JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 19, 2016) – Fresh off breaking the home attendance record on Tuesday the ETSU women’s basketball team returns to Brooks Gym on Sunday, Nov.20 for a match-up with the Winthrop Eagles. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.
Scouting the Buccaneers
ETSU women’s basketball had a record crowd of 6,072 on hand inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on Tuesday night as the Bucs fell to the Lady Vols, 83-58. Sunday’s contest will mark the second of a three-game homestand for ETSU and the first game played in Brooks Gym this season.
Home Sweet Home
Since 2014, the Bucs have been dominant inside Brooks Gym, compiling an overall record of 21-5. Last season the blue and gold went 10-3 in Johnson City marking the first time since 2009, 2010 ETSU has recorded back-to-back double digit home victories.
Free For a Reason
ETSU has made a living at the free-throw line early this season leading the Southern Conference with 37 free-throw attempts. The Bucs also lead the SoCon in free throws made with 29.
Micah Shines Bright in Buccaneer Debut
Making her Buccaneer debut, junior Micah Norris (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) shined in front of the record crowd recording 13 points. Seven of the 13 points came in the fourth quarter. Norris played one season at Southern Illinois University and Chipola College before joining the Buccaneers. During her prep career at Blackman High School, Norris was a part of the team was ranked No.1 in the nation by ESPN.
Bridges set to Re-Write the History Books
Senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) has become one of the most prolific three-point shooters in ETSU history as she has recorded 207 three’s during her career. Bridges needs just 32 threes to become ETSU’s career leader in three-pointers made.
Scouting the Winthrop Eagles
Winthrop is 1-2 this season and is currently riding a two-game losing streak after opening the season with a victory over N.C. Wesleyan. The Eagles offense is led by senior forward Erica Williams who is averaging 20.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Winthrop was picked to finish 10th in the Big South preseason poll.
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