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North Florida beats Mercer 89-80

9:36 PM, Jan 1, 2014   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Dallas Moore scored 21 points with four assists as North Florida sustained and early lead to beat Mercer 89-80 on Wednesday night.
 
Chris Davenport had 17 points with six rebounds for the Ospreys (8-7). Jalen Nesbitt came off the bench to score 15 and Travis Wallace added 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
 
The Ospreys mounted a 13-4 run in the game's first five minutes to lead 43-29 at the break. Nesbitt's 3-pointer at 9:20 in the second period extended the North Florida lead to 20, 66-46.  From there, the Ospreys - who led by double digits throughout most of the game - never had to look back.
 
Ike Nwamu came off the bench to lead the Bears (10-5) with 20 points. Darious Moten had 16 points and seven rebounds.
 
The loss snapped a Mercer five-game winning streak.

Associated Press

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