Score: Chattanooga 65 - Western Carolina 51
Records: Western Carolina 6-19, 2-9 SoCon, Chattanooga 18-7, 9-2 SoCon
Location: Ramsey Center - Cullowhee, N.C.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball fell 65-51 to Chattanooga Saturday in the Ramsey Center on senior day.
Chattanooga out-scored Western Carolina 27-10 in the fourth period to pull away from the Catamounts after trailing 41-38 after the third period.
With the game tied at 45, with 7:21 left, the Mocs went on an 8-0 run. Overall, Chattanooga close out the game on a 20-6 run with Western Carolina going over three minutes without scoring.
Western Carolina led at the half 29-24 and carried a three point, 41-38 lead into the fourth period, however Chattanooga scored 27 fourth period points to seal the win. The Catamounts could only muster 20 points in the four period.
Western Carolina did not have a double figure scorer for the first time this season. The Catamounts were led by Sherae Bonner with eight points and eight rebounds. Chattanooga was led by Queen Alford and Keiana Gilbert's 16 points and Jasmine Joyner followed with 13.
Chattanooga outscored Western Carolina 20-6 in the final seven minutes of the game, after the two teams were tied at 45, to pick up the win.
- Bonner had eight points and eight rebounds.
- Easter had eight points after failing to score against ETSU on Thursday.
- Alford and Gilbert each had 16 points for Chattanooga.
Inside the Box Score
- Western Carolina had 15 turnovers leading to 21 Chattanooga points.
- Western Carolina edged Chattanooga in the rebound column 34-32.
- Chattanooga shot 44.1 percent from the field while WCU shot 40.7 percent.
- The two teams combined for 17 trips to the free throw line with Chattanooga 8-of-0 and Western Carolina 5-of-7.
- Chattanooga had eight blocks in the game.
- The score was tied eight times and the lead changed seven times.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina is suffering through a four-game losing streak.
- The Catamounts will play its final three games of the season on the road.
- Lindsay Simpson had her consecutive games with a three-pointer snapped at 13.
- Western Carolina has scored under 60 points the last four games. - Western Carolina has hit at least on three-pointer in all 24 games.
- For the second straight game Western Carolina has led at the half only to lose the game.
Western Carolina hits the road for a three-game road swing beginning Thursday for a 6 p.m. tip-off at Wofford.
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