Joyner scores 16 points to send Merrimack past Bryant

NCAA Men's Basketball

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP)Idris Joyner scored 16 points and Mykel Derring scored 14 off the bench and Merrimack beat Bryant 71-67 on Wednesday for its third straight win.

Merrimack has won four its last five. The Bulldogs have dropped three straight and have lost four of five following a four-game winning streak.

Derring’s 3-pointer with 4:07 to go made it 61-59 and Merrimack led the rest of the way. Bryant led 36-30 at intermission.

Javaris Hayes and Mikey Watkins each scored 12 and Devin Jensen 10 for the Warriors (10-8, 4-1 Northeast Conference).

Juan Cardenas led Bryant (9-8, 1-3) with a career-high 26 points and Ben Lin tied a career-high 19 points. Ikenna Ndugba collared 11 rebounds.

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