Doaks’ late 3-pointer give Chattanooga win over Elon

Preview | Box Score | Recap

ELON, N.C. (AP)—Nicchaeus Doaks hit a 3-point shot with 30.2 seconds remaining to give Chattanooga a 57-56 victory over Elon and a share of the Southern Conference North Division championship Saturday.

The Phoenix went on an early 11-2 run, but surrendered 10 straight points and fell behind 24-20 at halftime. The Mocs (18-12, 13-7 Southern Conference) ran that lead up to 36-26, only to see Elon (11-18, 9-11) come back and eventually tie the score at 52 on a dunk by Brett James with 3:52 to go.

James added a pair of free throws at 2:40 to cap an 8-2 run and give Elon a 54-52 lead. Chattanooga’s Marcus Watts converted a miss by Khalil Hartwell into a driving layup with 2:14 to play, tying the score at 54.

James hit a jumper with 57 seconds left from just inside the 3-point line to put the Phoenix back up by two, setting up Doaks’ game-winning basket.

Elon had the ball out of bounds and under its basket with 2.4 seconds to go, but James missed an 18-footer as time ran out.

Watts led Chattanooga with 15 points. Doaks added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Montell Watson scored 15 for Elon and James added 11.

Related Articles

Top Performers

 Top Performers
Nicchaeus Doaks Nicchaeus Doaks
5-8,  13 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
Adam Constantine Adam Constantine
4-6,  10 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

Team Stat Leaders


Conference Scoreboard

Saturday, Mar 1