|November 10, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CIN||ETSU|
|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)|
THOMAS - 19
- 9||Britney Snowden
RODGERS - 2
MILLER - 2
JOHNSON - 2
- 3||Erica Haynes-Overton
Shy Copney - 1
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)
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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