Texas-Pan Am tops Chattanooga 61-50 for 1st win
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP)—Luis Valera had 12 points and eight rebounds Friday to pace Texas-Pan American to its first victory of the season, a 61-50 decision over Chattanooga in the South Padre Island Invitational.
Three players added eight points apiece for the Broncs (1-5): Jared Maree, Rick Weiermiller and Nathan Hawkins. The totals by Valera, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, were team highs.
The Mocs (2-3) got 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds from DeAntre Jefferson.
Neither team shot well, though Texas-Pan American held a slight advantage of 34.0 percent to 32.7 percent. The Broncs ruled the boards 45-38.
This was the first meeting between Chattanooga and Texas-Pan American.