JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (December 27, 2016) – After grinding through one of the most daunting non-conference schedules in program history, the ETSU women’s basketball ends non-conference play on Wednesday, December 28 at home versus Old Dominion. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym
Wednesday, December 28 • 7:00 p.m.
Old Dominion Lady Monarchs (5-5, 0-0 Conference USA)
vs. ETSU Buccaneers (7-7, 0-0 Southern Conference)
Scouting the Buccaneers
Coming of the Holiday break ETSU has an overall record of 7-7 after splitting two games at the Miami Holiday Tournament. In their first contest in the sunshine state the Bucs fell to Maine, 61-48. The blue and gold rebounded the following day with a 70-58 victory over Coppin State.
Bridges Makes History in Miami
Senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) in her home state nailed a three-pointer just nine seconds into the second quarter to become ETSU’s all-time career leader in three’s made. Bridges currently has 242 career threes made, passing Michele DeVault for most all-time at ETSU.
Tarter named to the Miami Holiday All-Tournament Team
After registering 17.5 points, five rebounds and five assists in two games junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) was named to the Miami Holiday All-Tournament Team.
With the victory over Coppin State, it marked the third straight year in which ETSU has recorded at least seven non-conference wins.
• Tarter has nine straight double digit point games
• Sophomore Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) has recorded back-to-back double digit performances
Stiff Competition Ahead
Three of ETSU’s next four games are on the road including starting SoCon play with three straight road contests against Mercer, Samford and rival Chattanooga. The Bucs next four opponents (ODU, Mercer, Samford, Chattanooga) have combined to record 110 victories in the past two seasons.
Scouting Old Dominion
Old Dominion heads into Wednesday’s contest with an overall record of 5-5 and has dropped back-to-back games over the holiday break at the Sunshine Classic. The Lady Monarchs are led by senior guard Jennie Simms who ranks second in the NCAA with 25.3 points per game.
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