Sam Houston State vs Mercer

Mercer 60, Sam Houston St. 38

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Langston Hall scored 24 points and Mercer pulled away for a 60-38 victory over Sam Houston State on Monday night.

After Michael Holyfield scored the game's first basket for Sam Houston State, the Bears (3-1) scored 17 of the next 18 points and went on to lead 23-13 at halftime.

Mercer shot 36 percent in the first half (9 of 36) and didn't get its first basket until the 15:04 mark, but that was considerably better than the Bearkats (1-2), who made just 21.1 percent (4 of 19).

Hall got 16 of his points in the second half, including two 3-pointers during a 12-0 run that broke the game open after the Bearkats got within eight points, 34-26.

Demarcus Gatlin and Marcus James scored nine points each for Sam Houston State.

The game was part of a CBE Classic subregion that also includes South Dakota State and Niagara.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
M. James, F363-83-43019
M. Holyfield, C261-41-46043
K. Tucker, G342-92-45037
D. Gatson, G331-61-24213
D. Gatlin, G274-70-23029
A. Harwell130-11-20121
M. McKinney120-10-00000
A. Thompson112-50-00024
S. Werner80-22-21012
Totals 13-4310-202531638
 30.2%50% 
Mercer Bears
B. Thomas, F342-70-28515
J. Gollon, F230-20-02020
J. Cecil, F151-40-00013
D. Coursey, F121-41-21043
L. Hall, G328-152-232024
P. Larsen162-41-27125
J. Bryan151-30-16133
M. Brown142-37-950211
C. Smith100-20-02010
K. Canevari81-20-02102
T. Hallice82-40-03114
S. Harris40-10-00010
D. Moten40-00-00100
M. Jackson30-00-00020
R. Miskimon20-10-01000
Totals 20-5211-1843122060
 38.5%61.1% 
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Lamar10-819-15232
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Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
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Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
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UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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