Macon, GA- FGCU (10-2) defeated a tough and resilient Mercer University (4-7), 91-81, Wednesday night from Hawkins Arena.
FGCU shot 59.3% (35/59) from the field, 50.0% (11/22) from beyond the arc, and both teams had 28 rebounds. The Eagles dished out 17 assists, had 4 steals, and 0 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 13 Mercer team turnovers, while having 13 team turnovers of their own.
Mercer shot 54.8% (34/62) from the field, 50.0% (7/14) from beyond the arc, and both teams had 28 rebounds. The Bears dished out 13 assists, had 2 steals, and 1 block in the game. Mercer forced 12 FGCU team turnovers, while having 13 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
TK Morehouse 28 pts, 5 asts
Alyza Winston 23 pts, 5 reb
Sha Carter 23 pts, 5 reb
Outstanding Players (MU):
Jaron Dougherty 32 pts, 7 reb
Amoria Neal-Tysor 20 pts, 5 asts
Erin Houpt 16 pts, 3 reb
What a game today between the Eagles and Bears from Hawkins Arena! Both teams were shooting lights out, and the Eagles three point shooting in the 2nd half, was enough to secure the victory. It’ll be a treat getting to see these two teams face off again on 12/29, from Alico Arena.
FGCU was led offensively by TK Morehouse who finished with 28 points, while Alyza Winston (23 points), and Sha Carter (23 points) both finished in double figures. Mercer was led by Jaron Dougherty, who finished with a game high 32 points, and did it all for the Bears. Amoria Neal-Tysor also had a big game, finishing with 20 points. Both teams shot 50%+, and 50% from beyond the arc in the game, which is super impressive. This game felt like a track meet with both teams going back and forth, converting basket for basket. It was an exciting game, and the Eagles have to keep this intensity, as they get closer to closing out non conference play.
FGCU (10-2) heads home to face Brown University (7-4), on 12/28 at 5 PM, from Alico Arena.