Chattanoogas hot shooting sends UNCG women to loss
GREENSBORO, NC – Chattanooga’s Alex Anderson posted her eighth double-double of the season and Chattanooga extended their win streak to 17 games with a 64-52 win over the UNC Greensboro women’s basketball team in Southern Conference action in Fleming Gym on Monday night.
UNCG (5-19, 3-10 SoCon) was led by sophomore Lakiah Hyson who was 3-of-5 from the floor for a team-high nine points. Brittany Frazier led the way on the glass with a team-high five rebounds. UNCG shot 32.7 percent from the field on 18-of-55 shooting. The Spartans had 33 rebounds and their bench outscored the Lady Mocs, 22-10.
“Chattanooga is a good team and they demonstrated it tonight,” head coach Lynne Agee said. “Things didn’t go the way that we wanted but I give credit to our kids, they played hard and our bench really came in and gave us a lift. We did a good job on Brooke Hand and Jenaya Wade-Fray tonight and as we keep working we’ll keep improving.”
Chattanooga (22-3, 14-0 SoCon) had two players in double figures and was led by Anderson’s 18 points and 10 rebounds. Laura Hall contributed 15 points in the win and was 3-of-3 from behind the arc. The Lady Mocs shot 46.2 percent from the field on 24-of-52 shooting and pulled down 40 rebounds in the win.
The Lady Mocs opened the second half with a 7-2 run sparked by a three-pointer from Laura Hall which extended their lead to 41-24 at the 17:30 mark. After starting the half 1-for-4, UNCG was able to pick up a little momentum with a basket in the paint from Jasmine Dixon but a foul on the other end kept the Lady Mocs lead at 45-27.
UNCG was able to get the UTC lead to less than 20 points with just under 13 minutes remaining but a three-pointer from the right side from Hand put the momentum with the Lady Mocs. UNCG was able to use an 8-0 run late to cut the lead to 50-64 but Chattanooga was able to extend the nation’s longest win streak to 17 games with the victory.
Sloppy play characterized the first half as the teams opened the game 1-for-10 through the games first three minutes. UNCG got the first bucket with a three-pointer from Kemena Brooks but Jenaya Wade-Fray quickly gave Chattanooga their first bucket on the next possession as UNCG held the 3-2 lead.
Chattanooga went on a 9-0 run to jump ahead 12-3 but a triple from Lakiah Hyson ended the five minute UNCG drought. The Spartans were able to force the Lady Mocs into four turnovers and Brooks was able to cut the lead to 14-9 at the 8:51 mark with her second three-pointer of the game.
UNCG got the lead to four points with a 4-0 run but UTC’s Alex Anderson responded with a bucket in the paint to keep the lead at 21-17 at the 4:56 mark. Hand, who started the game cold from behind the arc, got things going late with a three and Laura Hall added another three-ball to quickly push the Chattanooga lead to 27-17. Chattanooga used a 7-1 run over the final 1:16 of the half to pull ahead 34-20 at the break.
The Spartans begin a three-game road swing beginning Friday when they take on Davidson. The Spartans and Wildcats tip it off from Belk Arena at 7 pm. The game will be part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Associations “Think Pink” week.
CHATTANOOGA 64, UNCG 52
CHATTANOOGA (22-3, 14-0 SoCon)
ANDERSON, Alex 8-13 2-3 18; HALL, Laura 6-8 0-0 15; HAND, Brooke 3-9 0-0 9; MASON, LaCondra 2-2 3-4 8; HOLLINQUEST, Shanara 2-2 4-7 8; WADE-FRAY, Jenaya 2-8 0-1 4; OGAN, Erin 1-4 0-0 2; SPANN, Kristen 0-2 0-0 0; DEWART, Bailey 0-1 0-0 0; MOHR, Amy 0-2 0-0 0; HATCHETT, Tagan 0-1 0-0 0; MURRAY, Anelia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-52 9-15 64.
UNCG (5-19, 3-10 SoCon)
HYSON,Lakiah 3-5 2-5 9; DIXON,Jasmine 2-5 3-4 7; BROOKS,Kemena 2-9 0-0 6; GRIMSLEY,Gini 2-7 2-2 6; MULLINS,Ashley 2-6 0-0 5; FRAZIER,Brittany 2-6 0-0 4; FLOYD,Monique 1-3 2-2 4; SMITH,Kendra 1-4 0-0 3; GIRSTAUTAITE,Agne 1-4 1-2 3; BANNER,TaShama 1-2 1-2 3; CHAMBERLAIN,Meghan 1-4 0-0 2; LING,Ashley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-55 11-17 52.
Halftime: Chattanooga, 34-22; 3-point goals--Chattanooga 7-19 (HALL, Laura 3-3; HAND, Brooke 3-8; MASON, LaCondra 1-1; OGAN, Erin 0-2; SPANN, Kristen 0-1; DEWART, Bailey 0-1; WADE-FRAY, Jenaya 0-3), UNCG 5-12 (BROOKS,Kemena 2-4; MULLINS,Ashley 1-3; HYSON,Lakiah 1-1; SMITH,Kendra 1-3; GRIMSLEY,Gini 0-1). Fouled out--Chattanooga-None, UNCG-None. Rebounds--Chattanooga 40 (ANDERSON, Alex 10), UNCG 33 (FRAZIER,Brittany 5). Assists--Chattanooga 8 (HALL, Laura 5), UNCG 10 (FLOYD,Monique 2). Total fouls--Chattanooga 15, UNCG 16. Technical fouls--Chattanooga-None, UNCG-None. A-190
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