Bridges closed her night with 27 points. Alicia Williams added 13 points and 10 rebounds as Mercer (1-1) enjoyed a 55-38 edge in rebounding. The Bears will face Eastern Kentucky in each teams’ last consolation game Saturday at Mercer.
Jackson State (0-3) got 11 points from Kaylan Hughes. The Tigers were just 2-of-20 from 3-point range and shot 28.4 percent from the field. Jackson State will play its last consolation game Saturday versus Central Arkansas.