JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2015) – The ETSU women’s basketball team hopes to end their two-game skid when they host Brevard College on Saturday, Nov.21 inside Brooks Gym. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Nov.21 • 7:00 p.m.
Brevard College (0-2, 0-0 SAC) at
ETSU (1-2, 0-0 SoCon)
Location: Johnson City, Tenn.
Site: Brooks Gym (2,700)
All-Time Series Record: First Meeting
ETSU heads into Saturday’s contest in hopes of ending an early season two-game skid. After defeating UNC Asheville to open up the season the Bucs have fell to both Wake Forest and Appalachian State. This will be the first meeting between ETSU and Brevard College although the Buccaneers hold a 72-26 edge all-time against Non-NCAA Division I schools.
Bucs fall to longtime rival App State, 70-52
In Thursday’s midweek showdown against former Southern Conference rival Appalachian State, the Bucs were unable to overcome their first half deficit as they fell to the Mountaineers, 70-52. ETSU won the turnover battle forcing App State to 22 turnovers while scoring 16 points off those turnovers. The Blue & Gold went 14-of-18 from the free-throw line, going 10-for-10 in the second half.
Pull Up your Bridges
Junior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) has been on a tear the last two games for the Blue & Gold averaging 22.5 points per game against Wake Forest and Appalachian State. Bridges tied her career-high with 23 points against the Demon Deacons, exploding for 16 points in the second half. She backed that up with a 22 point performance on 6-fo-21 shootings against Appalachian State. The 21 field goals attempted was the most in a single game in her career.
Its been a steady pace of three-point baskets for the Bucs this season, averaging 6.3 three-pointers a game, ranking fourth in the Southern Conference. ETSU ranks third in the SoCon with a .328 shooting percentage from downtown.
When you need an assist
Senior Chandler Christopher (Greeneville, Tenn.) leads the way for the Bucs in the assist department, registering 5.3 assists per game during the 2015 campaign. Christopher’s 16 assists ranks first in the SoCon.
It’s a Third Quarter thing
Through three games this season the Bucs have dominated coming out of the locker room at halftime, outscoring opponents 58-49 in the third quarter. Highlighting this trend was against Wake Forest where the Bucs scored 21 point in the quarter and nearly erased a 23 point halftime deficit.
Welcome Back Alumni
ETSU women’s basketball on Saturday will welcome back former Buc players, being honored during halftime of the Brevard contest. Former players include Destiny Mitchell, Maria Bond, Cara Bowling and Wendi Powell.
Scouting the Tornados
Brevard College has started the season 0-2 with losses coming against North Greenville and Claflin University. Out of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC), the Tornados were picked to finish 10th as senior guard Katie Williams and junior guard Madison Lenox named preseason First Team All-Conference. Lenox scored a Brevard College record 36 points in the season opener at Claflin.
What’s Up Next?
Following the home contest, the Bucs embark on a season long five game road trip beginning on Monday Nov.23 when they take on Old Dominion. That will be the first of a five game road swing with ETSU playing contests at Eastern Kentucky, Elon, Vanderbilt and nationally ranked Tennessee.
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