RICHMOND, Ky. (Dec. 30, 2006) - Jenny Norman (Peachtree City, Ga.) scored a career-high 17 points and Brooke Wilhoit (Sevierville, Tenn.) sank six threes as the ETSU women's basketball defeated Eastern Kentucky, 83-73, Saturday evening inside McBrayer Arena. The Lady Bucs picked up their first-ever win against the Lady Colonels on their home floor, and move to 6-6 while EKU falls to 5-8.
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An 8-0 run by the Lady Colonels cut the deficit to 57-44, but ETSU would rattle off five unanswered points to push their lead back to 18.
The Lady Bucs finished the game hitting a season-best 11 three-point field goals and shot 55.0 percent (11-20) from beyond the arc. ETSU had four players score in double figures, with DeVault and Wilhoit leading the way with 18 a piece. Freshman Siarre Evans (
In the first half, the Lady Bucs held the Lady Colonels to one field goal in the first eight minutes, and opened up to a 16-5 lead with 12:48 remaining. The hot hand of Wilhoit extended the ETSU lead to its largest of the half at 24-10, as she hit her fourth three-point field goal at the 10:05 mark.
Seven of the nine ETSU players who saw action in the half scored, with Wilhoit leading all scorers with 12 points and was four-of-six from beyond on the arc. Andrea Jenkins led the Lady Colonels with seven points. Turnovers helped ETSU in the first stanza as they forced 18 and converted them into 24 points. The Lady Bucs shot 40.0 percent (16-40) from the field, while
After playing five of their last six games on the road, the Lady Bucs will ring in the New Year at home on Thursday, Jan. 4 when they host conference foe Lipscomb. Tip is set for 4:45 p.m. in