JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 22, 2016) – Concluding its three-game homestand the ETSU women’s basketball team welcomes former Southern Conference rival Appalachian State to Brooks Gym on Wednesday, Nov.23. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov.23 • 2:00 p.m.
Appalachian State (2-2, 0-0 Sun Belt)
vs. ETSU (2-1, 0-0 SoCon)
Scouting the Buccaneers
The Bucs have alternated wins during the early part of the season en route to a 2-1 overall record. ETSU is coming off a 62-45 victory over Winthrop on Sunday as the blue and gold forced a season-high 29 turnovers.
Bridges to Re-Write History
Senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) is chasing history this season as she looks to become ETSU’s all-time leader in three-pointers made. Bridges has 210 threes during her career and is just 29 away from breaking the career record of 239.
The Ball Is the Program
In three games this season, the Bucs have forced 61 turnovers, recording 20.3 turnovers per game. The 20.3 turnovers forced ranks second in the SoCon.
Three’s Coming at a Premium
The Buccaneer defense has been stifling from behind the line this season as ETSU has held it’s opponents to a .217 shooting percentage from beyond the three-point line. The .217 opponent shooting percentage ranks first in the SoCon.
This season, ETSU ranks fourth in the SoCon with 71 bench points. The highlight off the bench this season was junior Micah Norris (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) who scored a team-high 13 points versus No.13 Tennessee.
Scouting the Appalachian State
Appalachian State has an overall record of 2-2 and is coming off a 55-46 loss at Richmond on Sunday. The Mountaineers have begun their season with five straight road games picking up victories over Gardner-Webb and Liberty. App State is led by Joi Jones who is averaging 14.5 points and has recorded 15 or more points the past three games.
Last Time Out vs. Appalachian State
A season ago, the Bucs traveled to Boone, N.C. and fell to the Mountaineers, 70-52. Bridges recorded her second straight 20-point game registering a game-high 22 points on 3-of-8 shooting from the three-point line.
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