Comeback Falls Short as Bulldogs Fall at Home to Chattanooga

Comeback Falls Short as Bulldogs Fall at Home to Chattanooga
The Citadel's Matt Frierson scored 17 points in the Bulldogs loss to Chattanooga on Thursday (Source: The Citadel Athletics)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ramon Vila recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead Chattanooga to a 68-65 win over The Citadel on Thursday night.

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David Jean-Baptiste had 16 points for Chattanooga (12-16, 7-8 Southern Conference). Donovann Toatley added 15 points. Justin Brown had 10 points for the visiting team.

Lew Stallworth had 25 points for the Bulldogs (11-15, 3-12). Matt Frierson added 17 points. Hayden Brown had eight rebounds.

Zane Najdawi, whose 14 points per game coming into the matchup ranked second on the Bulldogs, was held to only 6 points on 2-of-10 shooting.

The Mocs improve to 2-0 against the Bulldogs on the season. Chattanooga defeated The Citadel 73-71 on Jan. 19. Chattanooga plays Mercer on the road on Saturday. The Citadel matches up against Samford at home on Saturday.