January 21, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Western Carolina1610161557
ETSU2126131676
Stats at a GlanceWCUETSU
FG Percentage.333 (20-60) .536 (30-56)
3P FG Percentage.267 (4-15) .526 (10-19)
FT Percentage.813 (13-16) .545 (6-11)
Offensive Rebounds1812
Defensive Rebounds1525
Total Rebounds3337
Turnovers1919
Steals910
Bench Points3535
LeadersWCUETSU
PointsSherae Bonner - 12
Raziyah Farrington - 12
Shamauria Bridges - 21
ReboundsSherae Bonner - 8
Raven Dean - 9
AssistsEmily Hatfield - 2
Raziyah Farrington - 2
Tianna Tarter - 10
StealsJonTay Mitchem - 4
Tianna Tarter - 4
BlocksSherae Bonner - 2
Morgan Martin - 1
Tianna Tarter - 1
Micah Norris - 1
Kayla Marosites - 1
Marosites, Bridges, Tarter lead the way as Bucs tame Catamounts, 76-57
Marosites, Bridges, Tarter lead the way as Bucs tame Catamounts, 76-57
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kelci Marosites, Shamauria Bridges, Tianna Tarter combine for 50 of ETSU’s 76 points

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.  (January 21, 2017) – Fourteen Buccaneers hit the court, a stellar performance by a freshman, a double-double and a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2010 highlighted ETSU Women’s Basketball’s 76-57 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday afternoon inside Brooks Gym.

It was a career day for freshman Kelci Marosites (Elizabethton, Tenn.) who scored a career-high 18 points on 70 percent (7-of-10) shooting from the field while knocking down four three-pointers. Marosites scored eight of her total points in the third quarter.

Junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) earned her third double-double of the season and eighth of her career with 11 points and a career-high 10 assists. Tarter becomes the first ETSU player since Tarita Gordon back in 2010 to have at least 10 assists. Her 10 assists is the third most by a player in the Southern Conference this season.

Leading the way for ETSU was senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) with 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 shooting from the three-point line. It’s her 14th straight game with at least one three and fifth game this season with at least five three-pointers made.

Just missing out on the double-double action was sophomore Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) who recorded nine points and nine rebounds. As a team, ETSU shot a season-high 53.6 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from the three-point line. For the first time this season, all 14 players on the roster played. The blue and gold’s 47 first half points was a season-high.

It was the second largest margin of victory this season (19) as the Bucs improve their overall record to 11-9 and 3-2 in conference play. ETSU is 2-0 at home this season during SoCon play. The Bucs will be on the road next weekend as they take on Furman (Jan.26) and Wofford (Jan.28) before returning home for Education Day on Feb.2 versus Samford.

First Quarter:
• Western Carolina races out to a 7-2 lead through the first three minutes of play
• Game was tied at 7-7 for three minutes as both teams go scoreless from the field
• The ETSU offense gets hot making five of their next seven shots to take a 16-11 lead
• Western Carolina’s Julia Brown knocks down a three from the left wing to cut into the ETSU lead at 21-16
• After 1st Quarter: ETSU 21, Western Carolina 16

Second Quarter:
• ETSU outscores WCU, 26-10 in the second quarter
• Bucs begin the quarter on a 10-2 run making five of their first seven shots to gain a double-digit lead.
• Midway through the second quarter, ETSU embarked on a 21-4 run to gain a 20-point lead
• Through the final three minutes of play the Bucs outscore the Catamounts, 16-4
• Kelci Marosites scores eight of her career-high 18 in the second quarter
• Halftime: ETSU 47, Western Carolina 26
• Largest lead at halftime this season for ETSU

Third Quarter:
• Western Carolina begins the second half with a 5-0 run to cut the ETSU lead to 47-31
• Through the first five minutes the Catamounts outscored the Bucs, 7-3
• ETSU combats WCU run with a quick 7-0 run of their own with three-pointers from Marosites and Bridges to give the Bucs a 57-33 lead
• WCU once again made a run scoring six straight points down the stretch as ETSU committed four turnovers during three minutes of play
• After 3rd Quarter: ETSU 60, Western Carolina 42

Fourth Quarter:
• ETSU with three turnovers in the first two minutes of play in the fourth
• During the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, ETSU and WCU combined to score five points
• Tianna Tarter registered 10th assist on the afternoon with two minutes left
• To end the game, ETSU made five of their last six shots.
• FINAL: ETSU 76, Western Carolina 57

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