Dupree Scores 17 In Lady Mocs Win Over Austin Peay

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team shot a season-high 63 percent and got scoring from all 13 players in an 81-70 non-conference win over Austin Peay Wednesday night at the Aaron Dunn Center.

Senior Faith Dupree (Knoxville, Tenn.) with a team-high 17 points off the bench, was 8-of-11 from the field for a scorching 72.7 percent performance. She had six rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots. Senior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) shot 6-of-10 on the night and added seven rebounds and eight assists, ending her streak of double-doubles. Freshman Chelsey Shumpert (Paducah, Ky.) was 5-of-6, making both of her 3-point shot attempts and scoring a career-high 16 points in 14 minutes while classmate Aryanna Gilbert (Columbia, Tenn.) was 4-for-4 and converted a three-point play for nine points.

Chattanooga tied its season-high for field goals with 34 while attempting a season-low 54 shots for a 63 percent performance. In the first half, its best of the season. UTC was 16-of-26 (61.5%) in the first half and 18-of-28 (64.3%) in the second.

Austin Peay led for most of the first half, but never getting out front by more than five points. The Lady Govs led 27-22 with 4:40 to play on a layup from Alexis Hardaway.

Fifteen seconds later, Hall drew a foul and her two free throws kicked off a 16-0 run over the next 4:05 that was capped off by a 3-point play by Gilbert to give Chattanooga its largest lead of the first half, 38-27 with 20 seconds on the clock. Austin Peay’s Tiasha Gray dropped in the final bucket of the half to cut UTC’s advantage to 38-29 at intermission.

Shumpert scored Chattanooga’s first seven points of the second half, pushing UTC’s lead to 45-32 less than one minute into the latter stanza, but APSU answered back. Gray hit a three-pointer to start a seven-point run and capped it off with a short jumper in the paint to make it 45-39 UTC with 16:55 to play.

Over the half, all 13 Chattanooga players saw the court and the lead grew to 73-51 (22 points) with 5:59 to play in the game. Austin Peay battled back getting only as close as 11 points with 27 seconds to play.

Chattanooga outscored Austin Peay 48-30 in the paint and had 22 points off 11 turnovers while UTC’s bench outdid the Lady Govs’ 35-18. Chattanooga had 20 assists and tied its season-high with seven blocked shots, but turned the ball over 15 times. Austin Peay shot 28-of-69 in the game (40.6%) and had 11 turnovers to go along with eight steals.

Chattanooga will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule Saturday afternoon at East Tennessee in the final of eight consecutive road games. ETSU, a member of the Atlantic Sun, will rejoin the Southern Conference next fall after departing at the end of the 2004-05 season.


Lookouts Hold On To Beat Montgomery Friday, 5-4

The Chattanooga Lookouts (9-13) held off the Montgomery Biscuits (12-9) to earn the 5-4 victory at home in front of 5,025 fans at AT&T Field. Chattanooga's player of the game Mitch Garver, made his presence known early as he led off the second with a double. The bases became loaded after Jake Faria hit TJ White with a pitch and walked Joe Maloney. Leo Reginatto took advantage ... (click for more)

Lee Baseball Falls To No. 17 West Florida

The No. 17 West Florida Argonauts flashed the leather and added timely hits to top the Lee baseball team, 7-5 in Friday evening's series opener. After falling into a three-run deficit the Flames rallied back thanks to a Trent Hill two-run double in the fifth inning. MJ Brown followed the Hill double with an RBI single to tie the game at 5-5.  Lee tallied 12 hits against ... (click for more)

Dewayne Ray Burns Wanted After Firing Shots At Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers

Dewayne Ray Burns is wanted after police in North Georgia were led on a chase, and he fired shots at officers. Burns fired shots in their direction late Thursday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department are investigating the incident. According to park rangers on the scene, the Burns ran away, while firing shots in the direction ... (click for more)

5 Considered For Cleveland City Manager Position

Five names were selected  Friday  by a citizens advisory committee to send to the Cleveland City Council for consideration as the next Cleveland city manager. The five are Angie Carrier, Joe Fivas, Mark Reeter, Seth Sumner and Julie Underwood. The list is being sent in alphabetical order so no one has an advantage when the city council considers the candidates. ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)