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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 ...

Mercer Club Tennis placed in top half during Southern Championships

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Mercer Club Tennis team aced their competition at the Southern Championships Feb. 23 - 24 in Auburn, Alabama. With an overall three out of six matches won and coming in second in their pool, Mercer Club Tennis placed in the Gold Bracket. Club President Josh Allison said that they had close matches fro...

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...

Mercer hoards 2018 postseason awards

Mercer hoards 2018 postseason awards

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In a year stockpiled filled with accolades, Women’s Basketball senior Kahlia Lawrence was named the 2018 Southern Conference Player of the Year, highlighting a bevy of season awards for the Bears. This is Lawrence’s third consecutive year receiving the award, a SoCon first, and it comes on the heel...

Shoot Your Shot: Sweep Complete, Mercer claims third straight SoCon Regular Season Title

Shoot Your Shot: Sweep Complete, Mercer claims third straight SoCon Regular Season Title

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

No. 25 Mercer Women’s Basketball completed its sweep of the Southern Conference regular season last week with wins over rivals, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and East Tennessee State University. The Bears (27-2,14-0) finished conference play undefeated, pushed their win streak to 24 games an...

Strawberry’s game winner lifts Bears over Terriers in season finale

Strawberry’s game winner lifts Bears over Terriers in season finale

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

Wofford guard Trevor Stumpe pulled up for the jump shot with 15 seconds to go and drilled it, sinking the hearts of the Mercer faithful. Coach Hoffman called a timeout, attempting to draw up the perfect play to guide his team to victory. “We actually changed the play right before we threw the ball i...

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