MERCER/FGCU RECAP

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (12-2) won their fourth game in a row, defeating Mercer University (4-8), 64-57, Thursday night from Alico Arena.

Stats (MU):

Mercer shot 37.9% (25/66) from the field, 14.3% (1/7) from beyond the arc, and both teams finished with 37 team rebounds. The Bears dished out 11 assists, had 6 steals, and 1 block in the game. Mercer forced 15 FGCU team turnovers, while having 14 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 42.9% (21/49) from the field, 29.4% (5/17) from beyond the arc, and both teams finished with 37 team rebounds. The Eagles dished out 8 assists, had 9 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 14 Mercer team turnovers, while having 15 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (MU):

Jaron Dougherty 16 pts, 4 reb

Summah Evans 13 pts, 12 reb

Amoria Neal-Tysor 10 pts, 5 asts

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

TK Morehouse 15 pts, 3 reb

Alyza Winston 13 pts

Sophia Stiles 12 pts, 7 reb

Overview:

FGCU survived an off night from beyond the arc, to defeat Mercer University, Thursday night from Alico Arena. TK Morehouse led the Eagles with 15 points, Alyza Winston had 13 points, and Sophia Stiles finished with 12 points. Jaron Dougherty finished with a game high 16 points to lead the Bears offensively. Summah Evans finished with a double double, scoring 13 points, and grabbing 12 rebounds. FGCU finished the first quarter on a 14-0 run, which was huge at the time, since Mercer had an early 8-2 lead in the game. Offensively, each team scored 36 points in the 2nd half. The Eagles got the job done, completing a very impressive 12-2 non-conference record, that included a huge road win vs Kentucky, ASUN Conference play is upon us, and this is the portion of the season where you take every game, one at a time, secure those wins, and look to win another ASUN Conference regular season title, and ASUN Conference tournament championship.

What’s Next:

FGCU (12-2) faces Liberty University (6-5), on 1/2, at 7 PM, from Alico Arena, to begin ASUN Conference play.

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