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.