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

straight win.

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.