Lady Bucs open holiday tournament with loss to Georgia Tech

Friday, November 29, 2002

ATLANTA, Ga. (November, 29,2002) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team shot a dismal 13-of-61 (21.3%) from the floor as Georgia Tech (3-1) handily defeated ETSU (1-3) 85-35 in the opening round of the Atlanta Marriott NW Classic Friday afternoon from Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta, Ga. Tournament host Georgia Tech began the game with a 23-4 run and never looked back from there -- the swarming Yellow Jacket defense forced 32 turnovers, which resulted in 43 points and used their towering height advantage to out-rebound the Buccaneers 63-37. Tech grabbed 20 offensive boards in the first half and finished the game with 28 rebounds on the offensive end, leading to 24 second-chance points. Junior forward Lauren Trantham (Asheville, N.C.), ETSU's leading scorer this season, was held to just four points on just2-of-9 shooting. The Lady Bucs were led offensively by walk-on sophomore Carla Akers (Chuckey, Tenn.), who scored a career-high nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from three-point land, all in the second half. Defensively, sophomore Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and had a career-high four blocks. Six-foot, 5-inch senior center Sonja Mallory led the Yellow Jackets with 22 points, including nine rebounds. Mallorie Winn and Fallon Stokes added 14 and 12 points, respectively. East Tennessee State will be in action again tomorrow to take on the winner of Miami (Ohio) versus Arkansas State. The Redhawks of Miami enter the tournament with a 2-0 record to begin the 2002-03 season, while Arkansas State is an even 1-1.
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Aug 21 USC Upstate 0
MSOC Virginia Tech (Ex) 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22 ETSU 2
WSOC ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 24 Radford 1
VB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28, 2:00 p.m. Virginia Tech
WSOC Tennessee Tech Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Clemson, SC
Aug 28, 7:30 p.m. Clemson University
VB ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Washington St.
VB ETSU Radford, Va.
Aug 29, 4:30 p.m. LIU Brooklyn
WSOC NC State Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC High Point University Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC Eastern Kentucky Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
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MSOC ETSU Radford, VA
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WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
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MSOC ETSU Boone, NC
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