Galloway leads UNC-Greensboro past Mercer 74-47
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Kyrin Galloway had 16 points to lead five UNC Greensboro players in double figures as the Spartans rolled past Mercer 74-47 on Saturday.
UNCG looks to sweep Mercer
UNC Greensboro (25-5, 14-3) vs. Mercer (11-18, 6-11)
Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mercer seeks revenge on UNC Greensboro after dropping the first...
Parham scores 31 to carry VMI past Mercer 84-71
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham had 31 points as VMI beat Mercer 84-71 on Thursday night.
Myles Lewis had 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for VMI (9-20, 3-14 Southern...
Mercer looks to extend streak vs VMI
Mercer (11-17, 6-10) vs. VMI (8-20, 2-14)
Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mercer looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over...
Cummings scores 37 to lift Mercer over Chattanooga 74-69
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 37 points as Mercer narrowly defeated Chattanooga 74-69 on Saturday.
Fardaws Aimaq had 11 rebounds for Mercer (11-17, 6-10 Southern...
Cummings scores 23 to lead Mercer past Samford 65-62
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had 23 points as Mercer narrowly defeated Samford 65-62 on Thursday night.
Ethan Stair had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Mercer (10-17, 5-10 Southern...
Williamson leads E. Tennessee St. over Mercer 88-69
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Daivien Williamson came off the bench to score 16 points to carry East Tennessee State to an 88-69 win over Mercer on Saturday.
Jeromy Rodriguez had 14 points and seven rebounds for East Tennessee State (21-7, 11-4 Southern Conference). Lucas N'Guessan added 12 points and four blocks. Tray Boyd III had 10 points and 11 assists for the hosts.
Cummings scores 18 to lift Mercer over W. Carolina 74-65
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Cummings had 18 points and seven rebounds as Mercer beat Western Carolina 74-65 on Thursday night.
Victor Bafutto had 13 points for Mercer (9-16, 4-9 Southern Conference), which broke its four-game losing streak.
Kameron Gibson had 16 points for the Catamounts (6-21, 3-11), who have now lost four games in a row. Carlos Dotson added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Thomas had 11 points.
Stallworth scores 27 to carry The Citadel over Mercer 67-61
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Lew Stallworth had 27 points as The Citadel beat Mercer 67-61 on Saturday.
Kaiden Rice had 11 points for The Citadel (11-12, 3-9 Southern Conference), which broke its five-game road losing streak. Hayden Brown added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Zane Najdawi, the Bulldogs' second leading scorer entering the matchup at 14 points per game, shot only 17 percent for the game (1 of 6).
Lyons scores 24, Furman beats Mercer 7th time in row
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Lyons scored 24 points and the Paladins led throughout in beating Mercer 74-63 on Saturday.
Lyons was 10-of-17 shooting with four 3-pointers. Clay Mounce added 16 points, going 6 of 8, including 4 of 5 from the arc. Matt Rafferty added 12 points, eight rebounds and a steal, leaving him one theft short of the single-season school record of 64 set by Guilherme Da Luz (2002). Furman shot 58 percent and made 12 of 24 from the arc.
Miller scores 22; UNC Greensboro cruises past Mercer 88-81
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Miller scored 22 points including a pair of highlight-worthy dunks in the second half as UNC Greensboro cruised to an 88-81 victory over Mercer on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
The Spartans built a double-digit lead with seven minutes left in the first half and led by as many as 22 points in the second. The Bears didn't pull within single digits until Luke Hamilton's 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining.
Cummings scores 24, helps Mercer put away VMI 88-68
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings scored 19 of his 24 points in a dominant first half for Mercer and the Bears defeated VMI 88-68 on Thursday night.
Mercer holds off Samford 93-87 behind Cummings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ross Cummings scored 32 points with four 3-pointers and made all 12 of his free throws, Ethan Stair added 18 with three 3s, and Mercer held off Samford 93-87 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Cory Kilby scored 17 points and Jaylen Stowe added 13 and two rebounds for his 100th rebound of the season for the Bears (7-12, 2-5 Southern Conference), who outshot the Bulldogs 55 to 46 percent.
Chattanooga holds on to beat Mercer 73-70
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Johnson Jr. scored 15 points and Kenny Easley had a double-double and made two free throws for the final margin in Chattanooga's 73-70 win over Mercer on Thursday night.
Easley had 11 points and 10 rebounds, David Jean-Baptiste also scored 11 points and Donovann Toatley scored 13 for the Mocs (9-10, 4-2 Southern Conference). Johnson and Jean Baptiste had three 3-pointers each with the Mocs shooting 13 of 30 from the arc for 43 percent.
Cummings scores 36, lifts Mercer over Western Carolina 84-80
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 36 points as Mercer slipped past Western Carolina 84-80 on Thursday night.
Cummings hit 12 of 19 shots, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, as the Bears (6-10, 1-3 Southern Conference) shot 56 percent from the floor and 45 percent from beyond the arc. Ethan Stair had 14 points and Jaylen Stowe added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Mercer holds off UNC Wilmington 77-73
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Jaylen Stowe and Luke Hamilton added 10 points apiece to propel Mercer to a 77-73 victory over UNC Wilmington on Friday night.
