Bucs look to continue momentum from season-opening win on Friday at UNC Asheville
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2014) – The ETSU women’s basketball team will welcome the High Point Panthers to Brooks Gym on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the team’s regular season home debut.
ETSU and HPU will square off in the fifth all-time meeting between the two schools; a series that is deadlocked at two games apiece. In the most recent meeting, High Point picked up an 85-76 home win on Nov. 10, 2012.
After an impressive start to the regular season with an 81-68 road victory at UNC Asheville on Friday evening, the Bucs (1-0) have a quick turnaround to face High Point (1-0) on Monday in what will be the first contest in a series of four games in seven days.
In the win at UNCA, the Bucs featured balanced scoring including five players who scored 10 or more points. Leading this group was freshman point guard Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) who recorded a game-high 21 points, to go along with six rebounds and five assists, in her first regular season collegiate game. The night was also marked by redshirt senior Destiny Mitchell (Bluffton, Ga.) joining the ETSU 1,000-point club with 16 points after entering the contest needing seven to reach the plateau. The redshirt senior is now the 21st member of said club.
For High Point, the Panthers enter the contest unblemished as well after knocking off Brevard College, 72-65, on Saturday in their regular season home debut. HPU entered this season highly-regarded with eight letterwinners returning and all five starters back from a 2013-14 squad that captured the Big South regular season title. HPU was picked to finish second in the Big South preseason poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches, and sophomore guard Kaylah Keys was picked as the Big South Preseason Player of the Year.
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