Despite a poor offensive performance that included going 1 of 20 from three point range, the Lady Titans still managed to advance to the second round of the 12th Region Tournament Thursday night, defeating the Lady Raiders of McCreary Central, 57-51.
The Lady Titans struggled to find their offensive footing and trailed 7-2 with 3:32 left in the first quarter. Mercer held the Lady Raiders to just two points for the rest of the period helping them take the lead, 11-9.
McCreary Central opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run, recapturing the lead, 17-11. The two teams battled the remainder of the half tying the game at, 17, 21 and 23-all, but it was Mercer that held the advantage at halftime, 25-23.