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Thomas, Steger power Western Carolina past Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Sophomore Marcus Thomas poured in a career-high 32 points and Onno Steger added a career-best 30 points as Western Carolina snapped a three-game skid with a 105-96 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday night.

Thomas came off the bench to make 12 of 17 shots, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range. He added six rebounds and three assists. Steger sank half of his eight 3-point tries and 14 of 15 free throws for the Catamounts (6-17, 3-7 Southern Conference). Carlos Dotson pitched in with 18 points and 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. Freshman Kameron Gibson hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 for Western Carolina, which shot 57 percent from the floor and 56 percent (14 of 25) from distance.

Steger hit three free throws with 47 seconds left and nailed a 3-pointer with nine ticks left to pull the Catamounts into a 46-46 tie at intermission. Thomas hit a 3-pointer with 16:20 left to play to give Western Carolina the lead for good.

Freshman Kevin Easley paced the Mocs (10-13, 5-5) with 25 points, one off his career high. Donovann Totaley scored 19, but he missed all five of his shots from beyond the arc as Chattanooga shot just 36 percent from deep.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo W. Carolina 6-17 4659105
home team logo Chattanooga 10-13 465096
Team Stats
away team logo W. Carolina 6-17 72.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.2 APG
home team logo Chattanooga 10-13 70.9 PPG 37.6 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
4
C. Dotson 13.9 PPG 9.5 RPG 1.5 APG 59.6 FG%
34
K. Easley 14.2 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.2 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
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