MERCER/FGCU RECAP

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (8-3), defeated Mercer University (5-6), 67-62, Saturday night from Alico Arena.

Stats (MU):

Mercer shot 40.4% (21/52) from the field, 25.0% (4/16) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU, 38-33. The Bears dished out 10 assists, had 4 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. Mercer forced 9 FGCU team turnovers, while having 14 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 40.4% (21/52) from the field, 29.4% (5/17) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 38-33 by Mercer. The Eagles dished out 11 assists, had 7 steals, and 9 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 14 Mercer team turnovers, while having 9 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (MU):

Luis Hertado Jr. 15 pts, 13 reb

Jalyn McCreary 14 pts, 7 reb

David Craig 13 pts, 2 reb

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Zach Anderson 14 pts, 13 reb

Isaiah Thompson 14 pts, 3 asts

Dahmir Bishop 13 pts, 4 reb

Overview:

A win is a win, is what they say. The game tonight between Mercer and FGCU was a sloppy game, but the Eagles were able to take it, and it felt good, seeing the team rebound after a tough mid week loss. Zach Anderson and Isaiah Thompson led the Eagles offensively, with 14 points, and Dahmir Bishop (13 points) kept the Eagles in the game in the first half, with many key buckets. Zach and Isaiah carried the Eagles in the second half of tonight’s game. Andre Weir returned for the Eagles, and had 5 points early, but ended up getting hurt again, and we will wait to see what his prognosis is.

Mercer was led offensively by Luis Hertado Jr, who had a double double with 15 points, and 13 rebounds. Jalyn McCreary (14 points), Kamar Robertson (13 points), and David Craig (12 points), also scored in double figures for the Bears. 7’2 C David Craig was a force in the middle for Mercer, and the Eagles had to adjust their game to deal with his size in the middle. FGCU responded with a big win, and they look to close out their non-conference schedule, with two more wins.

What’s Next:

FGCU (8-3) faces St. Bonaventure (6-3), Friday November 16th at 7:00 PM, from the Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, New York.

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