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January 16, 2013

Merrimack men stay alive vs. Le Moyne

NORTH ANDOVER – After squandering a 20-point halftime lead and a 23-point edge early in the second half, Merrimack men’s basketball survived against Le Moyne.

The Warriors (7-8 overall, 4-6 NE-10) allowed Le Moyne to take a seven-point advantage during the second half, but then they went on a 13-0 run to end the contest and win 65-59.

The Dolphins put together a 23-0 run over a span of nearly 10 minutes to give them a 59-52 edge with 4:40 to play.

But they then failed to score the rest of the way.

“We definitely displayed some growing pains tonight,” head coach Bert Hammel said in a release. “I’m proud of the way we fought back, absolutely, but we have to be surer of ourselves on the defensive end of the court. We have to be more consistent on a nightly basis. But tonight, we’ll take the win and prepare for another tough road contest on Saturday.”

Merrimack shot 39.3 percent, going 22 for 56.

Kevin Regan (16) and JT Strickland (14) were the only players to finish in double figures in scoring for Merrimack. Mike Clifford chipped in nine points and eight rebounds. Tyler Young posted eight points and a team-high nine boards.

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