Mercer 61, Lipscomb 53
MACON, Ga. (AP)
Jake Gollon scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures as Mercer beat Lipscomb 61-53 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.
The Bears, seeded second in the tournament, outscored Lipscomb 32-24 in the second half after the game was tied 29-29 at the half. The Bears hit 14 of 17 attempts from the free-throw line and made nine 3-pointers, attempting 28.
Zavion Williams led Lipscomb (13-18) with 17 points, while Jacob Arnett had 11 and Malcolm Smith had 10.
Gollon scored Mercer's first seven points and nine of its first 11. He also hit a key 3-pointer with 1 minute left in the game to help seal the victory.