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Lady Mocs make it four in a row with rout of Belmont

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB/UTC) -- It's all starting to come together for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team.

Taylor Hall led three Lady Mocs in double figures and the UTC defense continued to stifle opponents in a 75-42 rout of Belmont on Thursday night at McKenzie Arena.

Chattanooga (6-3) has now won four in a row, holding all four opponents to 46 points or less in the process.

"I think we're 'getting it' now," senior forward Whitney Hood said. "We're buying into what coach (Wes) Moore is saying. We're playing together and we're playing hard."

The Lady Mocs used 14 different players, and all but one of them entered the scoring column. Hall led the way with 13 points, and added five rebounds and three assists. Kylie Lambert chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds, and Kayla Christopher scored ten points, all in the first half.

"This was a good team win," Moore said. "It seemed like everyone that went did something to contribute. I thought the second half, offensively, we really clicked. You can't really say anything bad about the defense when they holding people where they are.

"We still have some work to do in things that we can clean up, but overall we had good effort and it was a good win."

UTC opened the game with a 10-4 run and pushed the lead to 29-14 with 5:18 to play. Chattanooga went scoreless for the rest of the half, but still led by eleven at the break.

The Lady Mocs took complete control in the second half with a 25-4 run and led by as many as 34 before emptying the bench. UTC shot a scorching 62.5 percent in the second half, making 15-of-24 attempts and was 4-for-6 from beyond the arc.

Hood just missed a double-double with nine points and eight boards, and Meghan Downes came off the bench to finish with seven points, four rebounds and two assists.

Belmont was led in scoring by Scottsboro, Alabama, native Haley Nelson, who had a game-high 20 points and team-best six rebounds. Former Cleveland High standout Cacy Burtnett added one point and five rebounds for the Bruins.

Chattanooga outrebounded the Bruins 42-32 with 11 offensive boards and scored 18 points off 14 Belmont turnovers. Chattanooga's bench was productive with 29 points to the Bruins five.

The Lady Mocs return to action Monday night at the Roundhouse hosting SoCon foe Western Carolina in a 7:00 p.m. ET tip.

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