WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
AUBURN, ALABAMA • AUBURN ARENA
7:00 PM EST • RADIO: 105.1 FM
Head Coach: Wes Moore (Tennessee, 1986)
UTC 337-110/15th year • Career: 537-166/24th year
2012-13 Overall: 8-1 • 2012-13 SoCon: 2-0
After opening the season with an 80-71 win over 20th-ranked Tennessee, the Lady Mocs continued along its hot start and are 8-1 overall. That marks the third-best one-loss record in school history, tied with the record set by UTC in the 1999-2000 season, head coach Wes Moore's second at Chattanooga. The Lady Mocs' lone loss was a three-point fall at Saint Mary's (CA) at the Gaels Thanksgiving Classic. Chattanooga trailed by as much as 16 points in the second half and rebounded to get to within one with a chance to win before suffering its first loss of the season. UTC has a road win over Alabama and started the Southern Conference season with back-to-back wins over Wofford and Furman at the Roundhouse. Junior Ashlen Dewart, starting in place of injured teammate Faith Dupree, has six starts and is leading the team in scoring with 15.7 points per game. She is fourth in the league and is tops in the SoCon for field goal percentage. She is third on the team in rebounding with 6.2 per game. Senior Kayla Christopher is second on the team in scoring with 12.9 points per game and has a team-high 20 3-pointers. Junior Taylor Hall is third on the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game and has a team-high 6.4 boards/game. Kylie Lambert is second on the team in rebounding with 6.3 per game an dhas 6.9 ppg. The Lady Mocs are averaging 75 points per game and outscoring opponents by 18 per game. On the boards, UTC is averaging 42.9 rebounds per game, 3.2 more per game than its foes. Chattanooga leads the SoCon in 3-point shooting with 7.4 treys per game and are shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 from the charity stripe.
Head Coach: Terri Williams-Flournoy (Penn State, 1991)
School: 8-2/First year • Career: 151-106/Ninth season
2012-13 Overall: 8-2 • 2012-13 Conference: 0-0
The Tigers are 8-2 on the year and on a current five-game win streak. The Tigers started the season 1-1 after falling to NC State in the championship game of the Wolfpack Invitational. The team responded with instate wins over Alabama State and Alabama A&M before falling to San Diego State in the opening game of the Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder, Colo. Auburn has posted five straight wins over Texas A&M CC, Tulane, Hofstra, George Washington and Temple to give first year head coach Terri Williams-Flourney a strong start in her head coaching debut. The Tigers are averaging 72.2 points per game, outscoring opponents by 14.3 ppg. Auburn is shooting 44.2 percent from the field , 32.2 percent from the 3-point line and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. Off the glass, the Tigers average 41.1 rebounds, 3.9 more than their opponents per game and have a turnover margin of 6.6. Hasina Muhammad leads her team in scoring with 16.4 points per gameand had 5.8 rpg. Tyrese Tanner has 13.0 ppg and 4.2 rpg while Blanche Alverson is the third Auburn player in double digit scoring with 11.6 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Peyton Davis leads Auburn in rebounding with 6.0 per game while scoring 7.5 ppg and Najat Ouardad leads the team with 61 assists on the year.
LADY MOCS' DOUBLE-DOUBLE PERFORMANCES
Kayla Christopher 10p 10r vs. Alabama 12/8
Ashlen Dewart 29p 12r vs. Wofford 11/29
Kylie Lambert 18p 10r vs. Portland St. 11/23
WEEKLY HONORS PILE UP FOR DEWART
Junior Ashlen Dewart was selected the Player of the Week by the Southern Conference, College Sports Madness and NetScoutsBasketball.com for the week of Dec. 10. Dewart led five Lady Mocs in double figures with 19 points and eight rebounds in Chattanooga's win over Alabama. This is her first Player of the Week nod at Chattanooga and her fourth overall.
DEWART TOPS THE 20-PT MARK FOR FOURTH TIME
Since moving into the starting lineup on Nov. 23, junior Ashlen Dewart has scored 20 or more points four times in her six starts. She posted 23 points against Portland State at the Saint Mary's Thanksgiving Classic then posted a double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds against Wofford in the Southern Conference opener. She topped the 20-point mark for the third time in her career at UTC with 21 and seven rebounds in Chattanooga's rout of Furman at home. Her fourth 20-point performance was 22 points in Chattanooga's eighth win of the season, defeating Jacksonville State.
CHRISTOPHER NAMED SOCON STUDENT-ATHLETE
Senior Kayla Christopher was named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the week for her performance in the classroom and on the court for the week of Nov. 28. Christopher topped 1,000 points and moved to fourth all-time at UTC for 3-pointers made while maintaining a 3.56 GPA in Health and Exercise Science. She scored a season-high 27 points and drained seven 3-pointers at Saint Mary's - one shy of the school record.
CHRISTOPHER NOW 25TH MEMBER OF 1000-PT CLUB
Senior Kayla Christopher scored eight points in UTC's win over Portland State to reach her 1,000th career point. She is the 25th member of the Lady Mocs' 1,000-Point Club. She has 116 points this season for 1,075 and is 21st on the all-time chart. Through 104 games with UTC, she has made 366 field goals, of with 186 are 3-ptrs.
CHRISTOPHER CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Senior Kayla Christopher continues her climb through the Lady Mocs all-time Top 10 3-pointers made chart. She made two 3-pointers in UTC's win over Portland State to move past Miranda Warfield for fourth on the all-time list at UTC with 171. She drained a career-high seven against Saint Mary's FOR 178 and now has 186. She has moved into the Southern Conference's Top 10 joining former Lady Mocs Brooke Hand (316), Katasha Brown (216) and Jenaya Wade-Fray (214) and is ranked sixth in the history of the Southern Conference.