GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Lady Mocs vs. Western Carolina

 

GAMEDAY CENTRAL

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE • McKENZIE ARENA
5:00 PM EST • RADIO: ESPN 105.1 FM • TV: ESPN3

• WEAR PINK TO GET A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET FOR $2

• BRING A TICKET FROM ANY SOFTBALL OR WRESTLING EVENT FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 23 AND
GET A FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET.

 

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LADY MOCS HOST WESTERN CAROLINA ON SENIOR DAY/PINK DAY

The Lady Mocs are 23-3 overall and remain atop the league standings with a 16-1 overall record and need two wins in the last three games to be assured of at least a share of the Southern Conference title.

This marks the 16th time in school history - 13th in the Wes Moore Era - that Chattanooga has reached the 20-win mark.

Senior Kayla Christopher is second on Chattanooga's all-time list for 3-pointers made with 218. Brooke Hand holds the record with 315. Katasha Brown is third with 216 and Jenaya Wade-Fray is fourth with 214. Christopher is third all-time in the Southern Conference. Elon's Ali Ford topped Hand's record 315 treys earlier this season.

Senior Kylie Lambert continues to climb the charts. She is nearing 800 points and 600 rebounds over her four-year career.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• Breast Cancer Awareness - Wear pink to support breast cancer awareness and the Lady Mocs!
     o Pink giveaways at the gates
     o $2 General Admission ticket for anyone wearing pink!
• Senior Night - Celebrate seniors Kylie Lambert and Kayla Christopher during special pregame recognition
• Anyone who brings a ticket from the Saturday softball game or Saturday wrestling match can exchange it for a free ticket at any McKenzie Arena ticket window.
• McDonald's Mocs Maniacs 6th Man Student of the Game - Students follow the Mocs Maniacs on Twitter (@GoMocsManiacs) and get to the game EARLY for your chance to be the 6th Man (or woman) of the game. One lucky student will be chosen 15 minutes before tipoff! 6th Man will receive a FREE shirt, the opportunity to be on the Lady Mocs pregame bench, and announced with the Lady Mocs starting lineups!
• McDonald's Mocs Maniacs - FREE for students! Sign up inside the Student entrance at Gate 1 to receive your official 2012-2013 membership card and t-shirt. Start earning your way towards MORE FREE PRIZES!
• 3 Point T-Shirt sponsored by Powerade - FREE Chattanooga Basketball shirts will be thrown into the crowd for every Lady Mocs 3-pt basket made!
• "Recyclable" Fan Poms - FREE Blue & Gold poms are available at all gates for fans to pick up each gameday. Feel free to "recycle" the poms back into the boxes after each game for use at future Chattanooga Athletics events!
• Halftime Performance by the world famous Red Panda
• Special Hall of Fame Presentation between the Lady Mocs and Mocs games!

HOW TO GET TICKETS
• Call the McKenzie Arena box office at 423-266-6627 (MOCS) or go online to the official website of Chattanooga Athletics, GoMocs.com to purchase tickets TODAY!

SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA
Wes Moore (Tennessee, 1986)
Chattanooga Record: 352-112/15thyear • Career Record: 552-168/24th year
The Lady Mocs remain atop the league standings at 16-1 and have an overall mark of 23-3. UTC is second in the Southern Conference in scoring with 68.1 points per game and are 11-0 when scoring 70 or more points. The Lady Mocs have a SoCon-best scoring margin of 13.8 points per game and are second in the league for field goal percentage making 41.7 percent of their attempts. From the 3-point line, Chattanooga is shooting 31.1 percent and are second in the SoCon for 3-point field goal shooting defense allowing opponents to make just 25 percent of their attempts. On the boards, the Lady Mocs are third with 40.2 rebounds per game and second in rebounding defense allowing just 36.5 rebounds per game for a league-best 3.8 rebounding margin. Chattanooga ranks first in the league standings for turnover margin (+4.38) and first for assist-turnover ratio (14.8 assists - 14.2 turnovers).

Junior Ashlen Dewart (Spartanburg, S.C.) is third in the league standings with a team-high 15.7 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. She has topped the 20-point mark nine times this season and has six double-doubles. She leads the conference with a field goal percentage of 51.8 and is eighth on the offensive rebound list with 2.7 per game. Senior Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.) is second on the team in scoring with 11.8 points per game and second for 3-point field goal shooting making 40 percent of her attempts. She is sixth in the SoCon for field goal shooting percentage making 44.5 percent of her shots and is third for made 3-pointers with 52 on the year. She tops the league for assists-turnovers with 82 assists to 41 miscues (2.0) and is eighth in the SoCon for assists with 3.2 per game.

SCOUTING WESTERN CAROLINA
Karen Middleton (South Carolina, 1991)
Western Carolina Record: 37-80/3rd year • Career Record: same
The Catamounts are 7-18 on the year and 5-11 in league play. They are last in the SoCon standings for scoring average with 51.2 points per game and outscored by their opponents by 7.2 points per game. WCU is shooting 34.6 percent from the field and 26.2 percent from beyond the arc. On the boards, the Cats are ninth in the league with 35.9 rebounds per game but hold opponents to a SoCon-low 36.4 boards. Lindsay Simpson, a freshman from nearby Franklin, N.C., leads the team in scoring with 7.4 points per game and is shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc. Shauna Terry is the team's top rebounder with 5.9 per game and has 31 blocked shots this season.

SERIES HISTORY
The Lady Mocs and the Catamounts have met 73 times since 1979 with UTC holding a 62-11 advantage including a 70-43 win in Cullowhee, N.C., earlier this season. Chattanooga has won each of the last five meetings and 11 of the last 13. UTC is 27-6 in the Wes Moore Era and 27-5 all-time at home.

LAST MEETING
In the last meeting between the two teams, Chattanooga posted a 70-43 victory in Cullowhee, N.C. The Lady Mocs got scoring from all 12 players with Ashlen Dewart and Kayla Christopher combining for 25 points. Both were 5-of-7 from the field with Christopher draining a pair of 3-pointers and dishing out three assists. Taylor Hall had four rebounds, five points, three assists and a game-high four steals. UTC shot 53.8 percent from the field in the second half and shot 88.9 percent from the free throw line.

 

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