Scores

Final

Belmont 83

(17-10, 13-5 A-Sun)

Mercer 89

(17-12, 11-7 A-Sun)

2:00 PM ET, February 22, 2009

Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

1 2 T
BEL 36 4783
MER 41 4889

Top Performers

Belmont: A. Renfroe 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl, 2 Blk

Mercer: J. Florence 30 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

Mercer 89, Belmont 83

Associated Press

MACON, Ga. -- James Florence scored 30 points and Daniel Emerson recorded a double-double to lead Mercer in an 89-83 win over Belmont on Sunday.

Emerson scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards for the Bears (17-12, 11-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have won six of their last seven games. E.J. Kusnyer also added 14 points and Brian Mills chipped in 10.

Alex Renfroe led the Bruins (17-10, 13-5) with 23 points, Shane Dansby added 20 and Andy Wicke had 17. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Belmont.

The teams stayed close throughout the game, but Belmont took a 75-71 lead on a pair of foul shots by Renfroe with just over three minutes to play. But Kusnyer's 3-pointer on Mercer's next possession sparked a 12-1 run during the next 2:21 to seal the win for the Bears.

Mercer hit 27 free throws in the contest compared to 10 for Belmont.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BEL
MER
Points 83 89
FG Made-Attempted 31-71 (.437) 25-58 (.431)
3P Made-Attempted 11-36 (.306) 12-29 (.414)
FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 27-36 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 7

2008-09 Season

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Jan 26, 2009 @BEL 86, MER 82Recap
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