CHATTANOOGA (UTC) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Kayla Christopher hit the go-ahead free throws with 33 seconds left to help the Lady Mocs grab a key 59-55 win over visiting Appalachian State in Southern Conference play at McKenzie Arena Saturday night.
The Lady Mocs improved to 16-3 on the year and 9-1 in SoCon play to remain in first in the league standings by a half game over Davidson (8-1). The Mountaineers drop just their fourth game of the season, second in the SoCon, to move to 12-4 overall and 6-2 in league play.
Taylor Hall led four UTC players in double figures with 15 points and helped seal the win in the closing seconds. Hall grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled after the Lady Mocs missed two free throws with three seconds left. She calmly hit two from the charity stripe to provide the four-point margin of victory.
Hall also added 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season for the Lady Mocs, who won their 21st consecutive home game dating back to last year.
Ashlen Dewart also finished with a double-double, matching her season-best 12 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Christopher and Kylie Lambert, who missed Wednesday's win with shin splints, each added 11 points.
Maryah Sydnor and Katie Mallow each had 12 points to lead the Mountaineers.
Chattanooga will return to action next weekend with a pair of road games. The Lady Mocs will take on Furman Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in a game that will be tape-delayed by CSS. The game will air Sunday at Noon.
Information provided by UTC Sports Media Relations and GoMocs.com.