E. Tennessee State vs Mercer

Mercer knocks off ETSU 73-63


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MACON, Ga. (AP) Langston Hall scored 19 points as Mercer overcame a slow start to take a 73-63 win over East Tennessee State on Monday night.

Jibri Bryan contributed 16 points for Mercer (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Sun Conference).

ETSU (8-7, 1-1) held a 15-1 lead at the 14:02 mark following a 3-point shot by Rashawn Rembert. That quickly changed as the Bears went on a 17-3 run to tie the score at 18 with 8:28 remaining in the first half. Mercer held a 37-29 lead at the half.

Hall opened the second half with a 3-point jumper and Mercer led 48-33. ETSU came charging back, thanks to nine points by A.J. Merriweather, to cut the lead to 53-51 with 7:50 remaining in the game. A three-point play by Ike Nwamu opened Mercer's lead back to 56-51.

Merriweather led ETSU with 20 points.

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E. Tennessee State (8-7)293463
Mercer (12-5) «373673

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