Bridges named SoCon Player of the Month
Bridges helped the Bears to a 4-2 record in November, scoring a league-best 24.8 points per game and pulling down 6.3 rebounds per game, good for 10th in the SoCon. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native reached the 20-point threshold in five of her six contests, including a career-high 43 points in a double-overtime win at Saint Louis on Nov. 28 in which she was 18-for-39 from the floor and added nine rebounds. Her 43 points were the second-most in a Division I game this season.
Bridges opened her campaign with 22 points at Mississippi State and followed that up with 27 in a win over Jackson State. She scored 21 in a win over Eastern Kentucky before recording her first double-double of the season with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Tennessee Tech. For the month, Bridges shot 45.8 percent from the floor (55-for-120) and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line (30-for-36), including a 12-for-14 effort against TTU. She was named the SoCon Player of the Week for her performances in her final three November games.
The Bears will return to Hawkins Arena on Thursday, Dec. 4, when they host the Georgia Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m.
Mercer will also host a Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 4. Fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to the gym. During halftime, a target will be placed at the center of the gym and fans will attempt to hit the target with the stuffed animals. The three fans that make is closest to the target will win prizes. More importantly, all the teddy bears and stuffed animals will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Navicent Health in Macon.