Pryor helps Chattanooga keep pace in Southern Conference with 74-61 win over Mercer

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    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Greg Pryor had 13 of his 16 points in the second half and Chattanooga pulled away in the final 10 minutes to beat Mercer 74-61 on Thursday night.

    Pryor had seven rebounds and seven assists for the Mocs (19-9, 12-3), who stayed one game behind Wofford (13-2) in the Southern Conference standings.

    Mercer (15-13, 10-5) pushed ahead early in the second half after a 35-all halftime tie. The Bears led by four, but Chattanooga answered with a 15-4 run to take the lead for good at 51-44.

    Darious Moten's 3-pointer pulled the Bears back within five with 1:44 left. The Mocs made 9 of 10 free throws from there to seal it.

    Ronrico White led Chattanooga with 17 points, shooting 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Justin Tuoyo added 14 points and Eric Robertson 11.

    T.J. Hallice had 13 points and Jibri Bryan scored 12 for Mercer.

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