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PROFILE: Shaunice Palms’s legacy of effort and teamwork

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Shaunice Palms wasn’t born a pro basketball player. She hadn’t even played before high school, when she decided to join Nottingham’s girls’ basketball team as a freshman, but that didn’t affect her new interest in the sport she went on to play four years later at college. “I loved it immediately. I didn’t even know…

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Men’s Basketball: Vikings speed past Hawks to snap losing streak

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On Saturday, November 11 a win over Valley Forge lifted the Mercer County Men’s basketball team to a 3-1 record, put them over .500 for the first time since 2014 and surpassing their win total from last year’s 2-24 campaign. In the three weeks following that victory, they dropped five straight games falling to 3-6…

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MCCC men’s basketball overcomes eligibility problems to rally for playoffs

In early January the Mercer Men’s Basketball team was floundering. Their roster was down to six players to begin the month due to academic eligibility issues which forced Howard Levy’s squad to play five games with no more than two players on the bench. Instead of packing it for the year, the Vikings rallied to…

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Howard Levy’s Princeton Offense helps MCCC men’s basketball sophomore captains lead talented freshmen

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The Mercer men’s basketball team has begun the season winning five of eight games, and they’ve done so with a roster that is primarily made up of freshman. Last year, the Vikings were led by 2012 NJCAA All-American Mustafa El-Amin, who won’t be playing this season because he failed to meet academic requirements. Also 2012…

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Men’s basketball makes the playoffs

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At 17 wins and 7 losses, the Mercer County Vikings men’s basketball team is on pace for its best finish since Coach Howard Levy took the job five seasons ago. With four games left to play in the regular season, the Mercer Vikings are in second place trailing only Essex County in Division II of…

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REVIEW: Mercer fitness center vs. the competition

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  The Mercer fitness center is free to students and staff, costs $35 per month for locals and includes a multi-purpose workout area for strength training and cardio, a swimming pool, and large basket- ball gymnasium. The VOICE set out to review the school’s fitness center and to see how it stacks up to other…

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