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Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Men’s basketball uses strong second half to pull away from Tigers

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in season play, 0-0 in conference, pulling away from the Tigers of Jackson State for an 86-58 victory. From the opening tip, both the Bears(1-1, 0-0) and Tigers(1-0, 0-0) came out aggressive. For the Bears, it was drawing fouls on the inside and ...

Mercer Men’s Basketball cruises in home opener

Christian Hartley, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball earned its first victory of the year Sunday, running past the Toccoa Falls Eagles 110-43. It was the Bears’ (1-1, 0-0) defense that set the tone early when the offense struggled out of the gate. Through the first 10 minutes, the Bears forced eight turnovers but were only a...

Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

Club Basketball looks to make leaps and bounds this season

Chase Peplin, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As shoes are laced, balls are dribbled and shots are put up, the one-note symphony of club basketball practices is underway, and they are off to a good start. Among those returning is Darryl Wanton, a senior and veteran of the team who led scoring for the team last year.   “What makes our g...

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Tennis

Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team overcame their first obstacle to a SoCon championship Saturday with a victory over Wofford College. They beat the Terriers at home 2-1. The final score does not reflect how dominant Mercer remained during the match, outshooting their opponent 8-1 in just the first...

Strawberry looks to win in his last year on the Mercer men’s basketball team

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

From the time he was 6 years old, Jordan Strawberry played basketball. Now, he’s a senior at Mercer and looking to graduate with a degree in criminal justice. “Everybody in my family—like my cousins, my uncles, my brother—they all played basketball, so I kind of just fell in love with the sport and just continued playing,” Strawberry said.

Coasting in Costa Rica

Coasting in Costa Rica

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

While most sports teams resided in Macon over the summer for training, Mercer’s Women’s Basketball took a more tropical approach and ended the summer with a six-day trip to Costa Rica.

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

SoCon Championship loss doesn’t define Mercer women’s basketball’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The core remains intact for Mercer next season.

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Close losses leave sour taste for men’s basketball team

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Hayes Rule breaks down the Men's basketball season and provides a look at what's down the road.

Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Lady Bears aren’t finished yet, win decidedly against Wofford

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Led by Keke Calloway’s 20 points, the Lady Bears beat Wofford in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championships, 67-42. Both teams had a slow start, but Mercer consistently held the lead throughout the game, outscoring their opponent in each quarter. The Bears were es...

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Desmond Ringer takes on leadership role with new teammates

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Spotlight

“I just feel like I'm the glue guy,” he said in a recording of the Cluster’s Podcast, Inside the Den. “I just want to win.”

Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Love and Basketball: Mercer Edition

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

February is here and accompanying the month is some unseasonably warm weather, the anticipation of Spring Break and, of course, Valentine’s Day. This Cupid’s holiday, the Mercer University family can welcome its very own version of Love and Basketball. It’s no secret that Mercer Basketball cent...

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Head Coach comments on player rotation for Lady Bears

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

“I do what I feel is best for this program,” Gardner said.

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