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Recap: Mercer falls to ETSU in SoCon Tournament quarterfinals

The Bears wrapped up their season on Saturday night, falling in a close game to East Tennessee State in the Southern Conference Tournament quarter finals.

Mercer (15-17, 9-9 SoCon) kept things manageable throughout most of the game Saturday night, and actually led 35-34 at halftime, but ETSU pulled away in the second half and advanced to the SoCon semifinals with a 73-66 win over the Bears.

Led by 18 points from Demetre Rivers, and 16 points from Jordan Strawberry, the Bears only managed 36.1 percent on field goals, but went a perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line. Ria’n Holland had 14 points of his own, but Mercer didn’t get much production from its bench.

See the full box score HERE.