Live here from the Mercyhurst Athletic Center
8:52 p.m. – Final Merchurst 84, Clarion 68
8:47 p.m. – Its all but over 79-60 Mercyhurst 2:20 left
8:42 p.m. – Never mind. Mercyhurst hit 3 of 4 free throws and Ajenifuja nails a 3-pointer and its 75-58 Lakers with 3:54 to go.
8:37 p.m. – We may have a game on our hands here. Mercyhurst lead is down to 12, 69-57, with 5:06 left. Lakers forced to call timeout.
8:36 p.m. – 5:25 left andClarion has cut the deficit to 14, 69-55.
8:29 p.m. – 7:18 left, and its still all Mercyhurst with Lakers leading 69-50.
8:19 p.m. – Under 12 media and Mercyhurst still holds a 19-point lead, 62-43, with Lakers shooting two out of timeout
8:15 p.m. – Mercyhurst lead is back to 25, 62-37, with 13:15 left.
8:10 p.m. – Clarion has shaved the deficit to 20, 54-34, 4 minutes into the second half.
8:04 p.m. – Second half set to begin. Clarion is going to need to shoot the lights out and play great defense or season is going to end.
7:57 p.m. – This pretty much sums up first half for Clarion. Missed shot and No. 5 (inside right side) gets called for a foul for standing there. When things aren’t going your way, they aren’t going your way.
7:49 p.m.– Ajenifula hits a 3-pointer at the horn and Mercyhurst leads 51-26 at halftime. Lakers 8 of 10 from 3-point range in first half. 18 of 33 overall. Clarion a frigid 7 of 25 from the field. Mercyhurst also outrebounding Clarion 23-15. And Golden Eagles have forced only 4 turnovers. This is going to be an uphill climb for Clarion. Mercyhurst only allows 58.6 ppg.
7:47 p.m. – Mercyhurst blowing this game wide open. Lakers up 20, 46-26, with 1 minute left 1st half
7:38 p.m. – 5 minutes left in first half and Mercyhurst still leads 36-19.
7:31 p.m. – Under 8 media timeout (7:46 left first half). It’s all Mercyhurst right now. Lakers lead 30-16. Ajenifula has 10 points for Lakers.
7:28 p.m. – Can’t comment on the Gill technical because it was away from the side of the table I was on. Williams definitely deserved his technical. Was practically begging for it. Mercyhurst hit 3 of the free throws and leads 28-16.
7:27 p.m. – Clarion’s Tim Gill is being called for a technical foul on this play. Marcess Williams is not happy. And Williams has just been assessed a technical foul
7:26 p.m. – Gerrae Williams of Mercyhurst has cut open up. Delay while he is attended to and court is cleaned up. Mercyhurst leads 25-16 with 9:21 left.
7:21 p.m. – Mercyhurst has opened up an 11-point lead, 23-12. Lakers are on a 7-1 run. Jones and Kayode Ajenifuja each with 6 for Lakers. Anthony 6 for Clarion
7:16 p.m. – Cameron Grumley (Johnsonburg) makes first appearance with 14 minutes left. Clarion still down five, 16-11, but on the line shooting 2
7:13 p.m. – First media time out, Mercyhurst leads Clarion 15-10; Anthony 6 for Golden Eagles; Damon Jones six for Lakers.
7:11 p.m. – Mercyhurst up 4 12-8; Andre’ Anthony has hit a pair of 3 for Golden Eagles
7:06 p.m. – Mercyhurst grabs early 5-0 lead on Clarion. Lakers led at halftime of both games of regular season.