CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Malachi Smith registered 16 points and six rebounds as Chattanooga won its eighth consecutive home game, beating Western Carolina 65-47 on Wednesday night.

David Jean-Baptiste had 14 points for Chattanooga (21-5, 11-2 Southern Conference). Grant Ledford added seven rebounds.

Nick Robinson had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Catamounts (9-17, 3-10). Tyler Harris added 8 points and 10 rebounds. Marlow Gilmore had seven rebounds.

Western Carolina defeated Chattanooga 70-59 on Jan. 12.

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