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Cummings finds his stride, Bears get back on track with win

Cummings finds his stride, Bears get back on track with win

Christian Hartley

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team welcomed the Brewton-Parker Barons (1-5, 0-0) to Hawkins Arena on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears (4-3, 0-0) could not buy a basket for most of the first half, but thankfully neither could the Barons. The teams started the game shooting a combined 14-of-46 from the floor...

Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

Mitch Robinson

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After spending three years as a member of Mercer’s men’s basketball team, senior Jaylen Stowe has learned a valuable lesson: don’t take anything for granted. “Four years may seem like a long time, but it goes by really fast,” Stowe said. You have to make the most out of every day becaus...

Women’s basketball trounced at home by Central Florida

Women’s basketball trounced at home by Central Florida

Christian Hartley

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball team, hot off a win over the SEC’s Florida Gators, played host to the Central Florida Knights (2-0, 0-0) Sunday afternoon. This was a rematch for a pair of teams who squared off last season with Mercer edging out UCF on their home floor, 73-64. The Knights wer...

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Christian Hartley

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball fell short in its season opener on Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, 75-67. The game was back-and-forth for most of the first half, as the Bears and Blazers traded leads in the opening 12 minutes. Mercer had their largest lead 16-10 with 9:5...

Women’s basketball secures first win of new season

Women’s basketball secures first win of new season

Christian Hartley

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a tough loss to Wake Forest to open the season, Mercer women’s basketball got back on track Monday evening with a 79-72 victory over Georgia Southern. The first and second quarters were neck-and-neck. Each team traded baskets and swapped runs, but neither could pull away. The result was a tied, ...

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Christian Hartley

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball fell short in its season opener on Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, 75-67. The game was back-and-forth for most of the first half, as the Bears and Blazers traded leads in the opening 12 minutes. Mercer had their largest lead 16-10 with 9:5...

Cory Kilby looks ahead to final Mercer Basketball season

Cory Kilby looks ahead to final Mercer Basketball season

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

November 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Cory Kilby is entering his last season with Mercer Men’s basketball, and he looks to step up as a leader and help pass the torch to the team’s underclassmen. Kilby said he grew up around basketball because of his dad’s love for the sport. He spent a lot of time going to the gym with his dad fo...

Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Keith Holmes Jr.

October 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Last season, the Mercer men’s basketball team had 19 wins and 15 losses. This was an improvement over the previous year with 15 wins and 17 losses. The Bears look to further expand their success into this coming season. The annual Orange and White game will be the first test of their preparedn...

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Sydni Means hangs up the shoes, puts on the whistle

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Coaching Spotlight, Showcase, Sports

Fans of college basketball know the heartbreak of watching young talent come through, join their favorite team and then depart after four years. However, there is a noticeable pattern of Mercer alumni coming back to fill coaching positions for their former teams. For former Mercer Women’s Basketball point...

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Some athletes find motivation from popular quotes. Some find it from coaches or peers. Others find it from within themselves. Amanda Thompson finds it in the Bible verse, Colossians 3:23: ““Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” ...

Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3×3 Tournament

Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3×3 Tournament

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Two seniors from the Mercer men’s basketball team participated in a national three-on-three basketball tournament the weekend of March 30. Stephon Jelks and Ria’n Holland traveled to San Antonio to compete in the Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship. The tournament was open to college seniors...

Bears say goodbye to Seniors in loss to North Texas

Bears say goodbye to Seniors in loss to North Texas

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball ran into a freight train in the form of North Texas in 96-67 loss in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational. The Mean Green came out firing on all cylinders, leading Mercer for 38 of the game’s 40 total minutes. Jordan Strawberry led the Bears with 25 poin...

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