Bucs look to continue momentum to conclude six-game road swing
NORMAL, Ala. (Dec. 5, 2014) – The ETSU women’s basketball team will look to put together back-to-back wins for the second time this young season when it faces the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. EST inside Elmore Gym.
The Bucs (4-4) and Lady Bulldogs (0-6) will square off Saturday in the second all-time meeting between the two teams. ETSU owns the only victory in the all-time series after coming away victorious last season in an 82-65 decision on Nov. 29, 2013 inside Brooks Gym.
The Blue & Gold will look to continue the momentum established on Wednesday evening with its 84-71 triumph at George Mason. In the contest, ETSU took a first period-high 11 point advantage but saw the home team answer back with a 12-1 run over the duration of the opening period to pull even at 38 going into halftime. During the second half, the Bucs took a one-point advantage, 42-41, with nearly 17 minutes left to play and maintained the lead over the course of the period en route to victory. This win snapped a three-game losing skid for ETSU.
A&M enters the game winless on the season after a 96-44 road setback to Western Kentucky on Tuesday. In the loss, the Lady Bulldogs were paced by Brittney Strickland with 12 points. On the year, Strickland is the Lady Bulldogs leading scorer with 17.3 points per contest.
The Bucs continue to lead the Southern Conference in scoring at 75.1 points per game and remain second in field goal percentage per contest at 43 percent. ETSU also stays getting it done on the defensive end with a league-best 23 percent three-point field goal percentage defense as well as is second-best in the conference with 4.5 blocked shots per game.
ETSU’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) sits in third in the SoCon in scoring with 16.1 points per contest and is now second-best in the league with 3.4 three-point makes per game. Senior forward Maria Bond (Macon, Ga.) continues to pace the SoCon in field goal percentage per contest at 55 percent and freshman point guard Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) is the second-leading assister in the conference with 3.5 assists per game.
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