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Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Some athletes find motivation from popular quotes. Some find it from coaches or peers. Others find it from within themselves. Amanda Thompson finds it in the Bible verse, Colossians 3:23: ““Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” ...

Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3×3 Tournament

Jelks, Holland represent SoCon in National 3×3 Tournament

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Two seniors from the Mercer men’s basketball team participated in a national three-on-three basketball tournament the weekend of March 30. Stephon Jelks and Ria’n Holland traveled to San Antonio to compete in the Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship. The tournament was open to college seniors...

Bears say goodbye to Seniors in loss to North Texas

Bears say goodbye to Seniors in loss to North Texas

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball ran into a freight train in the form of North Texas in 96-67 loss in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational. The Mean Green came out firing on all cylinders, leading Mercer for 38 of the game’s 40 total minutes. Jordan Strawberry led the Bears with 25 poin...

Bears fall to UGA in first round of NCAA Tournament

Bears fall to UGA in first round of NCAA Tournament

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer women’s basketball came into Saturday’s opening round game as a No. 13 seed matched up with No. 4 seed Georgia. The Bulldogs came in as a heavy favorite, but the Bears played with incredible energy and intensity behind a strong Mercer presence in the stands. The game was a back-and-forth affair the ent...

Bears top Grand Canyon University, advance to second round of CBI tourney

Bears top Grand Canyon University, advance to second round of CBI tourney

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After an early exit from the SoCon tourney, the Bears were back in action Wednesday for opening round action in the 2018 College Basketball Invitational Tournament. The first challenge of the tournament came in the form of the Antelopes of Grand Canyon University. As the lower ranked seed in the ...

Rematch! Mercer Women to take on Georgia in first round of 2018 NCAA Tournament

Rematch! Mercer Women to take on Georgia in first round of 2018 NCAA Tournament

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Spotlight

Sounds like payback may be in order. No. 25 Mercer Women’s Basketball will take on in-state opponent No. 18 Georgia in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. This will be the second time that the Bears play the Bulldogs this year. The NCAA handed Mercer the No. 13 see...

Shoot Your Shot: Redemption, Bears claim their first Southern Conference Tournament Title

Shoot Your Shot: Redemption, Bears claim their first Southern Conference Tournament Title

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

“It’s indescribable. I promise, I don’t have words for you right now.” That’s how Kahlia Lawrence explained her feelings after No. 25 Mercer Women’s Basketball pulled out a victory in the championship game of the Southern Conference tournament, their first tournament title after two agonizin...

Mercer history made: Lady Bears win SoCon championship

Mercer history made: Lady Bears win SoCon championship

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Just under a year ago, the Bears lost a heartbreaker in the SoCon title game to Chattanooga. It was the second year in a row Mercer had come up just short. “I remember all the emotions, the awful emotions, the angst of losing,” head coach Susie Gardner said. Bears guard Sydni Means said last ye...

Men’s basketball falls in SoCon quarterfinals to Wofford

Men’s basketball falls in SoCon quarterfinals to Wofford

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One of the hardest things to do in all of sports is to beat the same team three times in one season. The Bears found that out the hard way on Saturday afternoon. Mercer’s SoCon championship hopes came to a halt in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, falling to the fifth seed Wofford Terrie...

Women’s basketball advances to SoCon Championship

Women’s basketball advances to SoCon Championship

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the second game in a row, Mercer led from start to finish, won by more than 30 points, and again, Mercer’s Kahlia Lawrence scored 23 points. Most importantly, Mercer women’s basketball is heading to the SoCon Championship game, after blowing out No. 5 seeded Samford, 81-44. Mercer’s defen...

The Ruling: Win and you’re in

The Ruling: Win and you’re in

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The formula is pretty simple now for the Bears: Win, and you get to keep playing. The regular season doesn’t mean anything now. Mercer’s 18-13 record. The trials and tribulations. The ups. The downs. The injuries. The game winners. None of it matters. Win, and you’re in. The Bears wi...

Women’s basketball cruises into SoCon Semifinals

Women’s basketball cruises into SoCon Semifinals

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer Women’s basketball team kicked off the 2018 SoCon Tournament with a 75-44 trouncing of No. 8 seed Western Carolina, tying a SoCon record in the process. The Bears won their 25th consecutive game, which tied Chattanooga for the most consecutive wins in conference history. The Bears sta...

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