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Chattanooga Rolls Up Furman, 83-40

Teshia Griswold
Teshia Griswold

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. -- Ashlen Dewart scored 21 points and Chattanooga used hot shooting and dominating rebounding work to blow past Furman, 83-40, in Southern Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at McKenzie Arena.

Chattanooga (6-1, 2-0 SoCon) blistered the nets at a 55.9 percent clip, connecting on 33-of-59 shots, and racked up a 45-27 advantage on the boards on the way to claiming their 11th straight victory over Furman (3-3, 0-1 SoCon) in Chattanooga.

Dewart found the mark on 9-of-13 shots and added three free throws for her 21 points.  The junior forward also claimed seven rebounds for the Mocs, who also got 14 points from Alex Black and 12 from Kayla Christopher.

Furman's Teshia Griswold led all scorers with 20 points.

Griswold made 5-of-13 shots, but her teammates combined for just eight field goals as the Paladins converted only 13-of-55 attempts (23.6 percent), going just 2-for-23 from the field over the game's final 20 minutes.

Furman trailed 44-28 at halftime and then saw Chattanooga open the second half with a 15-0 run that put the Mocs in total control.  Alex Black's 3-pointer at the 14:31 mark stretched UTC's advantage to 59-28.

A pair of Brittany Hodges free throws with 14:09 accounted for Furman's only points over the first eight minutes of the second half.

Furman plays at Samford on Monday in a 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. CT game).