Taylor scored a game-high 37 points for the Admirals (7-18), who dropped their third game in a row.
Danville coach Matthew Yates thought the Titans might wear down in a fast tempo game since they lost four players off the team a few weeks ago.
"But they didn't get tired, or it didn't seem to have an effect on their legs. With Duran Elmore being sick - he tried to go but he just couldn't - that really changed the dynamics of our team, too" Yates said.
The Titans shot 66 percent from the field (34-for-53), went 5-for-8 from 3-point range and made 30 of 41 free throws.
Mercer took the lead early in the second quarter and never looked back, eventually leading by as many as 21 points before Danville made a run to trim the lead to single digits late in the third quarter.
The Titans hit six of their first seven shots in the third quarter, and a runner by Nick Patterson, who had 14 points and eight rebounds, put Mercer ahead 67-46 with 4 minutes, 40 seconds left in the period.
But Danville's pressure began to cause problems. The Ads scored seven points off of five Mercer turnovers during a 13-0 run to trim the Titans' lead to 67-59 with 1:58 left in the third quarter.
"I thought we would come back and settle down, and we decided we were going to get the ball inside," Cundiff said.
Two free throws and a three-point play from Jamel Taylor keyed a 12-3 run that put Mercer comfortably ahead again at 79-64 heading to the fourth quarter.
Yates thought the Admirals had the momentum at that point.
"I felt really good, but my dilemma was the group that had us come back worked so hard, do I take them out and give them a rest because getting back in it was a lot of hard work. I chose to leave them in, I think, two possessions too long and it caught up with us," he said. "But we had to scramble to find out who was playing well tonight, and it took us up to the third quarter to find a combination that would work."
Mercer led by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter. Jamel Taylor's spin move and layup put the Titans at the 100-point mark with 1:15 to play. He had 18 second-half points and grabbed four rebounds, and McCloud added 13 points and five assists.
"I expected (Jamel) Taylor to have that kind of game because we're small. I was kind of hoping our bigs would be a little tougher tonight, a little more physical," Yates said. "But he did a good job running the floor, getting some easy buckets."
Ward Dedman had nine of his 20 points in the first quarter as Mercer took a 23-21 lead.
With the game tied 23-all, Mercer went on a 9-0 run to lead 32-25, then used an 8-0 run to open up a 43-26 lead with 2:37 left in the first half.
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Danville . . . . . . . . . . . 21 - 38 - 64 - 87
at Mercer County . . . 23 - 52 - 79 - 103
DANVILLE (7-18) - A.J. Bates 2, Duran Elmore 4, Kruz Warner 16, Tevin Raines 15, Matt Bibb 2, JaCody Taylor 37, Jamar Taylor 4, D.J. Daugherty 1.
MERCER (12-12) - Jamel Taylor 21, Matthew Robertson 28, Ward Dedman 20, Nick Patterson 14, Matthew McCloud 13, McRay 5, Nick Reed 2.