MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA • JOHNSON ARENA
6:00 PM EST • RADIO: ESPN 105.1 FM
SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA (17-3, 10-1 SoCon)
The Lady Mocs, 17-3 on the year, remain tied with Davidson at the top of the Southern Conference standings with a 10-1 SoCon record after a close win at Furman Saturday afternoon. Chattanooga has the largest scoring margin in the SoCon outscoring opponents by an average 13.3 points per game. UTC averages 68.6 points per game and allows opponents just 55.3 points. From the field, Chattanooga is shooting 41.5 percent and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. Beyond the arc, the Lady Mocs are second in the SoCon with 6.6 per game and average 31.3 percent. On the boards UTC is averaging 39.4 boards and give up 37.2 per game. Chattanooga ranks first in the SoCon in turnover margin (+5) and assist-turnover ratio (14.8-14.0), third for assists (14.8) fourth in steals (10.0) and 10th for blocked shots (2.4).
Junior Ashlen Dewart (Spartanburg, S.C.) leads the SoCon in field goal percentage making 52.2 percent of her attempts, is third in the league in scoring with 15.6 points per game and leads the Lady Mocs with 6.2 rebounds per game. Senior Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.) is second on the team in scoring and 12th in the league with 12.6 points per game and climbing the scoring chart with 1,210 career points. She is second in the SoCon for 3-point field goal percentage, making 41.8 percent of her attempts and third for 3-pointers made with 2.1 per game. She leads the conference with a 1.9 assist-turnover ratio and is eighth in the league with a 78.4 free throw percentage. Junior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) is third on the team in scoring with 9.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Senior Kylie Lambert (Etowah, Tenn.) is second on the team, 12th in the SoCon, in rebounding with 6.0 per game.
SCOUTING WOFFORD (6-13, 1-10 SoCon)
The Terriers are 6-13 overall and 1-10 in league play with a win over College of Charleston and fell to Appalachian State in double overtime earlier this season. Wofford is eighth in the SoCon with 56.2 points per game and give up 61.7 to its opponents. From the field, the Terriers shoot 36.6 percent and are 24.2 percent from the 3-point arc. From the free throw line, Wofford is shooting 62.9 percent and are ninth in 3-point shooting with 3.8 per game. On the boards, they are seventh in the league with 37.7 rebounds per game and sixth on rebounding defense giving up 39.3 an outing. Wofford averages 9.6 steals per game and 2.8 blocked shots.
Morgan Wrightson leads the Terriers with 13.2 points per game and Daniella Motley, 15th in the league, is second in scoring with 12.4 points per game while her 9.9 rebounds/game is second in the SoCon. Motley is shooting 45.2 percent and averages 1.5 blocked shots per game. Rachel Brittenham is second on the team in rebounding with 4.4 per game and third in the SoCon for assists with 4.1/game while averaging 2.1 steals.
Chattanooga leads the series with Wofford 37-2 including a 31 game win streak dating back to December 5, 1999, the start of Wes Moore's second season at UTC. On the road the Lady Mocs are 16-0 against the Terriers and 32-1 in the Wes Moore era. Wofford's two wins both came in the Southern Conference tournament in back-to-back years. The first was in 1998 in Craig Parrott's last year at Chattanooga and the next was Moore's first season.
THE LAST TIME THEY MET...
In the last meeting between the two teams, the Lady Mocs came away with a 68-54 victory led by Ashlen Dewart's season-best 29 points and 12 rebounds. Kayla Christopher had 16 points in the win with a pair of 3-pointers and was 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Taylor Hall dished out five assists, snared four steals and had eight rebounds. UTC shot 41 percent from the field, 26.7 percent from the 3-point line and struggled at the free throw line making just 14-of-27. Chattanooga outrebounded the Terriers 50-31 and had 13 steals. Wofford was led by Rachel Brittenham with 17 points, six assists and four steals. Daniella Motley had 12 points and five rebounds in the loss while Jordan Frazier had eight points and four rebounds. Khadijah Joyner had four blocked shots in the game and seven rebounds. The Terriers shot 37.3 percent from the field and 26.1 percent (6-23) from the 3-point line while sinking all four free throw attempts.