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Western Carolina Defeats Mercer 85-61 - Recap

The battle between Western Carolina and Mercer didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Mercer was handed a 85-61 defeat on Saturday at Ramsey Center.

Western Carolina was an underdog by +5.0 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors.

Western Carolina got 16 points from Cory Hightower and another 14 points from Matt Halvorsen. Mason Faulkner contributed 9 assists, while Xavier Cork cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Mercer got a 16-point performance from Neftali Alvarez, who was supported by 11 points from James Glisson III. Diego Rivera had 3 assists in a losing cause for Mercer, while Ross Cummings grabbed 4 rebounds.

Western Carolina led at halftime, $HalfScore.

Western Carolina had a 27-23 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.