Mercer overtakes Wofford for 73-65 win
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Ross Cummings scored 22 points with six 3-pointers, both career highs, to lead Mercer to a 73-65 win over Wofford on Saturday.
Cummings, a 6-foot-3 sophomore making his second career start, finished 8 for 10 from the field and missed just two of his eight shots from long range. He has combined for 14 3-pointers in the last three games. Desmond Ringer added 16 points and Demetre Rivers had 10 for Mercer, which snapped a four-game skid.
Mercer (11-13, 4-7 Southern Conference) trailed by double figures midway through the first half but tightened it up with an 11-0 run just before the break. Cummings drained a 3-pointer with 4:11 remaining to put Mercer on top for good, 61-59, and Demetre Rivers hit a 3 to stretch the lead to five. Cameron Jackson cut the deficit to 64-61 on a dunk but Cummings responded with his sixth 3.
Fletcher Magee scored 23 points to lead Wofford (16-8, 7-4).