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Mercer beats Liberty in 1st game of relocated Paradise Jam

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Ria'n Holland scored 13 points, Jordan Strawberry had nine points, a career-high 13 rebounds and seven assists, and Mercer beat Liberty 63-48 on Friday in the first game of the relocated Paradise Jam.

It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Demetre Rivers added 10 points - all in the second half - for Mercer (3-1), which outrebounded Liberty 37-23. Holland made three of the Bears' 10 3-pointers, and Rivers and Strawberry had two apiece.

Mercer opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to extend its lead to 34-25. The Bears were 8-of-13 shooting from distance in the second half and the Flames made just 3 of 14.

Liberty (2-1) was led by Lovell Cabbil's 15 points. The Flames, coming off a victory at Wake Forest earlier this week, shot just 35 percent from the field.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Mercer 3-1 283563
home team logo Liberty 2-1 252348
Team Stats
away team logo Mercer 3-1 72.5 PPG 37.7 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Liberty 2-1 73.7 PPG 35.2 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
20
R. Cummings 17.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.9 APG 42.7 FG%
31
S. James 12.6 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.1 APG 66.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB