published Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lady Mocs beat Samford

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team quickly overcame a rare halftime deficit and beat Samford 60-46 tonight at McKenzie Arena. It was the Southern Conference-leading Lady Mocs’ ninth consecutive win.

UTC (19-3, 12-1 SoCon) closed the game on an 18-6 run during the final 9:49. The strong finish came after a poor-shooting first half that led to a 25-22 Samford lead. It was the first time UTC had trailed at the half of a league game this season.

Kayla Christopher led all scorers with 18 points, going 4-for-7 from 3-point range. Tatianna Jackson added 10 points, five rebounds and three steals off the bench. Taylor Hall had four points and 10 rebounds.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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