Scores

Final

North Florida 68

(1-14, 0-3 A-Sun)

Mercer 89

(7-8, 2-0 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, January 10, 2008

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    UNF 35 3368
    MER 37 5289

    Top Performers

    North Florida: T. Hammonds 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mercer: S. Aaron 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk

    Mercer 89, North Florida 68

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Shaddean Aaron scored 29 points and sparked a 14-4 run midway through the second half to lead Mercer to a 89-68 win over North Florida on Thursday night.

    The Ospreys (1-14, 0-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) cut the lead to 50-48 on Justin Cecil's jumper with 13:10 remaining in the second half.

    But Aaron helped the Bears (7-8, 2-0) claim a 64-52 lead with 7:34 left in the game, hitting 5-of-6 from the free throw line to go along with a slam dunk during the 14-4 spurt. Aaron also had eight rebounds and four blocks.

    North Florida made four of its first seven 3-pointers, but missed its next 14 attempts before making two shots from beyond the arc late in the game.

    Tom Hammonds led the Ospreys with 14 points and eight rebounds. Chris Timberlake had 12 points and Cortez Riley added 11.

    James Florence scored 20 points for Mercer, while Calvin Henry added 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNF
    MER
    Points 68 89
    FG Made-Attempted 25-81 (.309) 29-55 (.527)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-25 (.240) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 24-35 (.686)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 21

    2007-08 Season

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