CHATTANOOGA, TN – Fulfilling early expectations as a powerful mid-major squad, Chattanooga was in control from start to finish against McNeese State in the opening round of the 2015 Preseason WNIT.
The Mocs (1-0) will play at Indiana in Round 2, with tipoff set for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET. The Cowgirls will play next week in the event’s consolation round.
Chattanooga’s largest lead was 25 points. McNeese State only shot two free throws and lost the rebounding battle, 43-28, while shooting just 37 percent from the field.
Keiana Gilbert came through with 19 points and six rebounds for the Mocs. Jasmine Joyner, an all-Southern Conference selection last season, added 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots. Junior guard Chelsey Shumpert scored 11 points.
For McNeese State, Jasmyn Carswell and Haily Jenkins each scored six points. Frederica Haywood added four points and a team-high six rebounds.