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Gene Henley

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The group looked mismatched on the court together, and they were.

The quintet was pieced together through a four-year process. Now this afternoon at McKenzie Arena, five University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seniors will play their final women's basketball home game.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — "Dance with the one who brought you."

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team didn't have the ideal start in its Southern Conference home game Friday evening against Elon, but there was plenty to be excited about at the finish.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team didn't have the ideal start in its Southern Conference home game Friday evening against Elon, but there was plenty to be excited about at the finish.

Taylor Hall will reflect fondly upon her career as a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball player someday. It will be one full of records and a place as an all-time great in the illustrious history of the program.

DeVante Jones knew the shot was going in when he shot it. So did Brainerd coach Levar Brown.

With Taylor Hall slowed with some sickness Monday evening and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s 19-game women’s basketball winning streak in serious jeopardy against Samford in Birmingham, coach Jim Foster needed somebody who was going to hit a couple shots and alleviate the load of the standout forward.

The adversity came late for Brainerd in the Region 3-AA boys' basketball semifinals Tuesday night. It came much earlier for Tyner.

Their styles are nothing alike, but University of Tennessee at Chattanooga point guards Chelsey Shumpert and Alicia "Red" Payne have found a way to mesh their styles together this season.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Throughout the course of the season, the Cleveland basketball team has been scrapping to find ways to win.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — It was going to take an outside combination for the Bradley Central girls' basketball team to crack the code of the Rhea County defense early in their Region 3-AAA quarterfinal Friday. Chelsie Summars and Emma Kate Brown provided that.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland freshman post Amber Morman might have played her last basketball game of the season Monday evening, when the Lady Raiders lost to Walker Valley in the District 5-AAA consolation game.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — If the Walker Valley basketball Mustangs were professional wrestlers, their favorite move would either be the "Sleeper" or maybe the "Okie-Doke." They keep luring people to sleep in terms of opponents' expectations of them.

Russ Huesman has agreed to a three-year contract extension that would keep him as the head coach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team through the 2018 season, the university announced Wednesday.

Experience was a factor down the stretch of the District 5-AAA tournament boys' championship game Tuesday, and Walker Valley had a lot more of it at the end.

Chelsie Summars has had a long road to recovery. The Bradley Central junior point guard has suffered through a couple of painful ACL tears — in the same knee — during the past 20 months, and there still are questions about whether she'll fully become the player she once was projected to be.

If there was supposed to be any loss of production from the center position when Faith Dupree got hurt against Davidson on Feb. 1, that notion was lost upon the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team earned the Southern Conference regular-season title Saturday with a 71-54 victory over Furman in Greenville, S.C.

Cleveland basketball coach Jason McCowan knew he wanted the ball in the hands of Kendrick Thompson late in the Blue Raiders' District 5-AAA semifinal against Ooltewah.

Walker Valley has done this dance before.

With the National Premier Soccer League growing on a yearly basis, so is the schedule for the Chattanooga Football Club. CFC enters the 2014 season with its largest schedule to date -- and hopes there are a few more games yet to be added.

Watching the Marcus Smart situation unfold Saturday evening brought back some similar memories to Josh Deming. They weren't good ones, either.

On one hand, it's been a struggle for coach Tim McPhail and the McMinn County girls' basketball team this season, indicated by their 0-13 record in nondistrict play. On the other hand, though, is McMinn's district play -- a completely different story.

It's taken a while, but it seems as though Alex Black has gotten the shooting guard thing down pretty well.

It’s taken a while, but it seems as though Alex Black has gotten the shooting guard thing down pretty well.

The run is going to come. You just don't know when.

It might have been "throwback day" at Maclellan Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team, but pretty soon it felt just any other game: The Mocs won.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team improved to 20-3 with a wire-to-wire, 69-41 win over Appalachian State on "throwback day" at Maclellan Gymnasium.

As much as basketball is about making shots, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's game this afternoon against Southern Conference foe Appalachian State could come down to who is able to corral the most misses.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland girls' basketball coach Mindy Kiser hopes her team is a little more like the version she saw Friday night against Ooltewah, and not so much like the one she saw the first time the teams matched up this season.

EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — After years of struggling, the Rhea County girls' basketball program has improved its record in each of the past five seasons. Things weren't made any easier for the Lady Eagles this season, as they moved into District 6-AAA, where each of the other five programs have participated in at least one state tournament in their histories — something the Lady Eagles have never experienced.

The Trevecca Nazarene women's soccer program continued its recent raid of the Chattanooga area, plucking midfielder Mackenzie Nadeau from Notre Dame and Grace Academy goalkeeper Abbey Bosco.

It became evident early Tuesday evening that it was going to be Megan Lewis's night, when the Silverdale Baptist Academy guard hit her first shot. Then she hit her second -- then a few more.

Jasmine Joyner blocks shots.

For the Baylor boys' basketball team Saturday evening, it was as simple as hitting free throws.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team used a hot-shooting first half to build a double-digit advantage and cruised to a 76-62 win over Davidson in an important Southern Conference game Saturday.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In the not-so-far past, Austin Herink would be the example of a prototypical quarterback. As football offenses have shifted to more of a read-option style — with the quarterback equally capable of running and passing — the Cleveland High School senior is now more of a throwback.

With all the attention about home winning streaks and milestone victories, what's been overshadowed in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball Mocs' season has been their success in conference play, as well as on the road.

JASPER, Tenn. -- Without Preston Pickett, the Marion County basketball Warriors won the District 6-A tournament championship and advanced to the region quarterfinals last year. With him back this season, they hope he's worth at least one added win -- and even more.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster treated the weeks, days and even minutes leading up to Saturday's Southern Conference game against visiting Samford just like he would any other game.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women claimed a 61-50 victory over Samford Saturday afternoon, earning head coach Jim Foster his 800th career victory.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster has sidestepped questions concerning his next victory for the past two weeks. It's not something that concerns the 36-year coaching veteran.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — It didn't take too long for Cleveland senior Kendrick Thompson to reach his initial goal Friday night against rival Bradley Central.

The game meant nothing in terms of district races or championships, but the emotion that Meigs County girls' basketball coach Jason Powell showed after his team defeated McMinn Central on Tuesday showed that the game meant a lot.

For the moment, 6:30 is far more important to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster than 800. Yet the latter figure will get far more attention than the former in the next several days.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women had a strong defensive effort today, eventually pulling away from Furman in claiming a 62-44 Southern Conference victory at McKenzie Arena.

Unlike her fellow seniors, Ashlen Dewart has never lost a home game as a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball player. Yet, like those classmates, she has twice experienced the pain of defeat in McKenzie Arena.

Everybody played. Everybody scored. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster couldn't have drawn it up any better.

Like for some of her teammates, it took a while for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior guard Alex Black to get accustomed to the new offense coach Jim Foster brought with him when he took over last spring. Once the calendar turned over to 2014, Black has taken her game to another level.

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