The Mercer womens basketball team will try to snap a season-long three-game losing streak Saturday when it travels to East Tennessee State in A-Sun action.
Mercer dropped to 9-9 overall and 2-5 in A-Sun play with Thursdays 63-62 loss at USC Upstate. Mercer went scoreless during the final two minutes as the Spartans used an 8-0 run to complete the comeback win.
Senior post Kate Alemann had a career-high 18 points to go with 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.
ETSU leads the all-time series 13-11, but the Bears swept the season series a year ago, including a 67-58 victory on the road.
The Bucs are 6-11 and 2-4, breaking a four-game losing streak Thursday with a 74-68 win over Kennesaw State. ETSU has four players averaging double figures, led by Cara Bowlings 12.7 and Brianna McQueens 11.9.
ETSU is in sixth place, a half-game ahead of Mercer, which hosts Kennesaw State on Feb. 1 to start a three-game homestand.