Mercyhurst North East could not survive a poor shooting first half as they fell to Erie Community College in conference play Saturday.
The Saints shot just 37 percent from the field in the first half and made just 2-of-11 from the free throw line to fall behind.
After the intermission, Mercyhurst outscored Erie 56-51 but it wasnt enough to get the win.
Soutiri Sapnas led the Saints with 25 points while Damon Jones had 17. Brandon Dawson added 12 points in defeat. Je'Land Head led Mercyhurst with six assists.
Mercyhurst falls to 11-3 overall and 0-2 in the WNYAC. Mercyhurst will travel to Genesee Tuesday night to take on the Cougars.