|January 06, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UNCG||ETSU|
|FG Percentage||.352 (19-54)||.393 (22-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (4-14)||.294 (5-17)|
|FT Percentage||.769 (10-13)||.647 (11-17)|
- 12||Shy Copney
- 14||Erica Haynes-Overton
Alexis Pitchford - 3
- 3||Erica Haynes-Overton
Shy Copney - 2
Ije Ajemba - 1
Sadasia Tipps - 1
Shy Copney - 1
Raven Dean - 1
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2018) – After coming off a 66-50 conference opening win against Western Carolina on Thursday night, the Bucs are looking to continue that momentum on Saturday, Jan. 6 when they host UNCG. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
Saturday, Jan. 6 | 2:00 p.m. | Johnson City, Tenn. | Brooks Gym
ETSU Buccaneers (8-8, 1-0 SoCon) vs. UNCG Spartans (6-10, 0-1 SoCon)
Scouting the Buccaneers
With a win over Western Carolina, the Bucs are now a part of the top half of the conference along with Mercer, Chattanooga, and Furman. Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) led the Bucs with double figures, while Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) had the team high of nine rebounds. In the SoCon, the Bucs lead the conference in steals and have one of the highest free throw percentages. A win against UNCG would help the Bucs improve to 2-0 in conference play and help them to be one of the only undefeated conference teams.
Freshman Erica Haynes-Overton has made an instant impact for the Bucs. She has started in all 16 games and is currently averaging 13.7 points per game. She leads the team in steals and is second on the team in points.
200th Career Milestone
With back-to-back wins, head coach Brittney Ezell is now ten wins away from picking up her 200th career win.
100th Career Games
Seniors Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas) and Tianna Tarter have played in 100 career games for the Bucs. Schurr earned this honor against Northern Kentucky, while Tarter earned not only her 100th career game, but her 100th career start as well against Western Carolina.
ETSU Career Records
Tianna Tarter is moving up in ETSU’s careers records. She’s sixth in points, fifth in assists, and just three steals away from tying fourth place in career steals.
Tarter Earning Honors
So far this season, Tianna Tarter has been named to the Nancy Lieberman Watch List and the Citizen Naismith Trophy Award Watch List. She’s also one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.
Spreading the Wealth
All ten Bucs have scored more than 40 total points this season.
Series History vs. UNCG
This will be the 29th meeting in program history. Last season the Bucs split with the Spartans. ETSU picked up a win at home, but fell on the road. The first meeting between the two teams was back in 1969.
UNCG enters Brooks Gym with a 6-10 overall record and 0-1 in conference play after a tough battle against Chattanooga. They are led by three Spartans who average double figures. Sophomore Nadine Soliman leads her team with 13.2 points per game, followed by Alexus Willey, who averages 11.7 points per game. Another key performer is Ije Ajemba, who recorded a double-double against Chattanooga with 16 points and 16 rebounds. She also leads the conference in rebounding and leads UNCG in blocks. As a team, the Spartans lead the SoCon in rebounding.
ETSU will host conference rival Chattanooga next Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m.
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