Men's Basketball 2023-2024 Game Recap


Mercer Loses at Essex in Triple Overtime 87-90




Newark, NJ-Mercer (5-4) men’s basketball lost 87-90 at Essex CC (2-5) in triple overtime.  The Vikings had six players in double figures and battled back multiple times to keep the game close but fell just short against the Wolverines.


Sophomore Jason Mark (Broward, FL/Blanche Ely HS) had a double double with 19 points and 10 rebounds and also had 3 blocks and 2 steals.  Sophomore Izaiah Johnson (Burlington, NJ/Burlington City) also had 19 points along with 5 assists and 5 rebounds.  Freshman Darius Bland (Willingboro, NJ/Florence Twp. Memorial) had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and sophomore Justin Carbone (Monmouth Junction, NJ/South Brunswick) added 14 points and 7 rebounds.  Freshman Calvin Moore (Trenton, NJ/Trenton Central) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and sophomore Anthony Rhodes (Hamilton, NJ/Nottingham) added 11 points off the bench in the loss.


The Vikings next host Cecil College (3-8) in a 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12th.