ETSU travels to Appalachian State for midweek showdown
ETSU travels to Appalachian State for midweek showdown
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This will be the 74th meeting between the two programs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2015) – The ETSU women’s basketball team heads to Boone, N.C. to take on former Southern Conference rival Appalachian State on Thursday Nov.19 with tip-off is set for 7 p.m. You can watch the Bucs take on the Mountaineers on ESPN3.

Thursday Nov.19 • 7:00 p.m.
ETSU Buccaneers (1-1, 0-0 SoCon) at
Appalachian State (0-2, 0-0 Sun Belt)

Location: Boone, N.C.
Site: Holmes Center (8,325)
All-Time Series Record: ETSU trails, 33-40

Radio: Kyle Cooper • 640WXSM • Listen Online
Video: ESPN3

The Tip-Off
ETSU hits the road for the second straight game as they travel to former Southern Conference rival Appalachian State on Thursday Nov. 19. This will be the 74th meeting between the two schools, the second most meetings for ETSU against a single opponent. The Bucs are coming off an opening night victory over UNC Asheville, 74-68 before falling on Sunday, 69-52 at the hands of Wake Forest. 

TV Time
This will be the first time this season ETSU will be on ESPN 3 when they take on Appalachian State Thursday. Other televised games for the Bucs include being on the SEC + Network against nationally ranked Tennessee on Dec. 2.

Bridges Catches Fire Against Wake Forest
Junior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) tied a career-high with 23 points against Wake Forest on Sunday. It is the third time in her career that she has totaled 23 points. After scoring just seven points in the first half, Bridges found her stroke scoring 16 points in the second half. In the third quarter against the Demon Deacons, Bridges scored eight points including 2-for-2 from beyond the three-point line.   

Three’s Company
Through two games this season the Bucs are shooting a staggering 36 percent from behind the three-point line which ranks second in the SoCon. ETSU has had seven three’s in both games this season. Bridges leads the way with six three-pointers.

Fabulous Freshman
The freshman duo of Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) and Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) have combined for 21 points, 22 rebounds, five steals and two assists through two games of the 2015 season. Tipps has started both games for the Bucs averaging eight rebounds per game, while Lytton has provided big numbers off the bench including a 13 point, five rebound performance at Wake Forest.  

A Third Quarter to Remember
In the third quarter against Wake Forest the Bucs scored 21 points after being down by 23 at halftime. ETSU closed the gap of the Demon Deacons to 12 points at the two minute mark of the quarter. The Bucs went 4-of-5 from deep with Bridges and Lytton each scoring eight points in the quarter.

Scouting the Mountaineers
Heading into Thursday’s contest the Mountaineers are 0-2 to start the season with losses against Liberty at home and Alabama. On Monday, App State traveled to Tuscaloosa, falling 93-59 with guard Madi Story leading the way with 11 points and five rebounds. Junior Joi Jones has been the leading scorer for App State this season averaging 13 points per game.

Last Time Out vs. Appalachian State
Last season, Appalachian State traveled to Johnson City and defeated the Bucs, 76-70. It was one of just two games that ETSU lost at home inside Brooks Gym in 2014. Three players scored in double digits with Serena Clark and Destiny Mitchell recording double-doubles. Chandler Christopher (Greeneville, Tenn.) had a healthy stat-line recording eight points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals.  

What’s Up Next?
The Bucs will head home for their next contest against Brevard College on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. ETSU then embarks on a five-game road trip beginning Monday Nov.23 at Old Dominion.

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