Mercer defeats Stetson 101-98 in OT
MACON, Ga. (AP)—Mark Hall made six consecutive free throws in overtime and Mercer defeated Stetson 101-98 on Sunday.
The Bears (10-8, 4-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) made 10 of 12 from the line in overtime, en route to a 70 percent free-throw effort (21 of 30) for their third consecutive win.
James Florence paced Mercer with 32 points and Calvin Henry had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Daniel Emerson chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bears, while E.J. Kusnyer scored 12.
The Hatters (8-9, 5-4) were led by Eric Diaz and Garfield Blair with 27 points each. A.J. Smith and Kris Thomas added 20 and 12 points, respectively.
Stetson, which trailed 43-41 in the first half, went 8-for-16 from 3-point range in the second to outscore Mercer 52-40 in the period. The Hatters made 14 of 33 3-pointers in the game, led by Diaz who was 6-for-9.