Cummings leads Mercer past Samford

Mercer's Ross Cummings scored a team-high 21 points in a 74-69 win on Monday. (WBMA)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Mercer men's basketball team has now won three games in a row thanks to a 74-69 win over Samford on Monday night.

In Ria'n Holland's absence due to injury, Ross Cummings continues to step his game up scoring a team-high 21 points while hitting four three-pointers. Jordan Strawberry added 18 points in the winning effort as well.

Mercer led for 36 of the 40 minutes in the game and used a strong first half to hold off a Samford comeback in the second.

The Bears are 13-13 overall and 6-7 in SoCon play. Mercer hosts VMI on Thursday.

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