Bender carries Mercer past Columbia International 88-62
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MACON, Ga. (AP) Maciej Bender scored 19 points as Mercer romped past Columbia International 88-62 on Saturday.
Leon Ayers III and Neftali Alvarez added 16 points each for the Bears (4-0). Alvarez also had eight assists and Felipe Haase had 13 rebounds and five assists.
Julio Rodriguez had 17 points for the Rams. Dianthony Heathcock added eight rebounds.
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Updated December 5, 2020