Scores

Final

Lipscomb 58

(10-16, 5-10 A-Sun)

Mercer 83

(19-9, 12-3 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, February 21, 2013

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    LIP 17 4158
    MER 38 4583

    Top Performers

    Lipscomb: D. Alexander 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Mercer: J. Gollon 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

    Mercer 83, Lipscomb 58

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIP
    MER
    Points 58 83
    FG Made-Attempted 20-47 (.426) 28-51 (.549)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 11-24 (.458)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 36

    2012-13 Season

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