Mercer vs Lipscomb

Mercer 79, Lipscomb 72

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Cecil had 22 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Mercer as the Bears dropped Lipscomb 79-72 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Sun opener for both teams.

Jakob Gollon added 18 points, Langston Hall 14 and Bud Thomas 11 for the Bears (5-2), who shot 50 percent from the floor (30 of 60) in the win.

The Bisons had just a 38.1 percent mark from the field (24 of 63).

The teams were knotted up at 34-all at the break, but Thomas opened the second half up with a 3-pointer for a three-point Mercer lead and the Bears were ahead the rest of the way.

Mercer started the second half on a 10-3 run and outscored Lipscomb 45-38 in the frame to seal it.

Malcolm Smith had a game-high 22 points to lead the Bisons (4-4).

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Scoreboard
Mercer (5-2) «344579
Lipscomb (4-4)343872

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Mercer Bears
L. Hall, F355-113-356114
D. Coursey, C202-30-03004
J. Cecil, G358-163-471222
J. Gollon, G357-114-471218
B. Thomas, G344-81-253211
C. Smith182-40-00145
P. Larsen81-31-20003
K. Canevari60-00-01100
M. Brown51-40-00132
T. Hallice30-00-01030
S. Harris10-00-00000
T. Smith00-00-00000
Totals 30-6012-1536141779
 50%80% 
Lipscomb Bison
D. Smith, F262-40-02424
J. Glenn, C222-80-07124
R. Boyd, G324-130-010310
Z. Williams, G232-82-22326
J. Arnett, G211-52-21225
J. Burgason275-132-242316
M. Williams152-21-23105
M. Smith146-910-1050322
D. Alexander120-10-03110
M. Smith80-00-01000
Totals 24-6317-1832141872
 38.1%94.4% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
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

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328
 
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