UTC Cagers Falls To Elon 85-61

Z. Mason has Double-Double

Friday, January 25, 2013
ELON, N.C. --- The Chattanooga Mocs (8-12/3-4) could not withstand a second-half three-point barrage from Jack Isenbarger who led Elon (12-7/5-2) to an 85-61 home win Thursday night. Isenbarger scored 18 of his game-high 23 hitting six treys after intermission.

Z.

Mason (Nashville, Tenn.) posted his second double-double in three games with 14 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds. Gee McGhee (Baton Rouge, La.) led the Mocs with 15 points, as Eric Robertson (Huntsville, Ala.) came off the bench for a career-high 11.

Isenbarger led all scorers with 23, making seven-of-13 from three-point range. Lucas Troutman chipped in 18 points and a team-best eight boards. Ryley Beaumont and Tanner Samson added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Mason cut the Elon lead to 45-38 with a three-pointer at 16:48 in the second half. The Mocs missed two free throws 35 seconds later which set up Isenbarger’s heroics.

Isenbarger and the Phoenix broke the game open during a 3:36 stretch hitting six consecutive three-pointers. Five came from Isenbarger whose last made it 63-40 Elon with 12:48 to play. UTC was not able to mount a significant run from that point on.

As hot as the Phoenix were, Chattanooga was cold. The Mocs managed just 30.6 percent shooting for the game, 26.5 percent in the second half. That included a 12-for-42 (28.6%) night inside the arc. Elon shot 48.5 percent for the game, 40.6 percent (13-32) from three-point range.

After UTC opened the game scoring the first five points, Elon went on a 9-0 run capped by Beaumont’s basket with 16:48 left in the half. The Phoenix led by as many as 12 on Troutman’s three-point play with 56 seconds left until the break. Mason’s dogged efforts on the offensive boards sent the Mocs into the locker room down 10, 38-28.

Chattanooga remains in North Carolina for a Sunday tip at UNCG. Game time is slated for 2 p.m. Listen to the exciting play-by-play from "Voice of the Mocs" Jim Reynolds on ESPN 105.1 the Zone in Chattanooga, or world-wide on GoMocs.com. MocsVision has the live audio (free) action online. You can follow @GoMocsMBB on twitter for news, notes, stats and links to game notes, live stats and more.

)
At Elon, N.C. (Alumni Gym)
ELON 85, CHATTANOOGA 61
CHATTANOOGA (8-12, 3-4 SoCon)
McGHEE, Gee 5-14 3-5 15; MASON, Z. 5-13 3-6 14; ROBERTSON, Eric 3-7 3-4 11;
WHITE, Ronrico 2-8 3-4 8; BAREIKA, Martynas 2-5 1-1 6; BRYANT, Jared 1-3 2-2
4; HAMPTON, Dontay 1-4 0-0 2; WATSON, Sam 0-0 1-2 1; ZLOVARIC, Drazen 0-4
0-0 0; BRAN, Alex 0-3 0-0 0; STOKES, Lance 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-62 16-24 61.

ELON (12-7, 5-2 SoCon)
ISENBARGER, Jack 8-18 0-0 23; TROUTMAN, Lucas 7-12 4-5 18; BEAUMONT, Ryley
6-8 0-0 13; SAMSON, Tanner 4-6 0-0 12; KOCH, Sebastian 3-8 0-0 7; EDOMWONYI,
Egheosa 3-3 0-0 6; WINTERS, Ryan 1-3 2-3 4; SABATO, Tony 1-2 0-0 2; SMITH,
Aaron 0-2 0-0 0; MOODY, John 0-1 0-0 0; BLAKE, Kevin 0-0 0-0 0; HERSHBERGER,
Sam 0-1 0-0 0; BONNEY, Josh 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 33-68 6-8 85.
Chattanooga...................   28   33  -   61
Elon..........................   38   47  -   85
3-point goals--Chattanooga 7-20 (ROBERTSON, Eric 2-5; McGHEE, Gee 2-4;
WHITE, Ronrico 1-4; MASON, Z. 1-3; BAREIKA, Martynas 1-4), Elon 13-32
(ISENBARGER, Jack 7-13; SAMSON, Tanner 4-6; BEAUMONT, Ryley 1-3; KOCH,
Sebastian 1-5; SMITH, Aaron 0-1; HERSHBERGER, Sam 0-1; BONNEY, Josh 0-3).
Fouled out--Chattanooga-None, Elon-None. Rebounds--Chattanooga 41 (MASON, Z.
13), Elon 42 (TROUTMAN, Lucas 8). Assists--Chattanooga 6 (McGHEE, Gee 2;
WHITE, Ronrico 2), Elon 20 (KOCH, Sebastian 6). Total fouls--Chattanooga 13,
Elon 19. Technical fouls--Chattanooga-None, Elon-None. A-1204


Jane Webb Is A Fun-Loving Runner At Heart

Jane Webb isn’t one of those people who started running when she was a kid, but she loves the benefits since she restarted her running career about four years ago. She’s all about being active and doing things that are good for you,   but long-distance running never really captured her attention and she’s found that she can receive the same payoff by covering ... (click for more)

Strong Sauce: The Personal Paroxysm Of Pro Wrestling- A Column For Dad

“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice  Scoff…if you must. Tip your nose to the sky, if you are inclined. Close your eyes to the humanity lay bare…but evil and good do exist, and there was no greater stage for the personal ... (click for more)

House Approves Expansion Of Chattanooga Veterans Affairs Clinic

The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to authorize funding for a new lease and expanded Veterans Affairs clinic in Chattanooga. This veterans’ package has been approved by the House and Senate Conference Committee.  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said, “I am proud to announce the legislation passed this afternoon will fund a new lease for a multi-specialty ... (click for more)

KFC Manager Arrested After Staging Fake Robbery

Police were called Sunday night after a manager of the KFC on 3rd Street staged a fake robbery in order to take money. Fellen Hayes, 24, was arrested after police say she conspired with a man named "Ira" to make her theft look like a robbery. These events occurred shortly after noon.  She initially called police saying that a tall black male had approached her and taken ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mark’s 50th Anniversary Toast

In the new book that celebrates the first 50 years of baseball’s Southern League, its splendid author Mark McCarter recalls that very early in his career as a sports writer, he was riding with his boss somewhere and mentioned that if the legendary Allan Morris ever needed help covering the Chattanooga Lookouts that he’d love to help. Today, as he looks back, he ruefully adds, “I ... (click for more)