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SWEETNESS!!! Lady Bucs blast archrival Belmont in home finale, 102-59
Monday, February 18, 2008
The 102 points by the Lady Buccaneers were the most scored since posting 104 against Appalachian State last season, and the most plastered on any A-Sun foe this season in conference play.
The win puts ETSU in sole possession of first place in the A-Sun standings since
"We played one of our best games of basketball tonight," mentioned head coach Karen Kemp, who collected her 39th Atlantic Sun victory Monday. "I was really pleased with our all-around effort and how focused we were. We need to come out and play one game at time and let people know we are a pretty good team."
Despite their early struggles during the opening four minutes, the Lady Bucs were flawless for remainder of the contest. After only hitting three of its first nine shots, ETSU quickly heated up on its home floor. The Lady Bucs received a plethora of hot hands from 3-point land and stellar post play.
With the Lady Bucs leading 20-14 at the 11:48 mark, ETSU closed out the half hitting a barrage of threes (five total during the stretch) and outscored Belmont 30-16; taking a 20-point lead into the locker room, 50-30. The Lady Bucs found themselves hitting treys from outside NBA range as Tara Davis (
After the first 20 minutes, the Lady Buccaneers were shooting a scorching 63.6 percent from behind the arc (7-11) and 50.0 percent from the floor (19-38). On the flip side,
The Lady Bucs exploded out of the gates with a blazing 7-0 run to start the second half, extending their lead to 27, 57-30, when Evans nailed her third three of the game. ETSU's charge put the Bruins into hibernation as
For the contest, ETSU hit an unbelievable and season-high 72.2 percent (13-of-18) of its three-point field goals. DeVault hit five of the season-best 13 treys, and the blistering shooting percentage marked the third highest in program history. Freshman Kami Phillips (
Wiles was one of five Lady Buccaneer players to score in double figures, netting a career-high 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting. DeVault and Evans each added 17 apiece. Belcher and Norman rounded out the attack with 13. In total, 12 of the 13 ETSU players scored in the contest as the 708 ETSU faithful saw Kemp's club drain a season-best 38 field goals.
The Lady Bucs close out the regular season with a three-game road swing, beginning Saturday afternoon at
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