Recap: Appalachian St vs. Chattanooga
Boone, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Z. Mason scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the double-double as his Chattanooga Mocs cruised to an 80-70 victory over the Appalachian State Mountaineers in Southern Conference play at the Holmes Center.
Mason hit 9-of-17 from the floor and added six blocked shots for Chattanooga (11-8, 5-0 SoCon). Martynas Bareika netted 16 points, hitting 4-of-9 from 3- point range, while Casey Jones chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds. Ronrico White came off the bench to net 13 points, rounding out the double-digit scorers for Chattanooga. The Mocs have won seven straight.
Jay Canty led the way with 18 points and five rebounds for Appalachian State (4-13, 0-4). Mike Neal netted 16, Tab Hamilton scored 12 and Michael Obacha added 10 for the Mountaineers, who have lost five straight.
The Mocs jumped out to a 40-29 lead at the half thanks to strong first-half defense, holding the Mountaineers to 31.4 percent shooting from the floor. Chattanooga connected on 46.7 percent of its attempts.
That percentage increased in the second frame to an even 50 percent. The Mocs also connected on 12-of-15 free-throw attempts in the half. Appalachian State shot 51.9 percent from the field in the second period, but only outscored Chattanooga 41-40 in the half.
Chattanooga won the battle from 3-point range, 8-3, and held the edge in second-chance points, 15-9.Game Notes