Lipscomb 83, Mercer 66
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.