UTC Women Dial Up 60-48 Road Win Over UNC Asheville
(gomocs.com) ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Freshman Raven Thompson recorded her first career double-double Wednesday afternoon to lead Chattanooga to a 60-48 win over UNC Asheville in non-conference women’s basketball action at Kimmel Arena.
Thompson had career-highs for scoring (20) and rebounding (12) with nine on the offensive end, to lead to the Mocs to a second straight win. She was 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. She was joined in double figures by Yazz Wazeerud-Din with 16 and Addie Grace Porter with 11.
The Mocs 34.6 percent in the opening half and was 11-of-26 (42.3%) in the second, edging the Bulldogs by two in the latter half. Chattanooga found its way in the fourth quarter, outscoring UNC Asheville 17-8 in the frame and never losing the lead.
The Bulldogs were able to get to within one point twice in the final period, cutting the Mocs’ lead to 45-44 with 5:43 to play.
Porter, Abbey Cornelius and Thompson would combine for the next nine points, pulling away from UNCA 54-44 with 2:28 remaining. Asheville cut into the lead over the next minute-and-a-half to make it a 54-48 game with 57 second on the clock.
The Bulldogs put the Mocs on the line three times in the final minute with Porter (2-2) and Cornelius (4-4) going perfect to put the game out of reach.
UNC Asheville evens its record at 2-2. Chattanooga improves to 4-3 on the year and will take on King University Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. tip.
QUOTE FROM THE HEAD COACH
“Raven did a phenomenal job for us today. She has all year, but today she really stood out. We struggle to finish plays at times, but Raven seemed to come up with every offensive rebound when we needed it most. I’m proud of her to get over the hump and finish with a double-double today. She had been flirting with one all year.”