Mercer handles Troy in exhibition win

Mercer guard Ria'n Holland drives the lane in a win over Troy on Sunday afternoon. (Mason Prince, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- The Mercer Bears got their 2017-18 season underway on Sunday afternoon with a 77-73 win over Troy in an exhibition game at Hawkins Arena. The Bears only trailed once in the game, by one midway through the first half.

Senior Ria'n Holland led the way for the Bears with 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting including four three-pointers. Ethan Stair and Desmond Ringer each added 13 points to their teams cause.

Mercer opens the regular season on Friday in Orlando, Florida at the University of Central Florida.

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