CULLOWHEE, N.C. -The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team clinched third place in the Southern Conference today with a 59-47 win at Western Carolina.
The Lady Mocs finish the regular season with a record of 16-13, 13-7 in league play. Whitney Hood, the SoCon scoring leader from start to finish this season, led UTC with 18 points, 10 rebounds and a game-high four assists.
UTC led 52-45 with 3:29 to play before closing the game on a 7-2 run.
Western Carolina (8-21, 6-14) outrebounded UTC 45-36 and had 16 offensive rebounds, but the Catamounts shot just 25.8 percent from the field and managed only 4 second-chance points.
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