published Monday, January 14th, 2013

Lady Mocs hold off Cougars

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team enjoyed a 21-point lead in the second half tonight. The College of Charleston did not go quietly, eventually trimming the margin to two before the Lady Mocs held on for a 64-53 win.

Ashlen Dewart sealed the victory, UTC's 20th straight at McKenzie Arena, with a putback of her own missed free throw as time expired, giving her a game-high 26 points.

It was a veteran play, one of many down the stretch for UTC (12-3, 5-1 SoCon). Dewart scored 7 points in the final 2:53, while Kayla Christopher made six straight free throws. Christopher was 8-for-8 from the line, scored 16 points and had six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

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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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