February 03, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Western Carolina14891546
Stats at a GlanceETSUWCU
FG Percentage.483 (28-58) .346 (18-52)
3P FG Percentage.429 (9-21) .133 (2-15)
FT Percentage.611 (11-18) .615 (8-13)
Offensive Rebounds138
Defensive Rebounds3020
Total Rebounds4328
Bench Points2031
PointsTianna Tarter - 23
Tess Harris - 11
ReboundsMalloree Schurr - 10
Sadasia Tipps - 10
Julia Brown - 9
AssistsTianna Tarter - 8
Judith Martin Ruiz - 2
StealsTianna Tarter - 3
Sherae Bonner - 2
JonTay Mitchem - 2
BlocksSadasia Tipps - 1
Britney Snowden - 1
Sherae Bonner - 1
Seniors lead the way as Bucs cruise past Catamounts
Seniors lead the way as Bucs cruise past Catamounts
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Malloree Schurr records first career double-double

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2018) – ETSU’s seniors made a great impact on tonight’s 76-46 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night inside the Ramsey Center. The seniors all finished in double figures, as the Bucs improved to 7-2 in conference play, while the Catamounts fell to 0-9.

Inside the Numbers

  • This was ETSU’s largest conference win, as the Bucs won by 30 points. This is also the lowest ETSU has kept their opponent from scoring all season.
  • The Bucs outrebounded the Catamounts 43-28 and had more steals.
  • ETSU’s seniors led the way, as they all finished in double figures.
  • Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) finished with the team high of 23 points and had eight assists and three steals.
  • Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas) recorded a new career-high of 13 points, while also recording her first career double-double with 10 rebounds.
  • Shy Copney (Johnson City, Tenn.) finished with 12 points. She shot 50% from the field and had two three-pointers.
  • Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) was just shy of a double-double, as she finished with 9 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.) tallied eight rebounds and had nine points for the Bucs.
  • Western Carolina’s Tess Harris led her team with 11 points, while Julia Brown had nine points and nine rebounds.

First Quarter

  • Malloree Schurr began the scoring for the Bucs with a jumper.
  • Shots by Schurr, Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) and a three by Tianna Tarter gave the Bucs a quick 7-0 run.
  • At the media timeout, the Bucs held a 13-9 lead.
  • A Catamount layup and three-pointer tied the game 14-14.
  • ETSU was in a scoring drought, but it was ended by back-to-back layups by Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Shy Copney. The Bucs ended the quarter with a four-point lead, 18-14.

 Second Quarter

  • Britney Snowden started the scoring in the second quarter.
  • Western Carolina made a layup before the Bucs went on 10-0 run.
  • During this run, ETSU made a lot of great plays. Snowden made a beautiful long court pass to Tarter for a layup. Alayjah Sherer (Tupelo, Miss.) hit a jumper and a three in back-to-back possessions. Anajae Stephney made a terrific bounce pass to Sadasia Tipps down low who made the layup.
  • After continuous plays by the Bucs and a layup by the Catamounts, ETSU extended their run to 14-2.
  • At the half, the Bucs had a 14-point lead, 36-22.

Third Quarter

  • Western Carolina’s free throws started the scoring in the second half.
  • ETSU did not score the first three minutes of the quarter, but ETSU would quickly go on an 11-0 run.
  • Malloree Schurr started things off after draining her first three-pointer of the season.
  • Tarter and Snowden also drained threes during this run, which forced the Catamounts to call a timeout with the score 47-26.
  • Copney then hit back-to-back three-pointers, followed by back-to-back layups by Tarter.
  • The Bucs ended the quarter with a 21-3 run and outscored the Catamounts 24-9 in the third quarter.

Fourth Quarter

  • Western Carolina began the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run as the Bucs were scoreless for the first three minutes.
  • Malloree Schurr was fouled and went to the line for two. She made both to record a new career-high of 12 points.
  • Sadasia Tipps scored and was fouled and made the free throw. Tarter made her fourth three-pointer of the game during the fourth quarter.
  • The Catamounts scored points off layups, but it wasn’t enough to catch ETSU’s lead, as the Bucs would win 76-46.

Up Next:

The Bucs will travel to Chattanooga to take on the Mocs next Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Post-Game Quotes

“I’m really pleased with the bounce back after a disappointing effort shown on Thursday,” said head coach Brittney Ezell. “We showed a lot of resiliency and that’s something we’ve done a couple times after conference losses. I’ve never had a game where so many people were that close to double-doubles. I thought Malloree was really assertive today and we needed that from her to step up. Tianna was back to her normal self today. Brittney Snowden was phenemonal. Alayjah was really good. I thought Sadasia was good. I could go up and down the list and say good things about everybody. I’m really pleased with the overall effort. Now we’ll get a couple of days off before we head to Chattanooga. I’m really excited about being home and feel good about being 7-2 right now.

On all three seniors scoring in double figures… “That’s what seniors are supposed to do. The younger players will feed off that and hopefully it’ll build some confidence with our seniors. Shy, Tianna, and Mal are invaluable for not only the things they do on the floor, but they are good people. They are good teammates. They work hard and you like seeing good kids being rewarded, so I’m real pleased for them.”

On Malloree Schurr recording her first career double-double… “Good for Malloree. It was a matter of time because Malloree is so aggressive on the glass. If she’ll continue to shoot with some confidence and play with some confidence, she’ll get eight and eight, if not ten and eight every night. I’m really happy for her. It’s a great stat line and her family back in Texas will be really proud to see her do that”

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