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Bears sweep road trip, remain undefeated in SoCon

Bears senior forward Amanda Thompson drives into the lane for a tough layup attempt.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019

After a rockier than usual start to the season, Mercer women’s basketball seems to have finally found its groove again. A close, last-minute victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts tested the limits of Mercer’s perseverance and toughness. After leading by as much as 20, Mercer saw their led dw...

Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Bears forward Amanda Thompson (No. 2) rises over the Samford defense for the jump shot.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019

Mercer women’s basketball opened up Southern Conference play on Saturday afternoon, welcoming rival Samford to Hawkins Arena. The Bears opened the game extremely slow, shooting just 21 percent from the floor in the opening period, likely not the start head coach Susie Gardner was looking for from a t...

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Senior guard Ethan Stair (No. 22) drives past an ETSU defender for a layup at the basket.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019

Mercer entered Saturday’s game fresh off their first SoCon victory of the year, knocking off Western Carolina (4-14, 1-4) at home on Thursday evening. However, the challenge that walked into Hawkins Arena on Saturday was a different animal. ETSU (15-4, 5-1)  entered the game having won six straight ga...

Cummings scores 36, men’s basketball win first SoCon game

Sophomore point guard Marcus Cohen (No. 3) dribbles the ball up the floor as junior Jaylen Stowe (No. 2) prepares to set the screen.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019

Men’s basketball entered Thursday night’s battle with Western Carolina on a two-game skid, looking to get back in the victory column. The Catamounts (4-13, 1-3) have had a rollercoaster of a season, but came into the game riding a victory over conference foe Samford which gave them their fir...

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Sophomore guard Ross Cummings drives past the defense for a layup.

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019

For most of the Mercer community, the last few weeks were a time of rest and relaxation, a well-deserved break from the grueling stretch of finals week. But for Mercer men’s basketball, time for rest was limited to only a few days as the team found themselves heading straight towards a three-gam...

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

Mercer squared off against Brewton-Parker.

Christian Hartley

December 4, 2018

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 (#2) looks towards the bench during a break in the action against Georgia State.

Mitch Robinson

November 29, 2018

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

Bears forward Ally Welch drives to the basket against the Central Florida defense.

Christian Hartley

November 27, 2018

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

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

Rachel Selph (#34) helped lead Mercer to its first season victory with 16 points. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Christian Hartley

November 15, 2018

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

Marcus Cohen (#3) attempts a drive in game against UAB. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Christian Hartley

November 8, 2018

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 in his final season. Photo by Yusuf Tas.

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

November 4, 2018

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...

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