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Lady Bucs ride big first half advantage to 74-53 win over Jacksonville
Thursday, February 09, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 9, 2006) - The Lady Bucs shot out to a 17-point advantage in the first half and didn't look back, downing Jacksonville (6-14, 3-10 A-Sun) in a 74-53 decision, Thursday night in Memorial Center. Senior B.J. Banjo (Baltimore, Md.) led a quartet of Lady Bucs (13-7, 9-4 A-Sun) in double figures with a game-high 21 points. Candace Gibson (Warner Robins, Ga.) also had a big night, tallying her fifth double double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lady Bucs rolled out to a double-digit lead by the 9:00 mark of the first period, when a Gibson layup put ETSU on top, 24-14. ETSU reached its largest lead of the half with just three seconds remaining, when Jenny Norman (
The second half began much like the first ended with Banjo nailing a three to put her squad up 20, at 43-23, with 18:28 to go in the half. The Lady Bucs continued to pull away, extending the lead to 27 with just over 12 minutes to play, thanks to a layup by DeVault.
The Dolphins would make a run of their own, however, cutting the lead to 16 behind a DeVina Hamilton layup with 2:32 to go. The Lady Bucs bounced back quickly, taking the advantage to 23 on a three pointer from Holly Moring (Irmo, S.C.) to make the score 72-49.
Ashley Williams led
The Dolphins were only able to manage a 32.8 percent performance from the field on the night, while the Lady Bucs posted a 45.0 percent effort. The Lady Bucs were also hot from the charity stripe, yielding 86.7 percent on 13-for-15 shooting.
The Lady Bucs continue their homestand on Saturday, February 11, when