Monday, February 05, 2007
The Buccaneers, who improved to 18-7 overall, 12-1 in A-Sun play, won their 10th straight game and maintain their two-game lead over league rival Belmont with five league games remaining. As for the Fighting Camels, they drop to 10-13, 5-8.
"I thought we defended hard and competed hard," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow. "When you look at 27 percent shooting and holding their guy (Jonathan) Rodriguez to eight points that's good. We gave the guys Saturday off after the Gardner-Webb game, and they really came back yesterday with a great practice. That seemed to carry over tonight."
While the Bucs pulled away for the 30-point win,
In the second half, the Bucs didn't let up, outscoring the Camels 44-34 and holding them to just 31 percent shooting. For the game, ETSU hit on 49 percent of its shots, forced 24
The Bucs were led in scoring by Twilley, who finished with 15 points thanks to a career high five 3-pointers. Meanwhile, sophomore guard Courtney Pigram (
"We've been in tight games, and it's good to win those games, but it's also good to get this one and give a lot of guys some minutes," said Bartow, who was able to start emptying his bench with 10 minutes left in the game. "Giving those guys some playing time is important and we were able to do it tonight."
ETSU now hits the road for a three-game league road swing beginning Thursday at
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