published Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Guards key UTC victory

ELON, N.C.—Kayla Christopher scored 21 points and fellow guard Tenisha Townsend made seven free throws in the final minute to help the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team to a 73-63 win Monday night at Elon.

The victory put the Lady Mocs alone in third place in the Southern Conference standings with one game remaining. UTC (15-13, 12-7), which has won five of its past six games, wraps up its regular season Saturday at Western Carolina.

The Lady Mocs trailed Elon 28-24 at halftime and took the lead for good on a Bailey Dewart 3-pointer with 15:22 remaining. Townsend finished with 13 points, going 9-for-11 from the line, and six rebounds.

Christopher hit four 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds. Kylie Lambert added 12 points and five rebounds, while Taylor Hall scored all eight of her points in the final 8:30.

Whitney Hood, the SoCon's leading scorer, sat out much of the first half with two fouls and fouled out of the game with 1:28 to play. She finished with five points, two rebounds and four turnovers in 20 minutes of action.

Ali Ford led Elon (17-11, 11-8) with 13 points.

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