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Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Bears edge Samford in overtime thriller

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Men’s basketball drops heartbreaker to ETSU

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

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

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Bears Are Back: Men’s Basketball Winter Break Recap

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

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

Christian Hartley

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Mercer Volleyball finishes season on highs and low

Kyle Mullins, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The season is over for Mercer’s volleyball team after they lost in the second round of the SoCon tournament to no.1 seed East Tennessee State University. In the first round, the Bears played no. 5 seed Wofford and swept them in three sets, hardly even a contest. Brittany Major and Roberta Todd ...

Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

Jaylen Stowe ready to make the most of senior season

Mitch Robinson

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Women’s basketball trounced at home by Central Florida

Christian Hartley

November 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Mercer football season in review and final game against Furman

Mercer football season in review and final game against Furman

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

This was not an easy season for Mercer’s 2018 football team, but despite the many setbacks they still managed to pull off a respectable conference record, finishing 4-4. Their last game against Furman showcased how given better circumstances, they could have a much better season. Once again, Harri...

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Men’s basketball falls at UAB in season opener

Christian Hartley

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Mercer Volleyball going into the SoCon tournament

Mercer Volleyball going into the SoCon tournament

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

This 2018 team has had a remarkably improved season over last year’s team, finishing the regular season 15-12 overall and 8-8 in the conference. So far this year three of the players have gotten over 200 kills, Brittany Major (254), Roberta Todd (277) and Paige Alsten leading with 330 kills. ...

Women’s basketball secures first win of new season

Women’s basketball secures first win of new season

Christian Hartley

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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, ...

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