Chattanooga downs Cumberland (TN) 92-61
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Kevin Easley and Thomas Smallwood each scored 18 points and Chattanooga poured it on in the second half to beat Cumberland (TN) 92-61 on Tuesday night.
Chattanooga led 42-32 before the NAIA-member Phoenix got a 3-point play from Ty Sean Powell. Following a layup by Smallwood, Andrew Rogan buried a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 44-38 with 17:16 to play.
David Jean-Baptiste responded with a 3, Smallwood made 1 of 2 free throws, Kevin Easley made a layup and the Mocs pushed the lead to 12. Rogan made another 3, and right after, Easley made 1 of 2 free throws and Chattanooga led by double digits the rest of the way.
Chattanooga went to the free-throw line 22 times in the second half compared to just nine trips before the break.
Powell scored 15 for Cumberland, Andrew Rogan had 14 and Kareem Wright scored 11.
Updated November 13, 2018