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Mercer history made: Lady Bears win SoCon championship

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 year’s ...

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Men’s basketball falls in SoCon quarterfinals to Wofford

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 Terriers ...

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Women’s basketball advances to SoCon Championship

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 defense ...

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The Ruling: Win and you're in

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 will need ...

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Women’s basketball cruises into SoCon Semifinals

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 started ...

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Mercer hoards 2018 postseason awards

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 heels ...

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Bears beat The Citadel on the road to continue streak

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 run ...

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The Ruling: Cummings is stealing the show

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 ...

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Mercer Club Tennis to play in Southern Championships

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 includes ...

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Shoot Your Shot: Three-Peat Complete

Mercer Women’s Basketball (25-2, 12-0) has done it again, using their last three victories to secure their third consecutive Southern Conference regular season title. In the last week, they have defeated Samford University, Western Carolina University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro to ...

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Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

"I love winning like this,” coach Hoffman said after Thursday’s game. For this first time since January 13, the Bears put together a truly dominate performance on both ends of the floor en route to an 82-58 blowout victory over the Virginia Military Institute Keydets. Mercer opened the game up ...

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Schanen first at Mercer named GSGA Women's Player of the Year

Payton Schanen, a junior at Mercer, was recently named the 2017 Georgia State Golf Association Women's Player of the Year. She is the first from the Mercer golf program to receive this honor. “I just really want to leave a legacy here. That's not just my goal but our team's goal,” Schanen said. ...


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