GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Chattanooga women’s basketball team captured another Southern Conference victory on Saturday afternoon at Fleming Stadium with a lopsided victory over UNC Greensboro.
Lady Mocs head coach Wes Moore went to his bench early and often in his team’s 76-46 rout over the 3-9 Spartans. Senior Kayla Christopher finished with a game-high 19 points to lead UTC (10-2, 0-2 SoCon), while all 10 of Chattanooga’s players scored in the one-sided win.
Christopher, who shot 8 of 12 from the field — 3 of 7 from 3-point range — and also collected three assists, three steals and two rebounds, while junior Ashlen Dewart, the reining SoCon Player of Month, added 14 points and six boards.
The Lady Mocs, who never trailed in the contest, used a 15-0 first-half run to take a 24-8 advantage with 8:26 remaining, but UNCG cut its deficit to 24-18 minutes later with a sizeable run of its own. However, UTC concluded the first half with 12 unanswered, and cruised into the locker rooms with a 36-20 lead.
It was far more one-sided in the final 20 minutes, though.
Chattanooga increased its lead to 23 around the 17-minute mark before UNCG made its final charge, pulling to within 15 on three straight free-throws by Jarae Savage with 12:40 left.
That was as close as the Spartans would come as the Lady Mocs buried them down the stretch, eventually growing their lead to 30 on the game’s final basket by freshman Tatianna Jackson with 25 seconds remaining.
Jackson scored eight points on 4 of 6 shooting, while sophomore Ka’Vonne Towns and junior Alex Black each added nine. Savage led the Lady Spartans with 14 points along with teammate Janae’ Stevenson, and Lucy Mason also scored in double figures with 13.