Monday, January 07, 2008
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2008) - The ETSU women's basketball team has been great so far in '08, but the Lady Buccaneers will face a difficult test Tuesday night when Big South foe Liberty visits Johnson City. Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside
ETSU (5-7) has made some noise since the New Year, picking up wins over SEC challenger
Liberty enters Tuesday's match-up leading the Big South in 11 different statistical categories including scoring offense (70.9), scoring margin (+14.5), free throw shooting (.761), field goal percentage (.461), field goal percentage defense (.336), three-point field goal pct. defense (.241), defensive rebounding (34.1), rebounding margin (+7.4), assists (15.0), assist/turnover ratio (0.84) and defensive rebounds (28.8). The Lady Flames have won 12 of their first 14 games this season and are led by two of the three Frazee sisters in Megan and Moriah. Megan leads the squad in scoring (17.1) and rebounding (8.6); while sister Moriah averages 12.6 points per game.
Fans unable to attend the game can watch via the live video streaming accessed at ASun.TV or by clicking the link located above.
Below is a breakdown of the match-up:
Lady Bucs' Last Time Out
With the victory, the Lady Bucs improve to 5-7, 1-0 in the A-Sun, while Upstate falls to 4-8, 0-1. ETSU has now won its last five conference openers and eight of its last nine.
The Lady Bucs have been great so far in '08 as six players reached double figures in the scoring column, which marked ETSU's largest win since defeating
Nine upperclassmen return from a
The Lady Flames have won 12 of their first 14 games this season, with losses coming against Virginia Tech and 4th-ranked
Despite shooting only 15 percent (3-20) in the second half,
Liberty leads the Big South in 11 different statistical categories, including scoring offense (70.9), scoring margin (+14.5), free throw shooting (.761), field goal percentage (.461), field goal percentage defense (.336), three-point field goal pct. defense (.241), defensive rebounding (34.1), rebounding margin (+7.4), assists (15.0), assist/turnover ratio (0.84) and defensive rebounds (28.8).
This marks the 11 meeting between these two schools, with ETSU holding a 7-3 advantage.
Home Sweet Home
The Lady Bucs have enjoyed playing in
More About Saturday's Win...
The Lady Bucs defeated USC Upstate by 41 points (96-55), marking their largest win since knocking off Western Carolina by the same margin back on Feb. 22, 1995 ... the 96 points scored were the most put up since reaching the 95-point plateau last season at Kennesaw State ... six ETSU players scored in double figures, marking most since five Lady Buc players accomplished the task on Feb. 8, 2007 vs. Gardner-Webb ... TaRonda Wiles (10) and Latisha Belcher (12) became the first two ETSU players to post double figures in rebounding since her teammates Siarre Evans and Michele DeVault recorded 12 against App. St. last year.
ETSU has yet to lose a game this ‘08 season, opening the New Year 2-0. The Lady Bucs are searching for their first three-game win streak since tallying six straight from 2/17-3/9/08.
A Look Ahead
The Lady Bucs return to conference action when they host Gardner-Webb Saturday afternoon. Tip is slated for 1:30 p.m.
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