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Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Dynamic duo making history for Mercer women’s basketball

Mitch Robinson

March 27, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Basketball’s history is riddled with legendary partnerships: Shaq and Kobe, Jordan and Pippen, Steph and Klay- the list could go on. No matter who else was on the floor, these pairings always stood out. On this year’s talented Mercer women’s basketball team, two players stood above the res...

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Bears upset bid comes up just short in season-ending loss to Iowa in NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as one of the four No. 15 seeds, squaring off with the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Greensboro region. Iowa, led by NCAAw Player of the Year Megan Gustagson, was dominant early on, taking an early 14-2 lead over the Bears. Howev...

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Women’s basketball to face Iowa in opening round of 2019 NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The wait is over. After a little over a week of anticipation, the Mercer women’s basketball team found out who their first round matchup will be in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Bears were given a No. 15 seed in the Greensboro region, earning them a matchup against the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes. L...

Bears repeat as SoCon Champs, punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Bears repeat as SoCon Champs, punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears women’s basketball team has completed an incredible feat, repeating as Southern Conference champions, after coming back to defeat Furman 66-63 on Sunday. Furman got out to the quick start in the first quarter, but the Bears responded in the second quarter to take a 35-31 lead int...

Defending champion Bears advance to second straight SoCon title game

Defending champion Bears advance to second straight SoCon title game

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The defending-champion Mercer Bears will have yet another opportunity to cut down the nets in this year’s SoCon Championship game after defeating the No. 5 seed Wofford Terriers, 69-51, in the tournament semi-finals. Friday’s morning matchup saw the Bears get off to yet another slow start on off...

Top-seeded Bears open SoCon Tournament with win over Western Carolina

Top-seeded Bears open SoCon Tournament with win over Western Carolina

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As the No. 1 overall seed in a tournament, you play each game with a target on your back, taking the best shot from each team you face. When Mercer took the court against No. 8 seed Western Carolina, most expected a Bears victory. But I’m not sure many expected a dominating victory like this one. ...

Two teams, one goal: Mercer basketball teams enter the 2019 SoCon Tournament

Two teams, one goal: Mercer basketball teams enter the 2019 SoCon Tournament

Mitch Robinson, Lead Sports Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For even the most casual of sports fans, March is a special month. College baseball is starting to heat up, professional baseball spring training is underway, and professional basketball is zeroing in on the playoffs. But above all else, March is known for one thing: college basketball’s March Madness. M...

Bears top Wofford, finish undefeated in SoCon for second consecutive season

Bears top Wofford, finish undefeated in SoCon for second consecutive season

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

For the second consecutive season, the Mercer women’s basketball team has finished the season with an undefeated Southern Conference record. To do so once is an extremely impressive accomplishment, but to do so twice can only be classified as one thing -- special. Their final win wasn’t han...

Bears hold on for 66-62 victory over Furman

Bears hold on for 66-62 victory over Furman

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer women’s basketball vs Furman -- a matchup of the top two teams in the Southern Conference. Also, a potential preview of the 2019 SoCon Championship that will take place in just over a week. The Bears got out to a hot start by playing stifling defense and getting out in transition. They ...

Women’s basketball overcomes poor shooting in win over Chattanooga

Women’s basketball overcomes poor shooting in win over Chattanooga

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

It wasn’t pretty, and it definitely wasn’t easy, but Mercer women’s basketball found a way to keep their winning streak alive. Conference road games are always tough to win, but when you shoot just 39-percent from the floor, get out-rebounded and you only make one 3-pointer -- on paper, it can ...

Women’s basketball edges ETSU in overtime thriller

Women’s basketball edges ETSU in overtime thriller

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Bears traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee for a matchup with East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Thursday, the first of two straight road games. Mercer got out ahead of the Bucs early thanks to fast starts from starters Amanda Thompson and Shannon Titus. At the end of the opening quarter, the Bea...

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