The Bulls, 6-2, rolled past Chattanooga, winning 61 to 33 on a historic afternoon. The Bulls remained undefeated at home and Alisia Jenkins became the program’s all time rebounding leader in the process.
In the first half, the Bulls led 29 to 17 after a slow start in the first quarter (the Chattanooga defense made life tough early). USF shot 32% from the field, but had the rebounding edge at 23 to 15 and committed just 4 turnovers compared to 10 for the Mocs. For the game, the Bulls ended the game shooting 32% for the afternoon (just 26% for Chattanooga) and were 14 to 15 from the free throw line (just 5 of 6 for the Mocs). The Bulls won the rebounding battle at 50 to 39 and had just 9 turnovers to 17 for the Mocs. It was a slow scoring, defensive battle, but the Bulls had more than enough firepower to get the victory.
Courtney Williams led the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Alisia Jenkins ended the game with 8 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 steals. She passed Wanda Guyton who held the rebounding record at 1077 and now holds it all to herself (super impressive). Laura Ferreira had 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Laia Flores had 2 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds. Shalethia Stringfield had 8 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds off the bench. Kitija Laksa had 12 points (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 5 rebounds, adding a nice spark to the offense late in the game. It was a solid game overall for the Bulls as Jenkins made history and the Bulls got another win in the column.
The Bulls will travel to Northern Colorado on Tuesday (game begins at 9 PM) for their next tough game.