The Bears held Hiwassee to just 32.8% shooting from the field and 4 of 21 from the 3-point line. Mercer also won the rebounding battle 53-26 and held a 22-10 advantage in team assists.
Mercer scored 12 of the last 18 points of the first half to lead 38-26. The Bears continued to push in the second, going on a 20-0 run midway through the half to build a 33 point lead (76-43).
Jacob Elliot had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers. Tevin Henry added 10 points.