The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team will step back into time Saturday and host Appalachian State in a Throwback Game at Maclellan Gymnasium. The game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. Gates open at 1 p.m.
The Lady Mocs lead the series 53-25 and are 25-8 at home. The two teams met earlier this season with Chattanooga winning a hard-fought overtime game 73-68. Seniors Taylor Hall and Faith Dupree combined for all 12 overtime points to lead UTC to the victory. Chattanooga had won 26 consecutive games before the Mountaineers claimed the next three. UTC would go on to win four of the next five.
Chattanooga is on a 15-game win streak and has a nation-leading 35-game home win streak. UTC leads the SoCon in eight categories including scoring offense, scoring defense, scoring margin, field goal percentage, assists, assist-turnover ratio, turnover margin and defensive rebounds.
Senior Taylor hall became the 26th member of the UTC 1,000-Point Club and is ranked 24th with 1,008 points. She is 10th all-time in rebounding with 722 over her career. She leads the SoCon in assists, assist-turnover ratio, defensive rebounds and playing time while leading UTC in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocked shots. Senior Ashlen Dewart, 22nd among active players for career points with 1,755, is second on the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game and rebounding with 5.0 boards.
The Mountaineers are fifth in the league in scoring with 63.6 points per game and fifth in field goal percentage. On the boards, Appalachian State leads the league with 40.9 per game and are second in rebounding defense allowing 34.5 per game resulting in a SoCon-best 6.4 rebounding margin. ASU leads the SoCon in steals with 9.1 per game and third in blocked shots with 3.4 per game.
Maryah Sydnor leads the SoCon in scoring with 20.5 points per game and has a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game, second in the league. KeKe Cooper is second on the team with 10.1 points and fifth in the SoCon for rebounding with 8.2 per game. Bria Huffman is 29th in the league for scoring with 7.7 points per game while Mia Marshall is 25th in the SoCon for rebounding with 4.3 per game.