Stowe and Hamilton combined to make 8 of 9 shots for the Bears (5-7), who shot 53 percent from the floor and nailed 11 of 23 from 3-point range (48 percent).
Najdawi fills stat sheet; The Citadel beats Mercer 79-69
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Zane Najdawi scored 18 points, with seven rebounds, four steals and three blocks and The Citadel beat Mercer 79-69 on Saturday in a Southern Conference opener.
Lew Stallworth added 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (6-2, 1-0). Matt Frierson had 14 points and four steals and Connor Kern scored 13 points.
Cummings has career-best 31, leads Mercer to 90-65 win
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 31 points and Djordje Dimitrijevic added 15 while dishing out nine assists as Mercer dominated NAIA's Brewton-Parker, 90-65 on Tuesday night.
Cummings drilled 8 of 15 from long range. Cory Kilby added 10 points while grabbing eight rebounds and Ethan Stair chipped in eight points with seven boards and four steals.
Mercer dominates 1st half, beats Md.-Eastern Shore 80-42
MACON, Ga. (AP) — DJ Peavy came off the bench to score 15 points, Cory Kilby added 13 and Djordje Dimitrijevic had 12 as Mercer scorched Maryland-Eastern Shore in the first half on the way to an 80-42 victory on Tuesday night.
The win gave coach Bob Hoffman his 600th career victory.
Ross Cummings chipped in 10 points and Fardaws Aimaq grabbed 10 rebounds while scoring nine points.
Dimitrijevic leads balanced attack; Mercer beats UT Martin
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Djordje Dimitrijevic scored 18 points and Ross Cummings scored 17 and Mercer beat UT Martin 77-60 on Friday night.
Ethan Stair contributed 12 points and Jaylen Stowe added 11 for Mercer (2-2). The Bears led 40-35 at halftime and extended the lead to 57-47 on Dimitrijevic's layup with 9:23 remaining.
Rivers, Cummings lead Mercer to 6th straight win
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Demetre Rivers had 24 points and Ross Cummings added 19 as Mercer won its sixth straight Southern Conference game, blowing past Western Carolina 81-64 on Tuesday night.
Strawberry, Cummings lead Mercer over UNCG 77-74
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Strawberry scored 27 points and Ross Cummings made four 3-pointers in adding 23 to lead Mercer to a 77-74 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday.
Strawberry blocked a dunk attempt then converted a 3-point play on the other end and Cummings added a 3-pointer during an 8-0 run that gave Mercer a 63-60 lead.
Rivers sparks Mercer past VMI 82-58 for 4th straight win
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Demetre Rivers scored 21 points, five in a game-opening 7-0 run, to lead Mercer to a wire-to-wire 82-58 victory over VMI on Thursday night.
Rivers sank 7 of 8 shots from the floor, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, as the Bears (14-13, 7-7 Southern Conference) shot 52 percent overall and 44 percent from distance in posting their fourth straight win.
Cummings hits 4 3s, scores 21; Mercer beats Samford 74-69
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ross Cummings hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points and Jordan Strawberry had 18 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals to help Mercer beat Samford 74-69 on Monday night.
Cummings, a sophomore who came in averaging 6.1 points per game, has scored in double figures in each of the last five games and has made 22 of 45 from 3-point range during that span. He is averaging 19.7 points during Mercer's three-game win streak.
Mercer tops Chattanooga 84-75
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Desmond Ringer had 17 points and seven rebounds, Ross Cummings added 16 points with four 3-pointers and Mercer beat Chattanooga 84-75 on Saturday.
Mercer made 3-pointers on back-to-back possession with under two minutes to play for an 80-73 lead. Cummings sank a 3 from the corner and Jordan Strawberry drove the lane and passed it out to an open Demetre Rivers for a 3 with 41.9 seconds to go.
Mercer overtakes Wofford for 73-65 win
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings scored 22 points with six 3-pointers, both career highs, to lead Mercer to a 73-65 win over Wofford on Saturday.
Cummings, a 6-foot-3 sophomore making his second career start, finished 8 for 10 from the field and missed just two of his eight shots from long range. He has combined for 14 3-pointers in the last three games. Desmond Ringer added 16 points and Demetre Rivers had 10 for Mercer, which snapped a four-game skid.
Frierson, Najdawi help The Citadel hold off Mercer, 76-76
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Matt Frierson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points and Zane Najdawi scored 11 of his 13 in the second half as The Citadel held on for a 76-74 win over Mercer on Saturday.
Troy helps UNC Greensboro upend Mercer 70-66 in OT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Demetrius Troy scored the first five points of overtime and finished with 12 points and UNC Greensboro held on for a 70-66 win over Mercer on Saturday night.
After Troy made it 60-55 with a 3-pointer, the Spartans (14-5, 5-1 Southern Conference) made 10 of 16 free throws in the last 96 seconds. The misses allowed the Bears to get back into the game until Marvin Smith made a free throw with 4.7 seconds left to restore the two-possession difference.
Rivers scores 30 points, Mercer beats Oglethorpe 98-41
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Demetre Rivers scored career highs with 30 points and 5 of 9 3-pointers and Mercer cruised past Division III Oglethorpe 98-41 on Wednesday night.
Rivers scored 20 points and made four 3s in the first half, including back-to-back 3-pointers amid a game-breaking 17-2 run, and the Bears led 45-25 at halftime.