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A share of the conference crown on the line for Lady Bucs Monday night
Sunday, February 24, 2008
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2008) - Following its 17-point win at Campbell and Kennesaw State's upset at Jacksonville on Saturday, the ETSU women's basketball now control its own destiny for an Atlantic Sun regular season championship. A win Monday night at Gardner-Webb would at least guarantee the Lady Bucs a share of the crown for the time being (should ETSU win its last two games they will win the title outright). Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside Paul Porter Arena.
The task will not be an easy one tomorrow night as Gardner-Webb has been a pain in the Lady Buccaneer side since joining the A-Sun. The Runnin' Bulldogs swept ETSU back in 2005-06, but the Lady Bucs returned the favor by sweeping G-Webb a year ago. However, it was the same club that went into
If the Lady Buccaneer fans are unable to make the trip to
Below are more Lady Buccaneer notes on Monday's game:
Monday night will mark the final time ETSU and G-Webb face off against each other as A-Sun foes. The Runnin' Bulldogs are moving to the Big South next season.
Gardner-Webb was picked to finish fifth by the league coaches, and they are currently sitting in that exact spot in the conference. However, there are two teams sitting ahead of them that are not eligible for postseason play (KSU and FGCU), so they are holding onto the number three seed for the A-Sun tournament. The Runnin' Bulldogs have won three straight, four of their last five and stand 12-14, 8-5 in A-Sun play.
G-Webb is led by Margaret Roundtree's 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, along with Monique Hudson (11.5pts) and Laura Povilonyte (11.1pts/5.9reb). As a team, the Runnin' Bulldogs are hitting 41.1 percent of their shots and averaging 66.6 points per game. GWU is allowing the opposition to hit 41-percent of its shots and score 65.5 points.
Gardner-Webb has been a pain in ETSU's side since the Lady Bucs joined the Atlantic Sun. The Runnin' Bulldogs swept ETSU in 2005-06, but the Lady Buccaneers returned the favor a year ago. However, it was GWU who handed ETSU its only home loss in conference play this season, 82-71, back on Jan. 12, 2008. Three Runnin' Bulldog players scored in double figures as Monique Hudson led the way with 20, and G-Webb hit 11 more free throws (24 to 13). The Lady Bucs will look to even the series at three with a win inside Paul Porter Arena.
More About Saturday's Win at
The Lady Bucs took sole possession of first play in the A-Sun standings with their 17-point win over Campbell, 78-61 ... with Kennesaw State upsetting JU, 75-71, ETSU now holds a game and a half lead over both JU and FGCU ... freshman point guard Kami Phillips (Augusta, Ga.) set a new career high with her 11 assists ... ETSU outscored
Dishin' Them Out Like Candy!!!
Freshman point guard Kami Phillips has been getting things done over her last three games. The
What's At Stake?
A win tonight will give ETSU a share of the conference crown, marking the first time the Lady Bucs were conference champs since head coach Karen Kemp took over the reigns in 1994-95.
A Look Ahead
The Lady Bucs will go for the season sweep when they face USC Upstate Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in
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