Mocs Split Series with Wofford

The Chattanooga women fell 67-44 at Wofford Saturday afternoon at the Richardson Indoor Stadium in Southern Conference basketball action. The Mocs move to 10-8 overall and 5-4 against the conference while the Terriers retake possession of third place in the standings at 6-3 and are 10-6 on the year.

“We couldn’t put the ball in the hole,” Mocs head coach Katie Burrows said. “But the reason we couldn’t put the ball in the hole was again, we start becoming individualistic. We were settling for shots.”

Bria Dial led Chattanooga with 11 points, Abbey Cornelius chipped in eight and had a team-best six rebounds while Amaria Pugh and Anna Walker added five points each.

The Mocs got out to a 8-4 lead at the start of the game behind a four-point effort from Eboni Williams. Wofford, however, responded with a 9-0 run and took the lead on the first of two first quarter 3-pointers from Jackie Carman. Her second was the Terriers next shot, capping off the run to put the Terriers out front 13-8 with 1:30 remaining in the quarter.

Walker cut the lead to two points with a 3-pointer and Cornelius, with a driving layup, tied the game 13-13 at the end of the opening frame.

Chattanooga struggled again in the middle two quarters making just 4-of-20 field goals, adding a pair of 3-pointers and shooting 6-of-8 from the free throw line over the two periods. Wofford outscored UTC 37-16 and carried a 50-29 lead in to the final quarter.

In the fourth, the Mocs took advantage of turnovers and grabbed defensive rebounds to put together a 7-0 run and get as close as 52-38 midway through the quarter, but the Terriers’ Jamari McDavid put together her own run and gained back six points to make it 58-38 with 4:01 to play.

Burrows put in her reserves and got a 3-pointer from Pare Pene and a layup from Ruona Uwusiaba to close out the game.