Mocs lose to Furman on senior day

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Matt Rafferty had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Furman easily beat Chattanooga 71-50 on Saturday.

Alex Hunter had 16 points for Furman (24-6, 13-5), which won a school record 24th game and clinched the No. 3 seed at the Southern Conference Tournament. Andrew Brown added 11 points. Clay Mounce had three blocks for the visitors.

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Jordan Lyons, whose 16 points per game entering the matchup was second on the Paladins, had 2 points. He was 0 of 5 from beyond the arc.

David Jean-Baptiste had 13 points and six rebounds for the Mocs (12-19, 7-11).

Kevin Easley, the Mocs’ leading scorer entering the contest at 14 points per game, was held to 5 points on 2-of-12 shooting.

The Paladins improve to 2-0 against the Mocs for the season. Furman defeated Chattanooga 73-58 on Jan. 24. The Paladins and the Mocs next take the floor in the Southern Conference Tournament.

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls Peachtree City, Georgia, home, where she graduated from Trinity Christian School and spent her free time driving her purple golf cart. She then headed to Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend Georgia College and State University. A proud Bobcat, Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Mass Communication and represented her December 2016 class as one of three valedictorians. Angela comes to the Scenic City from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she worked at the NBC affiliate, WMBF News. Before the big move, she worked as Georgia College's Sports Information Assistant, which let her get paid to be the Bobcats' biggest fan. It all started in Savannah, Georgia, though, where she interned for SAV's number one station, WTOC. When she's not working, you can find Angela watching the New York Giants, Rangers or basically any other game that's on. She also loves traveling, hiking and exploring new places, all with her camera in hand. If you have any story ideas, big or small, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at amoryan@wdef.com."