Second half powers Evansville past Mercer, 89-76 - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Second half powers Evansville past Mercer, 89-76

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Colts still looking for first "W"

    Colts still looking for first "W"

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:45:30 GMT
    Indianapolis got back to work Tuesday. Less than 24 hours after blowing a 14-point second-half lead and letting a seemingly secure win slip away in the final five minutes, the Colts coaches began searchingMore >>
    Indianapolis got back to work Tuesday.More >>
  • Colts roster moves

    Colts roster moves

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:39:51 GMT
    The Colts have signed defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles to the active roster and guard David Arkin to the practice squad. To clear room Monday, Indianapolis released running back Dion Lewi from the activeMore >>
    The Colts have signed defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles to the active roster and guard David Arkin to the practice squad.More >>
  • Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

    Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:34:26 GMT
    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.More >>
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a...More >>

D.J. Ballantine and Duane Gibson combined to score 52 points, going a collective 25 of 27 from the free throw line, to lead a second-half Evansville comeback that rolled over Mercer 89-76.

Ballantine was 14 of 15 from the line and led all scorers with 29 points. Gibson finished with 23 points and was 11 of 12 from the free throw line. The Purple Aces (3-0) were 31 of 38 from the line as a team and was 27 of 50 from the field.

Adam Wing added 15 points for Evansville, connecting on 3 of 4 3-point attempts.

Langston Hall had 25 points to lead the Bears (2-2). Jakob Gollon added 11 points and Daniel Coursey had 10.

Mercer took a 41-38 lead at intermission, but saw the Purple Aces take a 51-35 scoring advantage in the second half.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow