Bucs look to get back on track against the Hoosiers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Following a 76-69 setback at Indiana State on Monday evening, the ETSU women’s basketball team will aim to leave the state of Indiana with a win when it faces the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. inside Assembly Hall.
ETSU and Indiana have only met once previously; a 103-61 Hoosier victory on Nov. 22, 1998 in Bloomington.
Indiana enters the contest 4-0 on the young season after an 85-49 victory over Incarnate Word on Sunday afternoon. In the contest, the Hoosiers were paced by a career-high 21 points from sophomore center Jenn Anderson and got a double-double from freshman forward Amanda Cahill with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Hoosiers have won their four games this season by an average of 42.5 points per game.
Meanwhile, the Bucs will look to rebound after their loss on Monday at Indiana State. Against the Sycamores, ETSU struggled to maintain possession with a season-high 26 turnovers which resulted in 34 points for ISU. The Blue & Gold went into halftime with its first deficit of the season, 36-30, and saw the hole grow deeper in the second half with a 59-46 disadvantage with 10 minutes left to play. The Bucs battled back to trail by six with six minutes to go, but late turnovers and conversions from the Sycamores allowed ISU to hold on for a 76-69 victory. In the loss, sophomore Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) netted a career-high 23 points – including five three-pointers – and senior forward Maria Bond (Macon, Ga.) added 16 points.
The Bucs continue to lead the Southern Conference in scoring at 76.6 points per game and are second in field goal percentage per contest at 44 percent. Bridges checks in at third in the league with 18.4 points per game after scoring in double-figures in each of the five games this season. The sophomore also leads the conference with 19 total made three-pointers – with the next closest having only eight – which averages out to 3.8 per game. The Florida native has also knocked down career highs of five triples in back-to-back games at St. Francis (Pa.) (11/21) and at Indiana State (11/24).
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