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Ross Cummings shoots Bears to huge 73-65 win over Wofford

Ross Cummings shoots Bears to huge 73-65 win over Wofford

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ross Cummings came into Saturday’s matchup averaging just eight minutes per contest for a struggling Mercer team. The sophomore guard’s role has been that of a catch-and-shoot marksman, coming in when the team needs a basket. That all changed on Saturday. Cummings went berserk, scoring 22 points and...

Bears couldn’t overcome barrage of three pointers in 85-73 loss to Furman

Bears couldn’t overcome barrage of three pointers in 85-73 loss to Furman

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Furman Paladins (16-7, 7-3) rolled into Thursday’s matchup with Mercer averaging ten 3-pointers per game, good for third in the SoCon, and first in 3-point defense, sitting them atop of the SoCon standings. Thursday, the Paladins unloaded a barrage of 15 three pointers on 50 percent shootin...

New to the Court: Women’s Club Basketball

New to the Court: Women’s Club Basketball

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Tosin Ogunyale, vice president of the newly formed women’s club basketball team, said she knew going into college that she would have to make some sacrifices to pursue her career, but she never wanted basketball to be one of them. “I have been playing basketball for as long as I can remember ...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Do you all remember my last article where I stated that it appeared as if Mercer still had some chinks in the armor and that their next two opponents would prove if they had a handle on the Southern Conference? Yeah? Well, I was wrong. I was very wrong. Mercer (20-2, 7-0) demolished the number two and n...

Bears get bigger up front with first ever December signing class

Bears get bigger up front with first ever December signing class

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Christmas came just a tad bit early for the Bears as they participated in the first ever December early signing period for NCAA football. Mercer Football signed 12 high school seniors to national letters of intent between Dec. 20-22. The early signing period was the first of its kind and is likely...

Bears blow 10 point second half lead, lose at home to The Citadel

Bears blow 10 point second half lead, lose at home to The Citadel

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With 18:15 left in the second half, Mercer opened up a 10 point lead, its largest lead of the game. The Bears looked well on their way to a home win over SoCon rival The Citadel. The Bulldogs had other plans. Over the next seven minutes, they locked the Bears down. Mercer went scoreless for six min...

Shorthanded Bears dealt 84-75 road loss at ETSU

Shorthanded Bears dealt 84-75 road loss at ETSU

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Mercer men’s basketball squad (10-11, 3-5) came into its matchup with the East Tennessee State University Bucs (17-4, 8-0) still ailing after losing its leading scorer Ria’n Holland for at least 2-3 weeks to a hand injury. The Bears dropped their last game against UNCG in overtime just four days...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears set and extend program record with 15 consecutive wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears set and extend program record with 15 consecutive wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Put three more in the W column for the women’s basketball team after it collected impressive wins over SoCon opponents in the last week. The winning streak extended to 15 games, but the last two are proof that there is still work to be done for the Bears. “We got off to a great start in the first ...

Bears late game heroics not enough in 70-66 overtime road loss to UNCG

Bears late game heroics not enough in 70-66 overtime road loss to UNCG

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (10-10, 3-4) were without injured leading scorer Ria’n Holland in Saturday’s SoCon matchup with the UNCG Spartans (14-5, 5-1), owners of three straight wins over the Bears. It was the best team the Bears had played since their home loss to ETSU on Dec. 31, 2017. The absence o...

Ria’n Holland out at least 2-3 weeks with right wrist injury

Ria’n Holland out at least 2-3 weeks with right wrist injury

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer leading scorer Ria’n Holland will miss at least 2-3 weeks with a right wrist injury, according to the program. He will then be evaluated once again after that timespan. Holland suffered the injury Jan. 18 in the second half of a 62-56 win over Virginia Military Institute. Holland, a membe...

Bears outlast Keydets 62-56, earn third straight SoCon victory

Bears outlast Keydets 62-56, earn third straight SoCon victory

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Mercer men’s basketball’s had the opportunity to turn January 18 into quite the momentous occasion for several reasons. The Bears went into Thursday’s game on a two-game SoCon winning streak, and beginning to build momentum toward getting their season back on track. Not only that, the Bears...

The Ruling: Bears behind the eight ball in conference play

The Ruling: Bears behind the eight ball in conference play

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sickness and the winter break got the best of me, but The Ruling is back in session as Mercer basketball ramps up Southern Conference play -- the most vital portion of the season. It hasn’t exactly gone as planned so far. After a 7-6 non-conference season, Mercer lost its first three conference...

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