Mercer 89, Emory 71

11/22/2006 - Mercer Bears

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- James Florence scored 20 points and Sam Dolan added 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead Mercer to an 89-71 victory over Emory Saturday night.

The Bears (1-2) also got 14 points from Shaddean Aaron and 11 from Ross Alacqua in a game that saw the lead swap back and forth before Florence's 3-pointer with 3:36 left in the half put Mercer ahead to stay 40-37.

Adrian Sosa led Emory (0-1) with 22 points and Spiros Federigos added 19. Brandon Rowlett scored 12 for Emory.

The Bears led 48-40 at halftime and took their biggest lead of the night at 85-61 with 3:53 remaining on a layup by Dolan.