Scores

Final

Mercer 67

(2-6, 0-1 A-Sun)

Belmont 89

(5-1, 1-0 A-Sun)

    8:15 PM ET, December 2, 2010

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MER 30 3767
    BEL 44 4589

    Top Performers

    Mercer: B. Moore 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Belmont: M. Hedgepeth 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Belmont 89, Mercer 67

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mick Hedgepeth scored 19 points and Belmont opened Atlantic Sun Conference play with an 89-67 victory over Mercer on Thursday night.

    Hedgepeth was 8 for 12 from the field and Ian Clark added 16 points in the home opener for the Bruins (5-1), who have won five consecutive games.

    Belmont, which scored 29 points off Mercer's 21 turnovers, held a 44-30 halftime lead, the fifth straight game the Bruins have led by at least 14 points at the break.

    The Bruins took control in the final 2 minutes of the first half and the first 2 minutes of the second half, extending a 37-30 lead to 49-32 with 18:42 to play.

    Kerron Johnson added 10 points for the Bruins and Drew Hanlen had eight assists, his third game with at least eight this season.

    Brandon Moore led Mercer (2-6) with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Brian Mills added 14 points and Jeff Smith had 11 for the Bears.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    BEL
    Points 67 89
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 30-62 (.484)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 9-25 (.360)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 20-24 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2010-11 Season

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    » Dec 2, 2010 @BEL 89, MER 67Recap
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