Lipscomb vs Mercer

Mercer 83, Lipscomb 58

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Anthony White Jr. scored a career-high 15 points off the bench as Mercer rode a 21-point halftime advantage to its seventh consecutive victory, an 83-58 blowout of Lipscomb Thursday night.

Mercer (19-9, 12-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) fell into a 9-3 hole early, but outscored Lipscomb 29-8 the rest of the first half, including a 15-0 run to close the period.

Travis Smith hit three 3-pointers during the 15-point run and finished with 13 points.

Deonte Alexander scored 15 points for the Bisons (10-16, 5-10), who have dropped seven straight in the series. Lipscomb shot 42.6 percent (20 of 47) but made just 2 of 11 3-point attempts.

Mercer countered with 54.9-percent shooting (28 of 51) and knocked down 11 of 24 3-pointers, including a 3-of-6 showing by White.

The win moved the Bears within a win of a second consecutive 20-win season, which would be a program first.

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Lipscomb Bison
M. Smith, F282-86-650410
S. Hurt, C211-21-24143
D. Alexander, G276-131-131215
K. Sankey, G244-53-441111
J. Butler, G202-50-03014
T. Denny202-33-32147
C. Sanderson200-30-03220
C. Johnson141-20-00042
O. Garcia120-10-11010
J. Glover102-42-43106
Z. Ellis20-00-00000
D. Greene10-10-00000
Totals 20-4716-213072358
 42.6%76.2% 
Mercer Bears
B. Thomas, F224-81-243010
J. Gollon, F203-52-235010
D. Coursey, F83-40-03046
L. Hall, G201-22-22525
T. Smith, G194-61-211113
K. Canevari210-12-21432
A. White Jr.206-110-011015
T. Hallice182-31-33215
D. Moten151-32-21034
M. Brown142-24-72138
C. Smith142-41-53025
D. Poston50-20-00000
L. Brown40-00-00000
Totals 28-5116-2728221983
 54.9%59.3% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-224-785
Lipscomb11-320-12158
No. Florida8-614-18235
S.C. Upstate7-717-15220
Kennesaw St.7-714-17278
Jacksonville5-917-15289
N.J. Tech3-1111-20283
Stetson3-1111-21332

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU14-424-769
UNC-Green.14-423-8117
Furman14-421-1097
Chattanooga10-819-11110
Wofford10-815-16201
Mercer9-915-16196
Samford8-1017-14176
Citadel4-1411-20302
W. Carolina4-149-22253
VMI3-156-23321
 
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