Denver 69, Mercer 40
Royce O’Neale scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, grabbed five
rebounds and dished out three assists to lead Denver past visiting
Mercer on Wednesday night 69-40.
Denver (2-4) led 15-13 with 11:23 to play in the first half
after Daniel Coursey hit a lay-up for the Bears, but the Pioneers
struck back, outscoring Mercer 18-6 capped by an O’Neale lay-in at
the buzzer to make it 33-19 at halftime.
The Pioneers, which ended a four-game losing streak with the win
over the Bears, outscored Mercer 36-21 in the second half and shot
54.7 percent from the field including seven 3-pointers and had 19
assists as a team.
Chris Udofia scored 14 points, had four rebounds and three
assists for Denver while teammate Brett Olson chipped in with 10
points and four rebounds.
Coursey was the only player in double figures for Mercer (4-5),
scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.