Women’s basketball in Alabama Saturday afternoon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The Chattanooga women’s basketball team meets Alabama in Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Mocs in Alabama
Time: 1:00 p.m. East
Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Video: SEC Network+
Audio: WFLI | The university app
Live Stats: GoMocs.com

CHATTANOOGA vs. ALABAMA

The Mocs and Tide are even locked together in row 6-6. UTC leads the series 4-3 at home and the two are tied 2-2 in Tuscaloosa while Alabama won the game with the lone neutral site.

THE LAST TIME THEY MET

Chattanoogas Abbey of Cornelius reached her career high with a double-double at McKenzie Arena in the Mocs’ 80-64 loss to Alabama in women’s basketball. Cornelius fell behind as team-best with 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her second double-dip of the year. She added four assists in the game and had a block. The Mocs kept up with the tide in the first half, leveling the game nine times and taking a 27-23 lead when they went by 6-0 Amaria Pugh who scored a season high of 12 points. The goals bounced a few times in the rest of the quarter and the two teams went into the locker room tied 33-33. Chattanooga took back the lead to start the second half behind Cornelius and Pugh and went ahead 37-33. However, Alabama went on a 10-2 run and overcame the Mocs at 43-39 with 5:32 to go in the frame. Sigrun Olafsdottir hit a layup to make it a 43-41 game at 4:04, but the Tide took control of the game with a 12-0 run, his longest, and led 55-41 with 1:07 im third . In the fourth quarter, the Mocs responded with a 21-point performance powered by 10 points from Cornelius. Dena Jarrells was 3-of-6 from range and was the third UTC player in double digits with 11 points. Chattanooga shot 48 percent in the first half and was 21 of 57 for the game and 5 of 18 from the 3-point line. JaMya Mingo-Young had a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds. She was 9 out of 15 on the field and 8 out of 9 in the charity strip. Khyla Wade-Warren was the only other Tide player in double digits with 11 points. Alabama was 29 of 61 for the game with three 3-pointers and made 19 of 26 from the streak. The Mocs had a season low with 11 errors that turned into 21 points for Alabama while the Mocs had 11 of 10 Tide errors. The Tide won the Battle of the Boards 42-31, scoring 16 second chance points on 13 offensive rebounds. The Mocs had 11 points on nine boards on offense.

RAVEN THOMPSON DESERVES TWO PLAYER OF THE WEEK nods

student in the first year Raven Thompson set career numbers against UNC Asheville and King University to be named Southern Conference and Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. She had her first double-double with career-high points (20) and rebounds (12). Three days later, she narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and a career-high 16 rebounds. She averaged 14.5 points and 14 rebounds that week.

CORNELIUS WAS AWARDED THE SOCON STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Senior Abbey of Cornelius received her fifth Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honor. Cornelius has a 3.97 GPA in Chattanooga’s MBA program. She averaged 10 points and seven rebounds last week and recorded her 15th career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against King.

MILESTONES APPROACHING

Senior Abbey of Cornelius is in its fifth season and is making its way into the record books. With 985 career points, she is approaching the Mocs 1,000 point club. She would be the 30th member. She’s chasing another milestone with 745 career rebounds. This puts her in 11th place all-time. If she can make 55 more grabs by the end of the season, she would be 10th at UTC to hit the 800 mark.

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