Scores

Final

Gardner-Webb 74

(4-13, 2-4 A-Sun)

Mercer 85

(8-9, 4-3 A-Sun)

    4:00 PM ET, January 15, 2007

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    WEBB 24 5074
    MER 33 5285

    Top Performers

    Gardner-Webb: T. Sanders 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mercer: J. Florence 33 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mercer 85, Gardner-Webb 74

    MACON, Ga. (AP) -- James Florence scored 33 points and Mercer held off Gardner-Webb 85-74 on Monday.

    The Bears (8-9 overall, 4-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) led 33-24 at the half and quickly extended their lead to 40-24, their biggest of the contest.

    Mercer led 54-43 when Gardner-Webb (4-13, 2-4) went on a 7-0 run capped by Thomas Sanders' layup with 10:45 to play to cut the margin to 54-50.

    Hrvoje Pervan then made two free throws and Ross Alacqua hit a 3-pointer for Mercer and the Bears pulled away again.

    Sanders led Gardner-Webb with 22 points. Pervan and Shaddean Aaron each had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Mercer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WEBB
    MER
    Points 74 85
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 27-57 (.474)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 26-34 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 14

    2006-07 Season

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