Dewart Leads Lady Mocs Past UAB, 66-57

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ashlen Dewart
Ashlen Dewart
- photo by Tim Evearitt

Ashlen Dewart scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the UTC Lady Mocs past UAB on the road on Wednesday afternoon.

Tatianna Jackson scored 11 and Kylie Lambert 10 in the final game before UTC starts conference play. Ka'Vonne Towns had 8, Taylor Hall 6 and Alex Black 5.

Kayla Christopher was held to 3 points.  

UTC trailed 28-23 at intermission, but the Lady Mocs built a 43-29 advantage in the second half.

The Lady Mocs improve to 9-2 on the season. UAB falls to 9-4.

Junior forward Ashley Grimes and senior guard Amber Jones were the only two Blazers in double figures with Grimes' game high of 17 and 14 from Jones. Chattanooga had one player in double digits with Ashlen Dewart's 12 on the day.

UTC outrebounded the Blazers, 43-28, including a 16-9 advantage on the offensive glass, which led to 20 second-chance points. The Lady Mocs outscored the Blazers off the bench, 19-8.

The Blazer defense forced 10 UTC turnovers in the first half and UAB held the lead for the final 17 minutes after Grimes hit a layup at the 17:28 mark.

UAB's advantage quickly disappeared in the final 20 minutes of action as the Lady Mocs outscored the Blazers 13-8 to open the half. Hall put in a pair of free throws with 14:10 left to give her team a 36-35 lead - its first since the early portion of the opening half.

The game changed hands four times in the second frame with Chattanooga using a 52 percent shooting performance to grab its largest lead of nine (60-51) with 1:39 to go.

UAB's comeback effort in the final minute fell short, however, as the Lady Mocs hit 78 percent from the free-throw line (18-of-23) to seal the game.

UTC travels this weekend to North Carolina to take on UNCG Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by a Monday matchup at Elon at 7 p.m. Listen live on ESPN 105.1 FM and follow the stats online at GoMocs.com.

 

 


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