Belmont 94, Mercer 90
Kerron Johnson hit a 3-pointer and added two free throws late in
overtime, and Belmont beat Mercer 94-90 on Saturday for its fifth
The Bruins (6-2, 2-0 Atlantic Sun) have won 12 of the past 13
meetings against Mercer.
With the score tied at 87, Johnson’s 3-pointer gave the Bruins a
90-87 lead with 1:17 left in overtime. Johnson, who scored 13
points, added two free throws with 11 seconds to go to push the
lead to 92-88.
Ian Clark led the Bruins with 22 points, Mick Hedgepeth added 20
and Keaton Belcher had 14.
It was the second straight overtime win for the Bruins, who have
won their last three games by nine points or less.
The Bears (3-5, 0-2) have lost two straight. James Florence led
all scorers with 25 points for the Bears. Daniel Emerson had 14
points and 14 rebounds, Brian Mills scored 14 points, and Brandon
Moore had 13.