November 10, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Stats at a GlanceCINETSU
FG Percentage.509 (28-55) .466 (27-58)
3P FG Percentage.235 (4-17) .355 (11-31)
FT Percentage.654 (17-26) .710 (22-31)
Offensive Rebounds1510
Defensive Rebounds2716
Total Rebounds4226
Bench Points2928
PointsJOHNSON - 19
Raven Dean - 19
ReboundsGOINGS - 9
Britney Snowden - 6
AssistsOWENS - 2
Tianna Tarter - 11
StealsJOHNSON - 3
Erica Haynes-Overton - 4
BlocksAnajae Stephney - 1
Shy Copney - 1
Women’s basketball hosts Cincinnati for season opener
Women’s basketball hosts Cincinnati for season opener
Thursday, November 9, 2017

This will be the third meeting between ETSU and Cincinnati

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2017) – The 2017-18 campaign for the ETSU women’s basketball team officially begins on Friday, Nov. 10, as the Bucs host Cincinnati inside Brooks Gym for their season opener.

Friday, Nov. 11 | 7:00 p.m.

ETSU Buccaneers (0-0, 0-0 SoCon) 

vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (0-0, 0-0 AAC)


Series History

This will be the third meeting between ETSU and Cincinnati. Their first meeting was in 1981 and their last meeting was in 2005. ETSU has a three-game losing streaking against the Bearcats and are eager to snap that streak on Friday.

Scouting the Buccaneers

The Bucs return seven and welcome five. Last season the Bucs finished 16-14 and 8-6 in the Southern Conference. The Bucs return two seniors in Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas). ETSU returns three juniors; Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.), Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.), and Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.), while adding junior transfer Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.). In the sophomore class, Jada Craig (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.) return for the Bucs, while adding redshirt sophomore Micah Scheetz (Knoxville, Tenn.). Lastly ETSU adds two freshmen and one graduate transfer. Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) and Alayjah Sherer (Tupelo, Miss.) will gain experience as freshmen. Graduate transfer Shy Copney (Johnson City, Tenn.) returns home for her final season with the Bucs.

Tarter earned Preseason All-SoCon; ETSU picked fourth by the coaches, third by the media

Tianna Tarter earned Preseason All-SoCon honors. ETSU was picked fourth by the coaches in the preseason poll, but was picked third by the media. In both polls, Mercer and Chattanooga headlined the top two seeds.

One of 20

Tarter was most recently one of twenty point guards in the country to be named to the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List.

60 Wins the Balance

Last season when scoring at least 60 points, ETSU won their games. They won a total of 16 games when scoring 60 points or more.

Scouting the Bearcats

Cincinnati is coming off a 16-14 season and a 7-9 AAC conference record. They return eight letterwinners and three starters. The Bearcats have just two seniors in starters Ana Owens and Shanice Johnson, along with junior Chelsea Warren. Cincinnati has a young team with five freshmen and four sophomores entering the 2017-18 season. Head coach Jamelle Elliot enters her ninth season with the Bearcats.

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