Chattanooga, Tenn. – Janie Miles scored a season high 17 points on five made three-point baskets, tying her career high, but it was not enough for the Blue Hose who fell to Chattanooga 71-51 on Saturday morning.
Players of the Game:
Miles scored her season high 17 points giving her 33 over the last two games. She scored the 17 points on five made three pointers, tying her single game high, and going 2-2 from the charity stripe. Cortney Storey made it 12 straight games in double figures dating back to last season, she also dished out a season high eight assists. Kiara Jackson recorded a season and career high six points and seven rebounds to lead the Blue Hose and Ericka Blackwell-Boyden tied her career high with four.
Stat of the Game:
The Blue Hose were outrebounded by a 37-27 margin which led to a 10-4 advantage in second chance points and a 34-18 advantage in points in the paint.
How it happened:
The first couple of minutes were back and forth, Blackwell-Boyden hit a jumper with 6:46 to play in the first quarter tying the game at 4-4. Chattanooga then went on a 7-0 run over the next two minutes before Storey’s layup made it 11-6. Miles hit a three with 53 seconds to play in the first quarter cutting the deficit to 15-11. Over the remaining 53 seconds and all of the second quarter the Mocs would go on 15-5 run to make it a 30-16 game at the half.
Miles would get hot in the third quarter as she hit her two free throws and then made back to back three point shots over a two-minute stretch. Riley Hemm hit a three point shot with 3:03 to play in the third, that cut the Chattanooga lead to seven at 36-29.
Chattanooga would respond with a layup and free throw immediately following and the Blue Hose could never get within single digits. The offense picked up for both teams in the second half as the Blue Hose would score 35 points.
For the Record:
The Blue Hose fall to 1-3 while the Mocs improve to 1-3.
Miles finished the day with five made three-point shots tying her career high, she last made five threes at North Carolina Central in the 2014-15 season.
Miles scored a season high 17 points giving her 33 over the last two games.
Storey tallied a season high eight assists versus Chattanooga.
Storey scored in double figures for the fourth straight game to start the season and 12 straight overall dating to last season.
Jackson had her best performance scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds, both career highs.
Blackwell-Boyden tied her career high with four rebounds. She had four at Winthrop on January 21, 2017.
The Blue Hose come home to face Kennesaw State at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The Owls and Blue Hose have played six times with four being decided by five points or fewer.