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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...

Bears beat The Citadel on the road to continue streak

Bears beat The Citadel on the road to continue streak

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the third game in a row, it was the Mercer Bears’ offense that guided them to victory, at least in the second half. The two teams combined to shoot just 2-of-13 in the opening four minutes, with the Citadel clinging to a 4-2 lead. The next three minutes belonged to the Bears, with a 10-2 ru...

The Ruling: Cummings is stealing the show

The Ruling: Cummings is stealing the show

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

I remember getting off the telephone thinking, “Ouch.” I had just spoken with head coach Bob Hoffman and sources inside the program who relayed the news that leading-scorer Ria’n Holland’s x-rays didn’t look good. Holland would ultimately be ruled out for 2-3 weeks with a right wrist injury befor...

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Mercer Club Tennis team will travel to Auburn this weekend to play in the Southern Championship against teams from schools from all over the region, including schools from the state of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. The tournament incl...

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