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Chattanooga edges ETSU women in regular-season finale

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 29, 2020 at 11:15 PM

CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga made six free throws in the final minute to pull out a 69-65 win over the East Tennessee State women’s basketball team in Saturday’s regular-season finale at the McKenzie Arena.

ETSU’s Micah Scheetz tied the game at 63 with a little over a minute to go, but the Lady Mocs were fouled on the next possession and made a pair of go-ahead free throws.

After the Bucs failed to convert on the other end and were forced to foul, Chattanooga put the game away to earn a regular-season sweep of its Southern Conference rivals.

Scheetz led ETSU (9-20, 4-10) with a game-high 21 points and three assists. E’Lease Stafford joined Scheetz with 21 points, while Shynia Jackson finished with 14 points.

The homestanding Mocs had a 33-6 advantage in free-throw attempts. Bria Dial led Chattanooga’s scoring output with 19 points while Abbey Cornelius totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Eboni Williams and Lakelyn Bouldin each scored a dozen.

Overall, Chattanooga held the advantage inside, outscoring ETSU 32-20 in the paint and winning the rebounding battle 35-27.

ETSU, the No. 6 seed in the Southern Conference tournament, will play third-seeded UNC Greensboro on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. in Asheville.

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