JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2015) – The ETSU women's basketball team makes the first stop on a season long five-game road trip Monday, Nov.23 when they challenge the Old Dominion Monarchs. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Monday, Nov.23 • 7:00 p.m.
ETSU Buccaneers (2-2, 0-0 SoCon) at
Old Dominion (1-2, 0-0 Conference USA)
This will be the second meeting between the Buccaneers and the Monarchs. The first ever meeting happened back in 2004 with ETSU falling on the road 86-52. The Bucs snapped their two-game losing streak on Saturday cruising past Brevard College, 69-46 inside Brooks Gym.
Pull Up your Bridges
Junior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) has gotten off to a blazing fast start to the 2015 campaign scoring 20 or more points in three straight games. Against Brevard, Bridges scored a career-high 30 points going 7-of-12 from beyond the three-point line. Bridges is second in the Southern Conference in scoring at 23 points per game.
The Dynamic Duo
In the 69-46 victory over Brevard, Bridges and freshman Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) combined for 44 points and 13 rebounds. Bridges scored 30 points while Lytton recorded a career-high 14 points. The freshman was just one rebound away from a double-double.
It's a Third Quarter thing
Through four games this season the Bucs have dominated coming out of the locker room after halftime, outscoring opponents 83-62 in the third quarter. Agaisnt Brevard, the Blue & Gold registered a season-high 25 points to pull away from the Torandos.
A "Schurr" Thing
Coming off the bench in Saturday's victory over Brevard, sophomore Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas) made the most of her time tying a career-high with nine points. Schurr also recorded eight rebounds, six of which were offensive.
Career-high's for everybody!
Six different Buccaneer players compiled career-highs against the Tornados. The most notable was Bridges who registered a career-high 30 points. Senior Shomari Kendrick (Lexington, Ky.) collected a career-high 10 rebounds.
Scouting the Monarchs
The Monarchs are 1-2 to start the 2015 season with three of their first four games being at home. In ODU's last contest on Nov.17, the Monarchs were held to just 23.4 percent shooting suffering a 61-35 loss at home against ACC member Miami. The Monarchs are led by Jennie Simms who leads the team with 18.3 points per game while shooting .345 from the field.
What’s Up Next?
The Blue & Gold continue their season-long five game road trip when they travel to Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 27.
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