JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2007) - The Memorial Center has been very kind to the ETSU women's basketball team over the past two seasons, and after an early disappointing 1-2 start to the 2007-08 season a home opener could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Lady Buccaneers to get back on track Tuesday night. However, it will not be an easy test for ETSU, as the Lady Bucs tip off with longtime instate rival
Since the start of the 2005 campaign, the Lady Bucs have won 20 of their last 25 contests inside
Below is a breakdown of Tuesday's match-up:
Lady Bucs Last Time Out
After hanging in with Samford for the first 20 minutes Saturday evening, the Bulldogs outscored the Lady Buccaneers by 17 in the second half, and hit a school-record 15 three-pointers en route to a 91-72 victory over ETSU in its third and final game of the Preseason WNIT from the
Sophomore Siarre Evans (
About The Opponent
The Lady Mocs defeated Austin Peay, 64-50, in the regular season opener, and fell to top-ranked
The Lady Mocs lead the all-time series, 48-19; however, ETSU won the most recent meeting in exciting fashion. The eight-seed Lady Buccaneers knocked off top-seed
Prior to the victory,
Siarre Evans is looking to begin the season with four consecutive double-doubles, and her 12th of career. Evans is collecting 18 points and 12 rebounds in 36.7 minutes this season, and she is the only player in the Atlantic Sun to be averaging a double-double. The Lady Buccaneer leader has led the team in points and rebounds all three times during the young campaign, and has scored double figures in 23 of her 35 games played at ETSU.
Like Evans, senior Alex Anderson is averaging a double-double for the Lady Mocs. The 6-foot-1 forward averages 19.3 points and 11 rebounds per contest this season for
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A Look Ahead
The Lady Buccaneers will host
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