The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals


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In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women’s Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night’s game.

Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Alicia Williams contributed 15 points to the win. Player of the Year for the Southern Conference, Precious Bridges, also added eight points in the quarterfinal.

The Bears jumped out early on the Terriers with an 8-0 lead, but the Terriers fought back going on an 11-3 run. At the half, the Bears led 31-22 and their lead continued throughout the game. In the end, the Terriers were unable to match Mercer’s offensive efforts and fell to the Bears 75-54. The Bears shot 50% from the field and an impressive 78.6% from the free-throw line. The Bears also out-rebounded the Terriers 42-23.

The Bears will face the number two seed, the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6.

 

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