UTC Lady Mocs Roll Past Wofford, 75-36

Home Win Streak Now at 33

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

On a night when all 13 Lady Mocs who dressed, played, scored and had at least one rebound, Chattanooga defeated visiting Wofford,75-36, Saturday night in McKenzie Arena to remain in first place (15-3, 7-0) in the Southern Conference.

UTC senior Ashlen Dewart led all scorers with 19 points, followed by freshman Chelsey Shumpert with nine points and a game-high five assists and Meghan Downes with eight points.

Wofford (3-14, 1-5) was led by Ashton Fleming with 10 points and five rebounds, followed by Maria Corella with nine points.

The Mocs started slow - 3 of 9 from the field (0-3 from 3-point land) at the 15:28 mark - but by halftime the home team was 14-31 (45.2%) from the field, including 4 of 10 from beyond the arc.

"I wasn't worried about the missed shots early on, because we had the open shots and the ball was moving," said UTC coach Jim Foster who picked up his 798th career win.

"I knew the ball would fall eventually. You move the ball and move yourselves you will get scoring opportunities."

Leading by 20 at half - 34-14 - the Lady Mocs were shooting 75% (6-8) (for the second half) at the 14:32 mark of the second half, 69.2% at 11:09 and 68.4% at 8:11 before ending at 60.7% for the half and 52.5% for the game, including 5-14 from 3-point range.

"In the second half, we ran a lot better and attacked the basket better," Foster stated.

A Numbers Game:

With This Win ...

11 - win streak this season

23 - SoCon win streak

33 - UTC continues to hold the nation's longest home court win streak among D-I women's teams

33 - number of consecutive wins against Wofford

199 - number of wins in McKenzie Arena beginning in 1983

798 - career triumphs for coach Jim Foster

What's Next - A rare 2 p.m. start on Monday

UTC hosts Furman Monday, followed by a 4 p.m. home game next Saturday against Samford.

Last Time ... the Lady Mocs lost at home was 34 months ago - Mar. 6, 2011 as Samford edged UTC 68-66 in McKenzie.

NCAA Women's Home Win Streaks

D-I

33 - Chattanooga (beat Wofford, 75-36 ... Jan. 18)

22 - East Carolina (beat Louisiana Tech, 86-55 ... Jan. 18)

20 - Notre Dame (hosts Miami, Jan. 23)

Taylor Hall & Ashlen Dewart Stats:

Hall Nearing 1,000 Points: needs 72 points in final 11 regular season games ... 

Hall Nearing 700 Rebounds: needs 25 boards in final 11 games  

Dewart Passing 700 Points in UTC career (2 yrs at App State prior): Dewart scored 19 tonight and now has 707 in UTC uniform.

Chattanooga 75, Wofford 36

Wofford  14 - 22 -- 36

UTC  34 - 41 -- 75

Game stats:

Assists:5 - Chelsey Shumpert

Wofford: 3  - Sarah Traynor

Steals: 3 - Taylor Hall, Shumpert

Blocked Shots: 3 - Hall

Rebounds: 6 - Hall, Aryanna Gilbert, Ashlen Dewart, Moses Johnson

Wofford: 5 - Khadijah Joyner 

Points: 19 - Dewart

 Wofford: 10 - Ashton Fleming

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net

 


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