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Senators fall at Chattanooga State, 80-69
 January 20, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Despite huge nights from sophomore Leland Robinson and freshman Elgrin Wilson, the Walters State Senators ended up on the short end of an 80-69 decision at Chattanooga State in Tennessee Community College Athletic Association action.

Robinson gunned in 25 points, while Wilson tossed in 15 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds to lead the Senators, but it was not enough to overcome the combo of Nick Ross and Dajion Williams for the homestanding Tigers.

Ross, who entered the game averaging 15 points per game, tallied a game-high 28 points, and Williams doubled his season average with 16 points to help Chattanooga State improve to 9-6 overall and 5-4 in TCCAA action.

The loss was the sixth in eight road games for the Senators this season, as they fell to 9-10 overall and 4-5 in league play.

Walters State shot just 32.4 percent (12 of 37) in the first half, but they held the lead for much of the final 10 minutes of the frame before Chattanooga State rallied to tie the game at 30 by halftime.

The second half belonged to the home team, as they were red hot from the field, shooting better than 55 percent (16 of 29) while making eight 3-pointers in the final 20 minutes to score 50 points in the half. Ross and Williams did most of the damage, with both sharpshooters ending the night with five made 3-pointers apiece.

The Senators shot better in the second half, but they ended the game making just 36.4 percent (28 of 77) from the field, which included a 3 of 15 showing from long distance. WSCC had just nine turnovers in the contest, but the Tigers capitalized and turned the miscues into 11 points on the offensive end.

Darius White added 12 points for the Senators, with Denard Williams being the next highest scorer with only five points in the loss.

Chattanooga State shot 45.3 percent (29 of 64) from the floor in the win, and they made 12 of 31 attempts from behind the 3-point arc. The Tigers bench also outscored the Walters State reserves, 32-13, in the victory.

The Senators will be back in action Friday when they open a TCCAA doubleheader weekend by hosting Dyersburg State inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.


























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