The Mercer County Golden Eagles boys basketball team topped Erie Monday night on the opening night of the Orion Tip-Off Classic.

The Mercer County Golden Eagles boys basketball team topped Erie Monday night on the opening night of the Orion Tip-Off Classic.

The Golden Eagles, just two days off the team's playoff football loss, won their first game of the season.

Mercer County outscored Erie 9-4 in the first quarter and led 22-12 at the half.

Erie bounced back in the third period cutting the Golden Eagle lead to 26-22 heading into the final period. Mercer County outscored Erie 11-5 in the final period to preserve the victory.

Tyson Nylin led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 11 points.