Panthers fall to Buccaneers 86-62

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — Hanner Mosquera-Perea scored 15 points and A.J. Merriweather 13 and East Tennessee pulled away in the second half for an 86-62 win over Milwaukee in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase on Friday.

David Burrell added 12 points and Devontavius Payne had 11 for the Buccaneers (3-1), who outscored the Panthers (1-3) 45-24 in the second half.

ETSU led 41-38 at the half and pushed the lead to 14 with 14:25 remaining on a 3-pointer by Payne. After a Panthers’ free throw, Payne hit another 3 to make it 58-42 and the Buccaneers stayed comfortably ahead.

ETSU shot 55 percent in both halves, finishing 33 of 58. Milwaukee stayed close by shooting 62.5 percent in the first half (15 of 24) but went 4 of 25 in the second half.

Brock Stull had 16 points and Jeremy Johnson 14 off the bench for Milwaukee.