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Thursday, Dec 2, 2021

Men's basketball defeats Fort Valley State in season opener

<p>Kamar Robertson (#1) guards Fort Valley State player in the first period of the season opener.</p>

Kamar Robertson (#1) guards Fort Valley State player in the first period of the season opener.

Over 1,000 fans gathered in Hawkins Arena last night for the men’s basketball team season opener. The Bears kicked off their season with a 93-61 win over Fort Valley State University.

As a team, the Bears shot 55.7% from the field and 44.8% from behind the arc. However, they struggled at the free-throw line going 12 for 19 (63.2%).

Guard Neftali Alverez scored 19 of Mercer’s points and went 2 for 2 at the three-point line. Alverez also had three rebounds and three assists for the night with one steal.

Center Shannon Grant followed close behind Alverez with 17 points, going 8 for 11 on shots. Grant led the team in rebounds with five and had two steals.

Guard Kamar Robertson had an efficient night going 3 for 6 in the field, 3 for 5 at the three-point line and 4 for 4 on free throws. He also led alongside Grant with five rebounds and two assists.

The Bears will travel to the University of Arkansas on Nov. 9 as they look to expand their 1-0 record on the season.


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