Lady Bucs fall to Charlotte, 79-68

Monday, December 06, 2004

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2004) - Behind a 14-0 run in the final five minutes, Charlotte defeated the East Tennessee State Lady Bucs, 79-68, Monday night from Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. With the win, Charlotte improves to 7-0 while ETSU falls to 3-4.

ETSU controlled the play in the early part of the game after scoring the game's first six points. The Buccaneers held their biggest lead at 21-13 with just over six and half minutes left in the first half.

Then, Charlotte went on a 22-5 run to close out the half sending the 49ers into the lockerroom with a 35-27 lead. Charlotte took the lead for good on Monica League's three-pointer at the 3:39 mark. Sabrina Gregory had six points and League had five points in the 49ers late first half run.

Charlotte pushed their lead into double-figures on Andrea Davidson's layup just 18 seconds into the second half. The 49ers lead remained into double figures for most of the first eight minutes of the second half.

Then, ETSU went on a 16-7 run over the next five minutes cutting the Charlotte lead to 60-59 at the 5:16 mark. Senior forward Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) scored five of her game and career-high 30 points during the ETSU run. However, Charlotte then exploded on a 14-0 run over the next three minutes to seal the victory for the 49ers. Daniels scored five points and Gregory scored four points during the run.

Mayes went 11-for-20 from the floor on the night and added eight rebounds. Junior guard B.J. Banjo (Baltimore, Md.) scored 18 points while junior forward Candace Gibson (Warner Robins, Ga.) had team-highs with nine boards and three steals. Banjo and sophomore guard Brooke Wilhoit (Sevierville, Tenn.) both had a team-high four assists.

Charlotte had four players score in double-figures, led by Gregory's 18 points. Joining Gregory were Sakellie Daniels with 14 points, League with 11 points and Pam Brown with 10 points.

The Lady Bucs return to action on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. as they host SoCon rival Wofford from Memorial Center in Johnson City, Tenn.

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