Mercer 61, Kennesaw St. 57
Jakob Gollon scored 17 points and Mercer rallied to defeat
Kennesaw State 61-57 Friday night for its ninth straight win and
first 20-win season in nine years.
The Bears (20-7, 12-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) used a 13-2 run
to turn a six-point deficit with 13:26 remaining into a five-point
lead, then held on to deny the Owls (3-23, 0-14) their first league
Kennesaw State got to 53-52 on a Spencer Dixon 3-pointer with
5:14 left, but could not pull ahead.
There were four lead changes in the first half, with Mercer
leading 27-24 at the break.
The Bears outshot the Owls 55.8 percent (24 of 43) to 32.1
percent (18 of 56) to sweep the season series, having won 81-51 on
Bud Thomas added 14 points, Monty Brown 12 and Langston Hall 11
Dixon’s 19 points paced Kennesaw State, which has lost 14