Mercyhurst North East opened Region III Tournament play Tuesday night in dominating fashion as they downed the number 4 seed in their own gym.
Mercyhurst was in control the entire the game, leading 46-38 at the half and were never threatened in the 2nd half.
The Saints played unselfish basketball, and also played good defense to advance to the Final Four of the Region this weekend.
Soutiri Sapnas led the Saints with 31 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists.
Damon Jones scored 20 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. He also had four steals to lead the Saints.Brandon Dawson scored 12 points to round out the Saints top scorers.
Mercyhurst North East will now advance to play number 1 seed Monroe Community College Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.