JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (January 25, 2017) – In a rematch of last year’s Southern Conference Tournament Quarterfinals the ETSU Women’s Basketball team travels to Greenville, S.C. to take on Furman Thursday night inside Timmons Arena.
Thursday, January 26 • 7:00 p.m. • Greenville, S.C. • Timmons Arena
ETSU Buccaneers (11-9, 3-2 SoCon)
at Furman Paladins (11-10, 4-1 SoCon)
Scouting the Buccaneers
ETSU is currently riding a two-game winning streak after defeating UNCG and Western Carolina last weekend at home. The Bucs are currently 11-9 and 3-2 in conference play. On the road this season has an overall record of 4-4 with key victories over Butler, Campbell and Samford.
A season ago, all three games between ETSU and Furman were tightly contested as the three games were decided by a combined 11 points. Each team protected their home court with four point victories, while in the conference tournament Furman edged the Bucs by three points.
Bridges Named SoCon Player of the Week
On Tuesday, senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) was named SoCon Player of the Week for Jan.17-23, averaging 19 points while averaging 58.3 percent shooting from the field in two contests. Bridges hardly missed last Saturday versus Western Carolina as the senior guard scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 shooting from long distance. The 89 percent shooting percentage ranks as the highest by a SoCon player this season.
Tarter Doing Things That Haven’t Been Done since 2010
Junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) on Saturday versus Western Carolina recorded her third double-double of the season and eighth of her career with 11 points and 10 assists. It was the first time since Tarita Gordon back in 2010 that an ETSU player recorded 10 assists. CLICK HERE for Tarter’s All-American profile.
New Year, New Team
In the first month of the year, the Buccaneers have been dominant since 2005, posting an overall record of 69-15 in January.
Against Western Carolina freshman Kelci Marosites (Elizabethton, Tenn.) had a breakout game scoring a career-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.
Scouting the Furman Paladins
Furman has been on a roll as of late winning seven of their last eight games en route to an overall record of 11-10 and 4-1 in SoCon play. The Paladins are 9-2 at home this season with home losses against VCU and Richmond. Furman is led by senior guard Whitney Bunn who ranks second in the SoCon with 35.1 minutes per game while averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 assists per game.
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