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Seniors lead the way on Senior Night to help keep Bears’ streak alive

Seniors lead the way on Senior Night to help keep Bears’ streak alive

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For Mercer basketball’s six player senior class, tonight was a bittersweet moment as they played in their final home game as Bears. What better way to go out than by leading their team to victory in front of a packed house in Hawkins Arena? After the game, each of the seniors echoed the message of senior...

Strawberry and Cummings lead Mercer over UNCG for Mercer’s fifth straight victory

Strawberry and Cummings lead Mercer over UNCG for Mercer’s fifth straight victory

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

“Jordan Strawberry had the best game of his Mercer career tonight,” Coach Hoffman said about the play of his senior guard. “He’s had a lot of great games, but tonight was really special.” Strawberry scored 27 points, his highest total of the season, and went 11-of-11 from the free throw...

Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

"I love winning like this,” coach Hoffman said after Thursday’s game. For this first time since January 13, the Bears put together a truly dominate performance on both ends of the floor en route to an 82-58 blowout victory over the Virginia Military Institute Keydets. Mercer opened the ga...

Bears defeat Samford on the road, heating up at right time

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Bears are heating up, and it could not be happening at a better time. “We've come a long way over the past week or so,” Head Coach Bob Hoffman said after the game. “We just need to keep doing the little things that can help us maintain this momentum that we've created.” The Bears ...

Shoot Your Shot: Paladins, Terriers no match for Mercer

Shoot Your Shot: Paladins, Terriers no match for Mercer

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Another one. Actually another two. Mercer Women’s Basketball (22-2, 9-0) added two more to their win streak of now 19 games and remained unbeaten in Southern Conference competition. The Bears defeated both Furman University (13-11, 3-6) and Wofford College (10-14, 3-6) last week extending thei...

Ross Cummings shoots Bears to huge 73-65 win over Wofford

Ross Cummings shoots Bears to huge 73-65 win over Wofford

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ross Cummings came into Saturday’s matchup averaging just eight minutes per contest for a struggling Mercer team. The sophomore guard’s role has been that of a catch-and-shoot marksman, coming in when the team needs a basket. That all changed on Saturday. Cummings went berserk, scoring 22 points and...

Bears couldn’t overcome barrage of three pointers in 85-73 loss to Furman

Bears couldn’t overcome barrage of three pointers in 85-73 loss to Furman

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Furman Paladins (16-7, 7-3) rolled into Thursday’s matchup with Mercer averaging ten 3-pointers per game, good for third in the SoCon, and first in 3-point defense, sitting them atop of the SoCon standings. Thursday, the Paladins unloaded a barrage of 15 three pointers on 50 percent shootin...

New to the Court: Women’s Club Basketball

New to the Court: Women’s Club Basketball

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Tosin Ogunyale, vice president of the newly formed women’s club basketball team, said she knew going into college that she would have to make some sacrifices to pursue her career, but she never wanted basketball to be one of them. “I have been playing basketball for as long as I can remember ...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Do you all remember my last article where I stated that it appeared as if Mercer still had some chinks in the armor and that their next two opponents would prove if they had a handle on the Southern Conference? Yeah? Well, I was wrong. I was very wrong. Mercer (20-2, 7-0) demolished the number two and n...

Bears blow 10 point second half lead, lose at home to The Citadel

Bears blow 10 point second half lead, lose at home to The Citadel

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With 18:15 left in the second half, Mercer opened up a 10 point lead, its largest lead of the game. The Bears looked well on their way to a home win over SoCon rival The Citadel. The Bulldogs had other plans. Over the next seven minutes, they locked the Bears down. Mercer went scoreless for six min...

Shorthanded Bears dealt 84-75 road loss at ETSU

Shorthanded Bears dealt 84-75 road loss at ETSU

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball squad (10-11, 3-5) came into its matchup with the East Tennessee State University Bucs (17-4, 8-0) still ailing after losing its leading scorer Ria’n Holland for at least 2-3 weeks to a hand injury. The Bears dropped their last game against UNCG in overtime just four days...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears set and extend program record with 15 consecutive wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears set and extend program record with 15 consecutive wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Put three more in the W column for the women’s basketball team after it collected impressive wins over SoCon opponents in the last week. The winning streak extended to 15 games, but the last two are proof that there is still work to be done for the Bears. “We got off to a great start in the first ...

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