The women’s basketball team traveled to North Carolina Thursday to face the University of North Carolina Greensboro. The Bears defeated the Spartans 66-60, bringing their overall record to 9-5 and 2-0 in the Southern Conference.
Shannon Titus led all scorers with 19 points and played a big role in Mercer's win. She rallied six rebounds and seven assists while teaming up with Jaron Dougherty to come up with three blocks. Dougherty was another standout in the contest with 11 points and seven rebounds.
As a team, the Bears had 23 rebounds with seven being offensive and 16 being defensive. They totaled 11 steals and 13 assists in the game and went 47% from the field and 81% from the free-throw line. The Bears outplayed the Spartans from start to finish and came up with another Mercer win.
The Bears went on to play Western Carolina University Saturday in hopes of furthering their SoCon winning streak and improving their regular-season record.
Amoria Neal-Tysor led both teams in points with an impressive 25 out of Mercer's 69 total points on the game. Neal-Tysor also recovered two rebounds and tallied seven assists and five steals. Overall, Neal-Tysor had the best game of anyone on the team, going 9-15 from the field and 3-4 at the free-throw line.
As a team, the Bears went 42% from the field, 40% from behind the arc, and 66% from the free-throw line. The team took a 69-58 win over the Catamounts and advanced their SoCon record to 3-0, and their regular-season record to 10-5.
The Bears will be back at home Monday to host ETSU in yet another conference matchup. The game begins at 5 p.m. in Hawkins Arena.