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Southern Tournament - Mercer Downs Samford 87-59 - Match Report

Mercer cruised to victory on Friday, running Samford out of the gym and running up a 87-59 score at Harrah's Cherokee Center.

Mercer was the ATS victor, as they covered the -7.5-point spread as a favorite.

Ross Cummings had 17 points for Mercer and Felipe Haase chipped in with 17 points. Leon Ayers III had 5 assists for them, while Felipe Haase was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Samford got a 12-point performance from Logan Dye, who was supported by 10 points from Preston Parks. Jaron Rillie had 3 assists in a losing cause for Samford, while Logan Dye grabbed 8 rebounds.

Mercer led at halftime, $HalfScore.

Samford had a 41-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.