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Stats at a GlanceETSUUTC
FG Percentage.258 (17-66) .420 (21-50)
3P FG Percentage.174 (4-23) .389 (7-18)
FT Percentage.778 (7-9) .688 (11-16)
Offensive Rebounds198
Defensive Rebounds2332
Total Rebounds4240
Bench Points78
PointsTianna Tarter - 19
Lakelyn Bouldin - 17
ReboundsRaven Dean - 12
Jasmine Joyner - 10
AssistsTianna Tarter - 2
Chelsey Shumpert - 4
StealsShamauria Bridges - 4
Jasmine Joyner - 3
BlocksSadasia Tipps - 1
Jasmine Joyner - 9
Women’s Basketball Falls at Chattanooga, 60-45
Women’s Basketball Falls at Chattanooga, 60-45
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tianna Tarter scores 19 points, Raven Dean records third double-double of the season

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  (January 14, 2017) – The ETSU Women’s Basketball team fell to the defending Southern Conference champion Chattanooga, 60-45 on Saturday afternoon inside McKenzie Arena.

After a slow start through three quarters junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) ended up with a game-high 19 points after scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter. The junior guard also recorded six rebounds while shooting nearly 44 percent from the floor.

For the third time this season sophomore Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Dean scored eight of her total points in the third quarter including scoring four straight to end the third.

As a team the Buccaneers scored a season-low 45 points while shooting 25.8 percent from the field. ETSU went 7-of-9 from the free-throw line and in the past two games have combined to 29-of-33 from the free-throw line.

Despite Chattanooga leading the SoCon in rebounding defense, the blue and gold outrebounded the Mocs, 42-40 while doubling UTC in offensive rebounds, 19-8. In the paint, UTC scored 28 points compared to ETSU’s 22.

After starting conference play with three straight road games the Bucs have an overall record of 9-9 and 1-2 in SoCon play. UTC moves to 9-8 and 3-0 in conference play. The Bucs will return home next weekend for a pair of games versus UNCG (Jan.19) and Western Carolina (Jan.21).

First Quarter:
• Tianna Tarter scored the first five points for ETSU
• Chattanooga embarks on a 4-0 run to take a 12-7 lead with 2:30 left in the first
• UTC ends the first on a 6-2 run for a 16-11 lead after the first 10 minutes of play
• ETSU outrebounded UTC, 10-9 in the first while Chattanooga had one foul compared to ETSU’s six.

Second Quarter:
• Sophomore Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) knocked down her only three-pointer of the game to begin the scoring for ETSU in the second quarter.
• ETSU got as close as four points after three minutes played in the second
• Chattanooga goes on a 9-3 run midway through the quarter to take a double-digit lead.
• Midway through the second, ETSU went scoreless nearly three minutes, going 0-of-5 from the field.
• Senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) with four points in the second
• ETSU trailed Chattanooga, 29-20 at halftime

Third Quarter:
• UTC extends their lead to 20-points with a 14-4 run over five minutes of play
• Raven Dean scored eight points in the third including four straight near the end of the third
• ETSU was outscored 18-11 in the third quarter as UTC took a 41-37 lead into the fourth quarter.

Fourth Quarter:
• Tianna Tarter started the fourth with five straight points including a corner three from the left side.
• Tarter cuts the Chattanooga lead down to 13 as after a defensive rebounds goes coast-to-coast for the fast break lay-up
• With 50 seconds left, Tarter converts an And-One to cut the lead down to 12.
• FINAL: ETSU 45, Chattanooga 60

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