Scores

Final

Mercer 80

(1-2, 0-1 A-Sun)

Campbell 86

(2-3, 2-0 A-Sun)

    4:00 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    1 2 T
    MER 33 4780
    CAMP 30 5686

    Top Performers

    Mercer: A. Brown 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Campbell: R. Pringle 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast

    Campbell 86, Mercer 80

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Eric Smith had 20 points to lead Campbell to an 86-80 victory Saturday over Mercer.

    With 3:23 remaining in the second half, Smith hit one of his six 3-pointers to cut Mercer's lead to 78-74. That shot started a 15-2 run by the Camels (2-3, 2-0 Atlantic Sun Conference) in which they hit six of their last seven field goals, and the Bears (1-2, 0-1) missed five of their last six.

    Jacob Skogen led Mercer with 24 points, and was 12-for-14 from the line. He gave the Bears a 9-point lead when he converted a 3-point play with 4:56 remaining in the second half to make it 76-67.

    Campbell's Ruell Pringle scored on the next two possessions with a mid-range jump shot and a drive to the hoop to trim Mercer's lead. Pringle led the Camels' comeback, scoring 10 points in the final 5 minutes and giving Campbell the lead on a jumper at 1:50 remaining. He finished with 19 points and sank eight of his 16 field goal attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    CAMP
    Points 80 86
    FG Made-Attempted 28-61 (.459) 33-78 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-29 (.345) 13-36 (.361)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 7-8 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 6

    2005-06 Season

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