GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Lady Mocs at Georgia Southern

 

GAMEDAY CENTRAL

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
STATESBORO, GEORGIA • HANNER FIELDHOUSE
7:00 PM EST • RADIO: ESPN 105.1 FM • TV: NONE

 

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SCOUTING THE LADY MOCS
Overall: 22-3; SoCon: 15-1
The Lady Mocs have won 12 consecutive games and remain atop the Southern Conference standings. UTC tops the league standings in scoring margin (+13.7ppg), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.246), turnover margin (+4.12) and assist-turnover ratio (1.0). The Lady Mocs are second in the SoCon for scoring with 68.2 points per game and average 6.3 3-pointers per game. On the boards, UTC moved up to spots in the SoCon standings after pulling down 53 boards against league-leader College of Charleston. Chattanooga is averaging 40.4 rebounds per game and gives up 36.7 to its opponents.

Junior Ashlen Dewart (Spartanburg, S.C.) is third in the SoCon in scoring with 15.4 points and 10th in rebounding with 6.5 boards per game after posting her fifth double-double of the season with 24 points and a season-high 13 rebounds against the College of Charleston and has a SoCon-best field goal percentage of 51.3 percent. Senior Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.) is second on the team in scoring with 11.9 points per game and moved into second all-time at UTC for 3-pointers made with 217. She is second in the league for 3-point field goal percentage making 41.1 percent and fifth in field goal percentage making 44.9 percent of her attempts. Christopher leads the Lady Mocs with 2.0 3-pointers per game and is eighth in the league for assists with 3.2 per game. Junior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) is third on the team in scoring with 8.8 points and second for rebounding with 6.0 rebounds per game. Senior Kylie Lambert (Etowah, Tenn.) is among the SoCon leaders for rebounding with 5.4 per game.


SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Overall: 5-19; SoCon: 4-11
The Eagles' Meredyth Frye made two free throws in the closing seconds Saturday night against Samford to claim a 52-51 win over the Bulldogs, halting a five-game losing skid. Georgia Southern ranks last in the league standings in scoring averaging just 51.4 points per game and last in field goal percentage making just 33.2 percent of its attempts. From beyond the arc, GSU is shooting 28.4 percent and rank fourth in the SoCon for 3-pointers made with 4.9 per game. On the boards, Georgia Southern ranks ninth with 35.4 rebounds per game and 10th on the offensive end with an average of 11.9 per game.

MiMi DuBose leads Georgia Southern in scoring with 13.3 points per game, eighth in the SoCon standings, fourth for 3-pointers made with 1.8 per game and seventh in the league in free throw percentage making 80.6 percent of her attempts. Anna Claire Knight is second on the team in scoring with 10.2 points per game and is GSU's top rebounder with 5.9 per game. Meredyth Frye is third on the team in scoring with 9.5 points per game and averages 4.5 rebounds an outing. Five GSU players rank among the league leaders for rebounding including Knight and Frye. They are joined by Danielle Spencer (5.2), Aishya Wofford (4.7) and Sierra Kirkland (4.4).


SERIES HISTORY
Chattanooga is 32-18 against the Eagles and 9-12 on the road. The Lady Mocs have won each of the last three games and 15 of the last 17. The Eagles two wins in that span were both at Hanner Fieldhouse with the last in 2010, by a 77-69 margin in overtime. In fact, each of the Eagles' last six wins, dating back to 1999, all came at Hanner.

LAST MEETING
Chattanooga posted a 32-point win over the Eagles at the McKenzie Arena led by juniors Taylor Hall and Ashlen Dewart who combined for 30 points in the win. Hall was 7-of-12 in the win with 16 points and seven steals. Dewart was 6-of-10 from the floor with 14 points in just 15 minutes. Four Chattanooga players dropped in eight points led by senior Kylie Lambert's eight points and 10 rebounds while classmate Kayla Christopher was 2-of-3 from beyond the arc with eight points, three rebounds and three assists. Juniors Meghan Downes and Destiny Bramblett each contributed eight points in the win while sophomore Ka'Vonne Towns had six points, three assists, two blocked shots and one steal. Freshman Alicia Payne dished out four assists and grabbed three steals.

February 23 (ESPN3.com)
• Women's game vs. Western Carolina tips off at 5:00 p.m.
• Play4Kay - Pink Game
○ Wear pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness
• SENIOR NIGHT
○ Honor seniors Kayla Christopher and Kylie Lambert as they play their final games at McKenzie Arena

Final home game of the 2012-13 season Monday, February 25
• Women's game vs. Davidson tips off at 7:00 p.m.

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
• March 8-11 in Asheville, N.C.
• Women's first two rounds to be played at the UNCA Kimmel Arena
• Semis and Final will be played at the Asheville Civic Center
• Tickets available at the McKenzie Arena box office. Click HERE to purchase online.

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