Scores

Final

Mercer 68

(11-13, 6-7 A-Sun)

Gardner-Webb 69

(8-17, 6-8 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2007

    Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    MER 22 4668
    WEBB 44 2569

    Top Performers

    Mercer: S. Aaron 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Gardner-Webb: C. Gash 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Gardner-Webb 69, Mercer 68

    Associated Press

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Gash scored 18 points and put in the last shot of the game to give Gardner-Webb a 69-68 win over Mercer on Thursday.

    Thomas Sanders had 13 points, Grayson Flittner added 11 and Matt French pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds for Gardner-Webb (8-17, 6-8 Atlantic Sun).

    Gash, who also had nine rebounds for the Runnin' Bulldogs, tallied his 1,000th career point during the first half as his team built a 39-11 lead.

    Mercer (10-12, 6-7 Atlantic Sun) trailed by 28 points with a little more than two minutes left in the first half, but the Bears outscored the Bulldogs 46-25 in the second half and nearly pulled off a win.

    Mercer led 68-62 with 2:46 left before the Bulldogs outscored the Bears 7-0 in the final moments. Gash's layup with four seconds remaining sealed it for Gardner-Webb.

    Shaddean Aaron led all scorers with 23 points for Mercer, and James Florence added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    WEBB
    Points 68 69
    FG Made-Attempted 27-61 (.443) 26-59 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 10-27 (.370)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 7-14 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 24

    2006-07 Season

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