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.
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.