January 08, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
ETSU923201769
Samford1815101457
Stats at a GlanceETSUSAM
FG Percentage.457 (21-46) .351 (20-57)
3P FG Percentage.455 (5-11) .136 (3-22)
FT Percentage.917 (22-24) .933 (14-15)
Offensive Rebounds912
Defensive Rebounds2518
Total Rebounds3430
Turnovers1714
Steals67
Bench Points1421
LeadersETSUSAM
PointsShamauria Bridges - 23
Hannah Nichols - 18
ReboundsMalloree Schurr - 8
Raven Dean - 8
Lydia McGee - 5
TEAM - 5
AssistsTianna Tarter - 7
Kassidy Blevins - 4
Brittany Stevens - 4
StealsJada Craig - 2
Kassidy Blevins - 2
BlocksMorgan Martin - 3
Hannah Nichols - 1
Olivia Crozier - 1
Samantha Fitzgerald - 1
Kassidy Blevins - 1
Stellar Free-Throw Shooting lifts Bucs past Samford, 69-57
Morgan Martin had 10 points, three rebounds and three blocks
Stellar Free-Throw Shooting lifts Bucs past Samford, 69-57
Sunday, January 8, 2017

ETSU shot 91.7 percent (22-of-24) from the free-throw line

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (January 8, 2017) – Behind stellar shooting from the free-throw line the ETSU Women’s Basketball team earned their first Southern Conference victory of the season on Sunday with a 69-57 win over Samford.

As a team the Bucs shots a season-high 91.7 percent from the free-throw line sinking 22 of 24 free-throw attempts. The 91.7 percent ranks as one of the top five highest percentages from the free-throw line in a single-game in program history. Overall the blue and gold had three players shoot 100 percent from the line.

ETSU had four score in double figures for just the second time this season with senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) leading the way with 23 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three. Following Bridges was sophomore Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) who tallied 14 points and eight rebounds. Junior Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas) recorded a new career-high with 11 points while registering eight rebounds.

Off the bench a career-high was set by sophomore Morgan Martin (Davenport, Iowa) who scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field while blocking three shots. Junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) who leads the conference in scoring, recorded seven points while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

The Bucs earned their first program victory at Samford to improve their overall record to 9-8 and 1-1 in SoCon play. ETSU will play the final game of their three-game road trip on Saturday, Jan. 14 against Chattanooga at 2:00 p.m.

First Quarter:
• Samford jumps out to 7-2 lead the first three minutes
• Raven Dean scored first four points for the Bucs
• In the final five minutes of the first, ETSU went 1-of-9 from the field
• Samford ended the quarter on an 11-3 run to take a 18-9 lead after the first

Second Quarter:
• With two minutes gone in the second, half of ETSU’s points came from the free-throw line
• Midway through the quarter, ETSU makes four straight field goals to tie the game at 25-25
• During the second, ETSU went scoreless for four minutes
• Bucs make six of their final eight field goals
• ETSU trails Samford, 33-32 at halftime.

Third Quarter:
• Bucs take a three-point lead after Raven Dean scores four straight points
• Samford assessed a technical foul at 7:35
• After the technical foul, ETSU embarked on a 7-0 run to open their lead up to double digits
• ETSU outscores Samford, 20-10 in the third quarter
• ETSU leads 52-43 after the third quarter

Fourth Quarter:
• ETSU and Samford traded baskets through the first three minutes of the fourth
• Bucs held the record for the highest free-throw percentage in a single-game in ETSU history until a missed free-throw at the 5:57 mark
• Neither team scored the final 2:52 of the game
• Bucs win 69-57 over Samford
• ETSU earns first SoCon win and first win in Birmingham in program history

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