Women's basketball slides past The Herd with last-second free throws

In an exciting quarterfinal with the Marshall Herd, the Mercer Women’s Basketball Team came out victorious with a 73-71 win. With this win, the Bears improved to 20-14 for the season, which is the second time in three seasons that the Bears reached 20 wins.

Although the Bears came out with the win, they were trailing for the majority of the game. When Precious Bridges was fouled with 36 seconds left, she tied the game at 71-71 with two made free throws. After The Herd in bounded the ball, Mercer was able to steal it back and Teanna Robinson was then fouled. She made one of her two free throws, which gave Mercer their first lead of the game at 72-71. With only 0.6 second remaining, Brianna Williams was fouled and made a single free throw, making the final score 73-71.

In the win, Bridges tallied a total of 35 points with four assists and five rebounds. Freshman Kahlia Lawrence posted a total of 17 points, while teammate Teanna Robinson added 11 rebounds.

The Bears will travel to Loudonville, N.Y. to play Siena in the semifinals of the WBI. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.