Lipscomb 83, Mercer 66

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MACON, Ga. (AP)—Eddie Ard scored 23 points as Lipscomb protected its lead in the Atlantic Sun Conference by beating Mercer 83-66 Saturday.

Lipscomb (14-7 overall, 10-3 Atlantic Sun) has won eight of its last nine games.

Lipscomb also beat Mercer by the same 83-66 score on Jan. 14 in Nashville.

Brian Fisk added 16 points and Shaun Durant had 12 points and nine rebounds as Lipscomb completed a sweep of the two regular-season games with Mercer.

Mercer (5-15, 4-10) had 14 points from Andrew Brown. Jacob Skogen added 12 points.

Lipscomb began the day with a half-game lead over four teams in the conference race. The Bisons led 46-32 at halftime.

Lipscomb made 11 of 27 3-point shots, including four from Ard.

James Poindexter had 11 points and six assists for Lipscomb.

Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Lipscomb
E. Ard E. Ard
9-16,  23 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Mercer
A. Brown A. Brown
5-13,  14 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
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