Mercer Bears-Piedmont Lions: Mercer Trounces D-II Piedmont

Posted by J. Andrew Lockwood on December-12-2009 Add Comments

Thursday night provided a much needed break from conference play for the Mercer Bears, after dropping two tight contests to Belmont and Lipscomb at home. Taking on the Division II Piedmont Lions, guard E.J. Kusnyer scored a career high 26 points to lead Mercer (4-5, 0-2 ASun) past the outmatched Lions (3-3-) 87-62. 

Breaking a four game losing streak, Mercer took the court with a vengeance and some hot shooting 53.1 percent from the floor at the half in route to a 42-21 lead. Kusnyer especially appeared to be in midseason form, hitting five shots from the perimeter in the first half to spark a 16-0 run on Piedmont. 

Although the scoreboard was lopsided at the intermission, Piedmont’s second half effort saw a two-fold in...

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