Bud Thomas scored 19 points and Jakob Gollon had 17 to lead Mercer to its fifth consecutive victory, 75-64 over Stetson on Saturday.
Gollon scored the Bears’ first nine points and had 13 in the first half, which ended with Mercer (16-7, 8-2 A-Sun) ahead 43-30.
Thomas scored 11 points in the second half, and the Bears led by as many as 21 points, 55-34, after a three-point play by Chris Smith with 14:11 remaining.
Travis Smith added 13 points for Mercer, including 10 during a 17-5 run that gave the Bears a 32-16 lead with 6:32 left in the first half.
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Adam Pegg, Chris Perez and Joel Naburgs each scored 14 points to pace the Hatters, who lost their fifth consecutive game.
Mercer, which made 58.3 percent of its shots (28-of-48), also defeated Stetson (7-14, 4-6) 75-59 on Jan. 4.