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SoCon Ranking
 1. Mercer (25) 14-0(29-2) 
 2. E.Tenn.St. 11-3(20-11) 
 3. Chattanooga 8-6(17-12) 
 4. Furman 7-7(17-13) 
 5. Samford 6-8(15-16) 
 6. NC-Greensboro 6-8(13-18) 
 7. Wofford 3-11(10-20) 
 8. W.Carolina 1-13(5-25) 

SoCon Men 2017-2018
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Points Per Game
  Avg: 26
 1. Gustafson, Iowa26.0 
 2. Mitchell, Ohio St.24.0 
 3. Wilson, S.Carolina23.1 
 4. Flaherty, Michigan23.1 
 5. Carter, Texas A&M22.1 
 6. Goodwin, Oklahoma.21.1 
 7. Buss, Indiana20.7 
 8. Brown, Duke20.4 
 9. Ogunbowale, Notre D.20.3 
 10. Vivians, Mississi.20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.7
 1. McCowan, Mississi.13.7 
 2. Gustafson, Iowa12.7 
 3. Kunaiyi-A., Northwes.12.1 
 4. Howard, Texas A&M12.1 
 5. Wilson, S.Carolina11.8 
 6. Jensen, Oklahoma.10.8 
 7. Mavunga, Ohio St.10.7 
 8. Jespersen, S.Flo.10.2 
 9. Brown, Baylor10.1 
 10. Hines-Allen, Louis.9.9 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Mangakahia, Syrac.9.9 
 2. Ionescu, Oregon7.9 
 3. Canada, UCLA7.1 
 4. Goth, Kansas St.6.9 
 5. Bell, Minnesota6.7 
 6. Leonard, Colorado6.6 
 7. Doyle, Iowa6.6 
 8. Harris, S.Carolina6.4 
 9. Alix, Florida St.6.3 
 10. Flores, S.Florida6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Lexie BROWN
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Brown, Duke3.7 
 2. Goodwin, Oklahoma.3.5 
 3. Hicks, Virginia Tech3.2 
 4. Canada, UCLA3.1 
 5. Moore, USC2.9 
 6. Atkins, Texas2.8 
 7. Bell, Minnesota2.7 
 8. Williams, Connecticut2.6 
 9. Edwards, Clemson2.6 
 10. Carter, Penn St.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Wilson, S.Carolina3.3 
 2. Cain, Nebraska3.3 
 3. Harris, Purdue3.1 
 4. Robinson, Georgia3.0 
 5. Gulich, Oregon St.3.0 
 6. Taylor, Mississippi2.6 
 7. Pierre-Louis, Oklah.2.5 
 8. Cox, Baylor2.5 
 9. Wittinger, Illinois2.4 
 10. Mavunga, Ohio St.2.4 

Mercer tops ETSU for first SoCon Tournament title (Photo: SoCon)

Mercer University 2017-18
Susie Gardner Susie Gardner Gardner
Kahlia Lawrence
Sydni Means
Keke Calloway
Rachel Selph
Amanda Thompson
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
24  Lawrence Kahlia 173 (5'8'') G 96 USA
1  Means Sydni 165 (5'5'') PG 96 USA
0  Calloway Keke 175 (5'9'') G 0 USA
34  Selph Rachel 190 (6'3'') C 0 USA
2  Thompson Amanda 178 (5'10'') F/G 0 USA
22  Williams Alex 175 (5'9'') F 97 USA
11  Rosendal Linnea 185 (6'1'') G/F 0 Sweden
15  Welch Ally 180 (5'11'') F 0 USA
32  Abram Germani 188 (6'2'') C 0 USA
5  Wright Lakaitlin 191 (6'3'') C 0 USA
12  Titus Shannon 180 (5'11'') G/F 0 USA
20  Kitchens Shon 170 (5'7'') G 96 USA
23  Potts Kayla 178 (5'10'') G 96 USA
Head Coach: Susie Gardner
Coach Assistant: Ben Wierzba
Coach Assistant: Trelanne Moore Powell
Coach Assistant: Tiffany Morton

