth time in the game at 54-54. Davidson

2013 14 women's basketball guide  

Media Guide for the women's basketball team at Chattanooga

2013 14 women's basketball guide  

Media Guide for the women's basketball team at Chattanooga

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