Mercer 67, Chattanooga 56
Langston Hall scored 15 points and Mercer rode a big second half
to a 67-56 nonconference win Saturday night over Chattanooga.
The Bears (7-3) were down 30-29 at intermission but opened the
second half with a 9-0 run to take a 38-30 lead. They outscored
Chattanooga 38-26 in the second half.
Hall, Mercer’s leading scorer, made just 4 of 12 shots from the
floor, but three were from 3-point range. Teammate Jakob Gollon
also finished in double figures with 14 points.
For Chattanooga (2-7), which has lost four in a row – including
a double-overtime, 87-85 heartbreaker to the College of Charleston
in its previous game -, guards Omar Wattad and Ricky Taylor led the
way early. Wattad led all scorers with 20 points and Taylor
finished with 11. Their 31 points combined was more than half the
Mocs’ total, but they got little help.