Women's Basketball Falls to Tennessee Tech in Season Opener
Samantha Copeland
Samantha Copeland

Saturday, November 23, 2002

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 22, 2002) --Tennessee Tech freshmen Courtney McFarlin and Jenna Baltimore provided an effective inside-outside combination as the Golden Eaglettes made a successful debut with an 18-point homecourt win over East Tennessee State Friday night. In all, freshman accounted for 62 of Tech's 74 points. The Golden Eaglettes never trailed in the contest and withstood a second-half ETSU rally. After the Eaglettes led by as many as 12 in the first half, the Lady Bucs cut the margin to three by halftime, 30-27. It was a one-point game, 35-34, with 15:31 remaining when Tech put together a 19-6 run to build a double-digit lead, 54-40, and East Tennessee never got closer than 10 points the remainder of the contest. Junior forward Lauren Trantham (Asheville, N.C.) led the Buccaneers with 12 points and 14 rebounds coming off the bench, while senior guard Samantha Copeland (Evansville, Tenn.) led ETSU with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds. Freshman Adrienne Walker (Augusta, Ga.) added 12 points in her debut as the Lady Bucs point guard. Tech point guard Tynisha Alexander had six rebounds and was one of four Tech players with four assists, while freshman Tamara Gilyard added eight rebounds. Freshman Emily Christian shook off a tough night of shooting (3-for-10) to contribute a solid all-around game with seven points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals. ETSU hits the road again on Sunday, this time traveling to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on the 15th-ranked Tar Heels. The Lady Bucs are set to tip-off against UNC at 2 p.m.
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College