Lady Mocs Host Charleston Tonight

UTC Seeks 20th Straight Home Win

Monday, January 14, 2013
The Lady Mocs' Alex Black shooting.
The Lady Mocs' Alex Black shooting.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team will host College of Charleston tonight at the McKenzie Arena with a tip off set for 7 p.m.

The Lady Mocs improved to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in Southern Conference play Saturday night with a 75-43 win against Georgia Southern. COC is 7-7 overall and 3-2 in the SoCon.

UTC averages 70.9 points per game, second-best in the SoCon, and gives up 55.9 ppg to its opponents with a scoring margin of 15 points per game, second best in the league.

Seeking 20 Straight: Chattanooga has won 19 straight at home over two seasons. The last home loss was a 57-56 setback to Appalachian State, Feb. 14, 2011.

Individual Team Leaders: Junior Ashlen Dewart ranks second in the league in scoring with 16.1 points per game and is 10th in rebounding with 6.4 per game.

Closing in on 500 rebounds: Dewart needs four rebounds to reach the 500 plateau for a career. She reached 1,000 points last season.

Senior Kayla Christopher leads the team in assists (38) and is second on the team in scoring (12.3 ppg) and is third in the league with 32 3-pointers and shoots 42.7 percent from beyond the arc. 

Scouting College of Charleston: After winning each of its first three Southern Conference matchups, the Cougars have stumbled with back-to-back losses to league-leading Davidson (65-57) at home and at Samford (56-47).

The College of Charleston is fourth in the SoCon for scoring with 59.7 points per game but seventh in scoring defense giving up 62.0 points per game.

Latisha Harris leads the Cougars with 14.3 points per game and is fourth in the league in rebounding with 8.9 boards per game. Alyssa Frye is second on the team in scoring (10.9 ppg) and fourth in the SoCon for 3-point field goal shooting at 39.0 percent. She has a league-high 2.8 3-pointers per game.

SERIES HISTORY
Chattanooga is 26-8 against the Cougars since the two teams first met in 1977. After putting together a 17-game win streak against College of Charleston from Feb. 2, 2002 until Feb. 9. 2009, Chattanooga has won each of the last three meetings including last season’s 57-31 win over the Cougars at the Roundhouse.

 

 

.


Major League Baseball's New Commissioner Sends Letter To Fans

Dear Fans: On the night of August 14, 2014, I left a Baltimore hotel after being elected Commissioner of Baseball.  As I began to reply to the overwhelming number of congratulatory messages coming in, it hit me that I’d just been entrusted to protect the integrity of our National Pastime and to set a course that allows this great game to continue to flourish – now and ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Falls To Southern Crescent Tech

A very cold spell early in the second half doomed the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats on Friday night as they dropped a 74-49 decision to the Southern Crescent Tech Tigers in Griffin. Georgia Northwestern (6-12) went into halftime trailing by just six points, 32-26, but did not connect on a single shot in the first seven minutes of the second half. The Tigers opened ... (click for more)

Deonta Banks, 23, Shot On Wilcox Boulevard Early Sunday Morning

Deonta Banks, 23, was shot early Sunday morning on Wilcox Boulevard. At approximately  3 a.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to shots fired at 3232 Wilcox Boulevard.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga police located a single victim, Deonta Banks, suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound. He  was transported to a local hospital for treatment. ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Great Peace Pipe

There is a serious rift between our state legislators and Erlanger Hospital that has me worried. If I worry about something, it doubles the power of the worry. My problem? I am convinced we have the best collection of people at the State Legislature in Nashville we’ve ever had – I adore each of them. I am also blessed to believe Erlanger is back on track and, after a sensational ... (click for more)