JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2015) – After snapping their four-game losing streak on Sunday, the ETSU Women’s Basketball team returns to action on Wednesday Dec.16 for a showdown with Campbell inside Brooks Gym. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 • 7:00 p.m.
Campbell Lady Camels (5-2, 1-0 Big South) at
ETSU Buccaneers (4-6, 0-0 SoCon)
Location: Johnson City, Tenn.
Site: Brooks Gym (2,700)
All-Time Series Record: 13th meeting, ETSU leads 12-1
It’s the 13th meeting between ETSU and Campbell with the Buccaneers holding the all-time series lead 12-1. ETSU snapped its four-game losing streak on Sunday defeating Armstrong State 62-52. The Bucs play three of their next five games at home before beginning SoCon play in January.
Sweet Home Johnson City
This season the Bucs are 3-0 inside Brooks Gym with victories over UNC Asheville, Brevard College and Armstrong State. The Bucs will look to start 4-0 at home for the first time since 2009 when they recorded an undefeated record at home. Over the last two seasons ETSU has garnered a 14-2 home record, the third best record in the SoCon.
It will be the second Wednesday contest for the Bucs this season, previously falling to No.8 Tennessee on Wednesday Dec. 2. Since 2006, ETSU is 13-10 when playing a Wednesday game and 2-3 under head coach Brittney Ezell.
On this Date
ETSU on December 16th is 4-1 all-time, averaging 77.2 points per game on the day. The last time the Bucs played on December 16th was during the 2000-01 season where they defeated Troy State, 78-72.
Amongst the SoCon’s Best
Four different players rank in the top ten in the SoCon in multiple categories. Junior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) ranks second in scoring (17.2), seventh in free throw percentage (79.3) and first in three point field goals made (31). Senior Chandler Christopher (Greeneville, Tenn.) ranks third in assists per game (5.2) and seventh in minutes played (32.1). Junior Yamile Rodriguez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) ranks second in blocked shots per game (1.8) while freshman Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) ranks sixth with 6.9 rebounds per game.
Scouting the Lady Camels
Campbell is off to a 5-2 start with back-to-back wins over Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina. The Lady Camels have won five of their last six games with three of those wins coming by double digits. Campbell has three players averaging double digit points with senior Raechaun Edwards leading the way with 15.9 points per game.
Last Time Out vs. Campbell
The last meeting between the two programs came on the final day of the 2010 season as the Lady Camels defeated the Bucs 60-57 in Buies Creek, N.C. ETSU’s Tara Davis missed a wide open three-pointer with five seconds left in regulation that would have tied the game. The Bucs shot 33.3 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from behind the arc. It was the first victory for Campbell in the all-time series.
What’s Up Next?
It’s a quick turnaround for the Blue & Gold as they hit the road to take on Davidson on Friday, Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. ETSU returns to action on Monday Dec. 21 for a match-up with Austin Peay beginning at 7:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
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