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Final

Mercer 79

(4-4, 1-1 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2006

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    FVS 32 4274
    MER 35 4479

    Top Performers

    Fort Valley State: G. Sanders 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mercer: J. Florence 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mercer 79, Fort Valley State 74

    MACON, Ga. (AP) -- James Florence scored 28 points and Shaddean Aaron added 22 to lead Mercer to a 79-74 victory over Fort Valley State on Thursday night.

    Mercer (4-4) led throughout after taking a 15-12 lead on Aaron's three-point play less than six minutes into the game, but the Wildcats (0-3) trailed by only 35-32 at halftime.

    Florence's 3-pointer extended Mercer's lead to 50-43 with 12:51 to play. He hit another 3-pointer to make it 53-46 less than a minute later, and a third one to give the Bears a 60-48 lead at 9:51.

    Fort Valley State never came closer than six points after that until the final 11 seconds, when Ray Northern's 3-pointer provided the game's final points.

    Greg Sanders had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Fort Valley State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FVS
    MER
    Points 74 79
    FG Made-Attempted 28-67 (.418) 24-51 (.471)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 26-37 (.703)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

    2006-07 Season

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