UTC Honors Seniors In SoCon Matchup With Wofford

Friday, February 16, 2018
The UTC women will honor seniors Anna Claire Noblit, Keiana Gilbert, Aryanna Gilbert and senior manager Chase Clounch AFTER their game against Wofford.

Chattanooga and Wofford began competition in 1996 when the Terriers joined the Southern Conference. After winning the first four, including one in overtime, the Mocs lost in the SoCon Tournament to Wofford. After sweeping the Terriers in the 1998-99 regular season, the Mocs fell to Wofford in the SoCon Tournament again. UTC won the contest in Spartanburg, S.
C., earlier this season and is 47-2 all-time against Wofford and is currently on a 41-game win streak against the Terriers.

Chattanooga is 15-10 on the year and 6-5 in Southern Conference play after falling at home to Furman. UTC will close out the regular season home slate against the Terriers, looking to snap a three-game home court losing skid.

Chattanooga is seventh in the league in scoring average with 57.8 points per game and are outscoring foes by two points. UTC is second in scoring defense, allowing opponents just 55.8 points per game. The Mocs are first in field goal percentage defense with opponents averaging just 38.3 percent and UTC is second in 3-point field goal percentage with foes making just 27.8 percent of their attempts. UTC is shooting 40.6 percent from the floor and 33.8 percent from beyond the arc. 

Keiana Gilbert leads the Mocs with 14.4 points per game and is fifth in the league standings. She is averaging 5.4 rebounds per game and is shooting a team-best 46.3 percent. Aryanna is second on the team in scoring (13.0) and leads the Mocs in rebounding (6.2). She is third in the league standings for free throw shooting, making 86.2 percent of her attempts and is shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc, fourth-best in the SoCon.

Lakelyn Bouldin is third on the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game and has a team-best 51 3-pointers. She leads the SoCon from the free throw line making 59-of-67 (88.1%) and is second from beyond the arc making 37.2 percent of her attempts. Over the last five games, Arianne Whitaker has led the team in rebounding twice, recorded a double-double and had season-bests for scoring and rebounding. She is averaging 9.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game and 14 blocked shots.

Wofford is 10-17 on the year and 3-9 against the Southern Conference. The Terriers are ranked fifth in the league in scoring with 63.4 points per game and seventh in scoring defense, allowing opponents 65.8 points per game. They shoot 37.8 percent from the field and 29 percent from beyond the arc.

Leading scorer Chloe Wanink has been out of action since November 30 with 22.1 points per game. Da’Ja Green leads the team with 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Cairo Booker is the only other Wofford player in double figures with 11.0 points per game and is averaging 5.4 rebounds per game. Emily Ryan has a team-best 44 3-pointers and is shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc.

The Mocs have won 41 consecutive games against Wofford in the history of competition between the two schools. UTC is undefeated against the Terriers in the regular season but have lost twice to Wofford in the Southern Conference Tournament.



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