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

 


Lookouts Drop First Game Of Series to Biscuits, 9-2.

The home crowd was in for a treat as Dodgers' top prospect Corey Seager made his Chattanooga debut for the Lookouts (10-19) against the Montgomery Biscuits (17-14) in a 9-2 loss at AT&T Field. Recap When asked in a pre-game conference what he would consider to be a nice home debut, Seager replied, "Hopefully, we can go out and win, have a good game ... (click for more)

Covenant's Burns, Frierson Named To 2013-14 NABC Honors Court

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Covenant rising seniors Ryan Burns and Nate Frierson were both honored. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts of men's basketball players across ... (click for more)

Erlanger Health System Projecting $10.8 Million Profit - With Help From $19 Million In Federal Funds

Erlanger Health System is projecting a $10.8 million profit for the upcoming fiscal year - with the help of $19 million in federal funds from a pool for public hospitals. The $19 million received in time for the current budget helped avoid a sizable deficit. The hospital is hoping the federal funds will be coming on an annual basis. At the start of the last fiscal year, ... (click for more)

Election Officials Hit 2 Snafus; Early Voting Brisk

Election officials have encountered two snafus in the early voting process, but administrator Kerry Steelman said they won't happen again. Due to a heavier turnout than was expected, Republican ballots briefly ran out on Friday at the Northgate precinct. And it was discovered after 10 people had voted, that the Domestic Partnership Ordinance was not included on the Kings Point ... (click for more)

Vote To Retain Supreme Court Justices

On Aug. 7 or by voting early by Aug. 2, voters will choose to "retain" or "replace" Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade. If retained, they will serve for another eight years.  The retention election is a way to retain judges who make decisions based on the law and facts -or remove judges who are incompetent. Tennessee's Judicial Performance ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Judge Philyaw Is The Best

Tomorrow morning there will be a special gathering at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court that will prove to our community that we have perhaps the most innovative juvenile judge in America. Shortly after Rob Philyaw was hand-picked by our Hamilton County Commissioners to fill the remainder of Suzanne Bailey’s term 15 months ago, he found that truancy was a big problem in our schools. ... (click for more)