ETSU Men Win 81-61 Over UTC

Saturday, February 3, 2018
---Rodney Chatman scored a career-high 26 points but it wasn’t enough in an 81-61 loss at Southern Conference leader ETSU Saturday afternoon in Freedom Hall. It was Chatman’s fourth 20-point effort of 2017-18.

Desonta Bradford paced the Bucs with 22 of his own with six rebounds. Peter Jurkin added 16 points and 13 rebounds. Joshua Phillips led the visitors with 12 boards tying his career best on the glass.

Chatman’s jumper with 35 seconds left in the first half cut the Bucs early lead to eight, 32-24.
A defensive stop coupled with a basket could send the Mocs into the half with momentum.

The stop looked promising as the shot clock wound down inside 10 seconds. Bradford drove the lane and kicked the ball out of the crowded space to Devontavious Payne. The left hit the triple from the corner for a 35-24 halftime advantage.

“If we get the stop there, then maybe you get it to five or six at the other end, take something positive into halftime,” Coach Lamont Paris shared. “We weren’t able to get that stop and down 11 at the break against this team, in that environment, is tough to overcome.”

Chattanooga would get no closer. It matched buckets to start the second frame, but not for long. David Jean-Baptiste’s layup at 18:15 made it a 41-30 contest. ETSU scored 12 of the next 16 points to extend the margin to 19, 53-34, with 13:43 to go on a Bo Hodges layup.

First it was a Nat Dixon jumper then a Jean-Baptiste layup. Chatman’s two free throws at 10:07 got it to with 15 again, 57-42. Less than two minutes later, Jalen McCloud gave his squad their largest lead of 21, 65-44.

"These guys are young and they'll respond,” Paris added. “We just have to get back to work and finish the season strong. Finish it better than when we started. Some of the things we did today, if we did that in other games, we would have won those games. That's something you have reproduce every single night. As you get older and better, then you can overcome some of things you don't do well.

Chattanooga returns to McKenzie Arena next weekend hosting The Citadel and Mercer. The Bulldogs are up first with a 7 p.m., Thursday night meeting.


PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL     FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Baylor at Knoxville Catholic Boyd-Buchanan at South Pittsburg Walker Valley at Bradley Brainerd at Rhea Co. Central at Red Bank Chattanooga Christian at Howard Bearden at Cleveland Hayesville N.C. at Copper Basin East Hamilton at Soddy Daisy Polk Co. at East Ridge Sale ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Lookouts Game Results At Mississippi Braves, Montgomery Biscuits

THE LOOKOUTS ON THE ROAD. AUGUST 14 - 23.  Tuesday, Aug. 14.       Loss  Mississippi 3  Chattanooga 1 Wednesday, Aug. 15.  Loss  Mississippi 3  Chattanooga 2 (10 Innings) Thursday, Aug. 16       Win    Lookouts 10   Mississippi 1       Box Friday.    ... (click for more)

Female Inmate Dies At Bradley County Jail Monday

A female inmate was found unresponsive at the Bradley County Jail on Monday afternoon. Correctional officers and on-site medical personnel performed life saving measures, but she was later declared dead after Bradley County EMS arrived.  The inmate was 54-year-old Fawn Zanette Brandham. Correctional officers contacted the 12th Judicial District Attorney's office, ... (click for more)

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Family With Down Syndrome Child Who Sued County Schools

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a couple with a Down syndrome child who sued the county schools. The parents of Luka Hyde objected when the county schools tried to move him from his zoned school to a segregated school. The ruling says under federal law that students with disabilities are supposed to be placed in the least restrictive ... (click for more)

Use Purse Building For Chattanooga Museum Of History And Industry

I was caught off-guard and pleasantly stoked by Eric Atkins' editorial on Chattanoogan.com last week suggesting that one of the soon-to-be surplused city buildings could be turned into a history museum.   I didn't think anyone other than myself that I didn't know cared, or at least would turn their thoughts into the topic of an editorial.  I believe that most of the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Person Every Hour

After the first weekend in August, the United States was shaken to its core as every major media outlet reported that 67 people had been shot in Chicago, 12 of them dead in the senseless carnage. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pleaded for calm and announced an additional 600 police officers would join other law enforcement in the five most troubled districts. This past weekend, which ... (click for more)