Mercer tops ETSU for first SoCon Tournament title - Mar 5, 2018

The 25th-ranked Mercer Bears claimed the Southern Conference Women's Basketball Championship presented by General Shale, 68-53, over ETSU at the U.S. Cellular Center on Sunday afternoon. The Bears took control of the game in the second quarter and never looked back.
The SoCon Player of the Year lived up to her billing in this contest. Kahlia Lawrence (5'8''-G-96) led the Bears with 29 points and three assists. Keke Calloway (5'9''-G) chipped in 11, while Amanda Thompson (5'10''-F/G) added nine points, a game-high 11 rebounds and five steals.
Erica Haynes-Overton (5'5''-G) led three in double digits for the Bucs with 12. Tianna Tarter had 10 points and five assists, while Sadasia Tipps (6'1''-F-96) also had 10 but in 13 minutes due to foul trouble.
ETSU's Raven Dean (6'1''-F-96)'s layup on a nice look from Tarter made it a two-point contest, 22-20, with 4:21 left in the half. Sydni Means (5'5''-PG-96) jumpstarted an 11-3 run to the break as Lawrence's three-point play with a tick left before intermission gave the Bears a 33-23 advantage.
The lead swelled to 13, 39-26, on Alex Williams' layup with 7:30 left in the third. The Bucs battled back. Haynes-Overton capped a streak of seven unanswered points at 5:32 cutting the margin to six, 39-33.
Williams and Lawrence netted the next six points to quell the uprising. The margin never reached single digits again.
The Bears await the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Selection Show. Watch it on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m., on ESPN. They're the first SoCon school other than Chattanooga (2001-04, 2006-08, 2010, 2013-17), Samford (2011-12) or Western Carolina (2005, 2009) to win the title since 2000 (Furman).

Mercer: 30-2
ETSU: 20-12



- The Bears won their 27th consecutive game, which ties the Southern Conference record set by Chattanooga in 2003-04.
- This is their first trip to the NCAA tournament.
- Mercer is now 1-2 in the championship game in its third appearance in a row.

- 0-5 in championship game, also losing in 1984, 1991, 1995 and 2015.
- First 20-win season since 2014-15.
- Last went to the NCAA tournament in 2010, the end of three in a row (2008-10).

3 stats to know
- 12 steals for Mercer 19th time this season the Bears have recorded 10 or more ETSU led the league with 11.1 per contest.
- ETSU was limited to just 2-for-11 shooting (11.1 percent) from 3-point range 20.9 percent (9-for-43) from beyond the arc in the three losses to Mercer this campaign.
- Lawrence's 29 points are the most in a title tilt since 2007 when Chattanooga's Alex Anderson scored 30 during the Mocs' 84-66 triumph over Western Carolina in North Charleston, S.C.

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SoCon Tournament Final: Mercer - ETSU 68-53
SoCon Tournament Semifinals:
Mercer - Samford 81-44
ETSU - UNCG 54-52

All-SoCon Awards 2018 - Mar 5, 2018

All-SoCon 1st Team 2018
Tianna Tarter
Keke Calloway
Kahlia Lawrence
Sydni Means
Keiana Gilbert

All-Tournament MVP: Kahlia Lawrence (5'8''-G-96) of Mercer
Player of the Year: Kahlia Lawrence (5'8''-G-96) of Mercer
Defensive Player of the Year: Erica Haynes-Overton (5'5''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
Freshman of the Year: Erica Haynes-Overton (5'5''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
Coach of the Year: Susie Gardner of Mercer

1st Team
G: Tianna Tarter (5'6''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
G: Keke Calloway (5'9''-G) of Mercer
G: Kahlia Lawrence (5'8''-G-96) of Mercer
PG: Sydni Means (5'5''-PG-96) of Mercer
G: Keiana Gilbert (5'11''-G) of Chattanooga

2nd Team
G: Erica Haynes-Overton (5'5''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
F: Cierra Carter (5'11''-F-96) of Furman
C: Ije Ajemba (6'3''-C-95) of NC-Greensboro
G: Nadine Soliman (5'10''-G-98) of NC-Greensboro
G: Da'Ja Green (5'6''-G) of Wofford

3rd Team
G: Le'Jzae Davidson (5'5''-G) of Furman
F: Celena Taborn (6'3''-F) of Furman
G: Hannah Nichols (5'10''-G-95) of Samford
G: Lakelyn Bouldin (5'8''-G) of Chattanooga
G: Aryanna Gilbert (5'9''-G-95) of Chattanooga

All-Tournament 1st Team
G: Tianna Tarter (5'6''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
G: Erica Haynes-Overton (5'5''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
G: Keke Calloway (5'9''-G) of Mercer
G: Kahlia Lawrence (5'8''-G-96) of Mercer
C: Ije Ajemba (6'3''-C-95) of NC-Greensboro

All-Tournament 2nd Team
PG: Sydni Means (5'5''-PG-96) of Mercer
F/G: Amanda Thompson (5'10''-F/G) of Mercer
G: Brooke Burns (5'10''-G) of Chattanooga
F: Olivia Crozier (6'1''-F-96) of Samford
G: Hannah Nichols (5'10''-G-95) of Samford

All-Freshman Team
G: Erica Haynes-Overton (5'5''-G) of E.Tenn.St.
F: Celena Taborn (6'3''-F) of Furman
G: Bria Dial (6'0''-G) of Chattanooga
G: Da'Ja Green (5'6''-G) of Wofford
F: Jamari McDavid (5'10''-F) of Wofford


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