Feb. 23, 2013
<.b>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Western Carolina women's basketball (7-19, 5-12 Southern Conference) was dropped by Chattanooga (24-3, 17-1 SoCon) 81-39 Saturday in McKenzie Arena.
The Catamounts and Lady Mocs were tied early, 2-2, after the first media timeout. Western Carolina drew and early 5-4 lead after 1-of-2 free throws by Alex Abraham but then Chattanooga turned it up.
Chattanooga went on a 21-0 run from the second media timeout until a little over nine minutes left in the first half to all but run away with the game. Freshman guard Lindsay Simpson ended the Chattanooga scoring streak with a field goal at the 9:04 mark.
Western Carolina trailed Chattanooga 41-11 at the half after the Lady Mocs ended the first 20 minutes on a 16-2 run in the final eight minutes.
The Lady Mocs continued their scoring in the second half, outscoring the Catamounts 40-28.
Freshman forward Erika Joseph scored in double figures for the first time in her Catamount career with 10 points. Fellow freshman Lindsay Simpson had seven points in the contest.
Closing out the game, freshman Lindsey Burleson scored the first points of her Catatamount career and also logged a pair of blocks.
Western Carolina completes its two-game road swing at Samford at 8 p.m. EST Monday.