Raven Thompson Scores Another Double-Double in Mocs 74-60 Win Over Georgia State

(gomocs.com) ATLANTA, Ga. — Chattanooga wasted no time getting on the board Wednesday night in its 74-60 win at Georgia State.

The Mocs won the tip and after a couple of passes, Sigrun Olafsdottir drained a 3-pointer from the right side to give the Mocs the lead for good and sparking a 12-0 run. Yazz Wazeerud-Din added another three from the other side to make it 6-0 less than a minute into the contest.

Raven Thompson capped off the run with the next six points, giving the Mocs a 12-0 lead, and it’s largest  run of the game, with 7:05 left in the first quarter. UTC was 8-of-13 from the field in the opening period and shot 75 percent (3-4) from the 3-point line.

Chattanooga led wire-to-wire and were out in front by as much as 23 points late in the fourth quarter. Raven Thompson recorded her second double-double with a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead all scorers. She was one of four Mocs in double digits on the night.

Wazeerud-Din added 19. Abbey Cornelius had 14 and Addie Grace Porter chipped in 13.

The Mocs started the second quarter outscoring the Panters 12-4 over the first half of the period and carried a 35-26 lead into the half.

The Panthers would keep the Mocs advantage in the single digits for most of the third quarter, but UTC would finally pull away with a 10-0 run late in the frame and led 55-39 headed into the fourth.

Chattanooga didn’t let up in the fourth, keeping its lead into double figures throughout. A spurt of six points put UTC out front 67-45 with 5:10 to play. UTC would score five more points compared to GUS’s four for its largest lead of the game, 72-49 with 2:45 remaining.

Georgia State made a late run, but couldn’t get close enough, scoring 11 straight on the Mocs in the final two minutes, getting only as close as 12 points.

Georgia State drops to 4-5 on the year. Chattanooga improves to 6-3 overall and will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday to face the Crimson Tide in a 1:00 p.m. Eastern time tip off.

 

FROM THE HEAD COACH

On the Mocs fast start

“I think what a start, you know, 10-0, and we executed well, we had some energy to us. We say that all the time you got to start off well because you don’t want to be on the other side of that, I know that, but they came back punching and I thought our kids with withheld it. It’s a good way in any any wins a good one a road win especially and proud of that locker room.”

 

TOP STATS

– Chattanooga shot above 50 percent for the first time this season and scored a season-high 74 points.

– Raven Thompson recorded her second double-double of the year with a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds.

– Four players scored in double figures. Addie Grace Porter had a season-high for scoring.

– Chattanooga is 14-4 all-time against the Panthers and 8-2 in Atlanta. This was the first meeting for the two teams in the newly constructed Convocation Center.

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