CLINTON, S.C. – Chattanooga bested the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team 56-48 Friday afternoon at the Templeton Center in Clinton, S.C. With the loss, the Blue Hose fall to 2-9 on the season, while the Mocs improve to 6-8.
Players of the Game
The Blue Hose were led by Cortney Storey, who totaled 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field. The guard was 1-of-4 from beyond the arc and added two rebounds, three assists, and four steals in the loss.
Jasmine Joyner paced the Mocs with a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double performance. The center went 7-of-14 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the charity stripe, and added five blocks and three steals on defense.
Stat of the Game
PC totaled eight steals on the day, the team’s second most this season. The Blue Hose had 12 in a November 28 loss at East Carolina.
How It Happened
The Mocs scored the opening basket and added a free throw, but PC took the lead with back-to-back three-pointers by Storey and Allie Wagner. The visitors then scored eight unanswered to take an 11-8 lead at the 1:59 mark. The Blue Hose wrestled back control with a 6-0 run of their own and finished the quarter with a 14-12 advantage.
PC led for most of the second quarter before Chattanooga connected from out deep to even the score at 21-21. A Janie Miles three-pointer put PC ahead 24-23 with 1:40 remaining, but the Mocs made a late layup to take a 25-24 lead at the break.
Queen Alford’s three-pointer ignited a 10-1 run by the visitors to start the second half. A Taylor Petty layup and Salina Virola jumper cut the lead to 35-29 with 4:02 on the clock, but the Mocs pulled away with another 8-0 run.
In the fourth, PC slowly chipped away at the Mocs’ lead. After a layup put Chattanooga up 52-42, Storey made a jumper and Petty hit a deep ball to get the Blue Hose to within five. With only :48 left to play, however, the Mocs played keep away and converted all four of their charity shots to grab the win.
- Following Storey in scoring for the Blue Hose was Virola with nine points, while Miles and Petty each contributed seven points.
- Aianna Kelly pulled down a season-high five boards in the loss. The guard added a pair of steals on defense, her first of the season.
- PC’s bench outscored Chattanooga’s 13-2. Additionally, the Blue Hose led in points off turnovers (18-15) and in second-chance points (6-5).
Presbyterian wraps up its three-game home stand and opens Big South Conference play on January 3 as the Blue Hose host Longwood for a 7 p.m. ET contest.