Justice Mercadel poured in 29 points and the Austin College men’s basketball team held off Trinity University, 88-85, in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Sunday afternoon in Hughey Gym.


Mercadel topped 20 points for the fourth straight game and added 10 rebounds, and Jayden Holland finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.Kameron Hill hit 3-of-4 three-pointers on his way to 12 points, Kam Hogan added 11 points and seven assists and Josh Quinn scored 10 points as all five starters reached double-digits for Austin College (4-16, 2-7), which hosts Colorado College at 6 p.m. on Friday.