Mercyhurst North East stayed hot with yet another win over a nationally ranked team as they swept the season series with Lakeland.
Mercyhurst (ranked 19th), went ahead by three after Soutiri Sapnas made two free throws with 5 seconds left. Sapnas went to the line after grabbing a key offensive rebound.
Lakeland (ranked 7th) had one final attempt to tie the game but the Lakers guard slipped and was called for traveling, giving the Saints back the ball and sealing the win.
Sapnas led all scorers with 25 points. Damon Jones was 7-for-11 on the night to score 15 points. Je'Land Head added 12 while Brandon Dawson chipped in with 11. Head also had five assists.
Mercyhurst will be back in action Saturday when they host CCAC Allegheny at 2:00 at Liguori Fieldhouse.