UTC's Hall Named To Hawaiian All-Tournament Team

Monday, December 2, 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) played all 120 minutes of the Lady Mocs’ three games at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown, recording three straight double-doubles and was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance. 

Against Minnesota in the opening game, Hall shot 57.1 percent from the field and led Chattanooga with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.  On Saturday at Hawai’i Hall pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds and added 12 points for her second double-double of the tournament while dishing out a team-best four assists. In the finale against Colorado State, she had a team-high 10 points and 12 rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocked shots.

For the tournament she was 14-of-26 (.538) from the field and 12-of-13 (.923) from the free throw line. She scored 41 points (13.3) and grabbed 39 rebounds (13.0) and added nine assists, six blocked shots and three steals for the three game stretch.

Hall leads UTC in scoring with 14 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game. She has a team-high 36 assists with a Southern Conference-best 1.89 assist-to-turnover ratio. Hall also leads UTC with 18 steals and 11 blocked shots. She ranks second in the league for assists per game (4.5), double-doubles (4), free throw percentage (88.2) and rebounds per game (9.5).

Over Chattanooga’s eight games this season, Hall was the team’s leading scorer three times and top rebounding in seven games.

Chattanooga went 1-2 in the Showdown last week with a one-point loss to Minnesota after trailing by 14 points to the Gophers in the first half. Hawai’i led the Lady Mocs by as much as 15 points in the first half before Chattanooga mounted a comeback to tie the game at halftime, but lost 60-55. In the finale, UTC trailed the Rams by 14 points and cameback for the third straight day posting a 59-57 win over Colorado State when freshman Chelsey Shumpert drained a pair of free throws following a flagrant foul call against the Rams.

Chattanooga will take time off for final exams before returning to the court for a five more road games before the holiday break beginning December 10 at Jacksonville State.

2013 Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown All-Tournament Team
Kamilah Jackson, Hawai'i
Taylor Hall, Chattanooga
Caitlin Duffy, Colorado State
Kayla Hirt, Minnesota
Ashleigh Karaitiana, Hawai'i
 
Most Valuable Player – Rachel Banham, Minnesota

 



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