February 15, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Wofford1214121553
ETSU1822251782
Stats at a GlanceWOFETSU
FG Percentage.328 (19-58) .485 (32-66)
3P FG Percentage.167 (3-18) .300 (6-20)
FT Percentage.571 (12-21) .600 (12-20)
Offensive Rebounds1217
Defensive Rebounds2131
Total Rebounds3348
Turnovers2623
Steals915
Bench Points1030
LeadersWOFETSU
PointsJamari McDavid - 16
Tianna Tarter - 23
ReboundsJamari McDavid - 9
Erica Haynes-Overton - 10
AssistsMarissa Bayer - 3
Da'Ja Green - 3
Erica Haynes-Overton - 6
StealsCairo Booker - 4
Erica Haynes-Overton - 7
BlocksJamari McDavid - 1
Erica Haynes-Overton - 2
Four Bucs finish in double figures, as Bucs cruise past Wofford
Four Bucs finish in double figures, as Bucs cruise past Wofford
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tarter ties school record with 421 career free throws

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2018) – With a loud and excited crowd filled with elementary school students, Brooks Gym was a fun environment for the Bucs to play in. ETSU cruised past Wofford, 82-53 in a 29-point victory on Thursday morning to improve to 16-10 and 9-2 in the SoCon, as the Terriers fall to 10-17 and 3-9 in the SoCon.  

Inside the Numbers

  • Four Buccaneers scored in double figures.
  • Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) led the Bucs with her third straight 20-point performance. She finished with 23 points and had seven rebounds and three steals.
  • Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) tied her season-high of 19 points and was just short of a double-double with eight rebounds.
  • Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) recorded her third career double-double, as she finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. She was just shy of a triple-double, with seven steals as well.
  • Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.) recorded her ninth double-digit performance. She had 11 points.
  • As a team, the Bucs outrebounded the Terriers 48-33 and had more steals with a ratio of 15-9
  • The Bucs shot 48.5% from the field.
  • Wofford had three players finish in double figures.
  • The Terrier’s Jamari McDavid finished with the team high of 16 points and nine rebounds. Cairo Booker was right behind her, as she finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Anna Claire Atha added 10 points for the Terriers as well.

First Quarter

  • Tianna Tarter saw Britney Snowden open in the lane for a layup to begin the scoring for the Bucs.
  • Wofford tied the game before the Bucs made their last three shots to give them a lead.
  • The possessions went back and forth before the Bucs started to heat up.
  • Alayjah Sherer (Tupelo, Miss.) came out of the media timeout and drained a three for the Bucs.
  • Tarter and Sherer had back-to-back layups to end a 7-0 run for the Bucs, as the Terriers faced a two-minute scoring drought.
  • ETSU had a 6-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 18-12.

Second Quarter

  • Tianna Tarter had 12 points in the second quarter. She started things off with a three and then grabbed her own rebound and went back up for the layup.
  • That wouldn’t be the end of Tarter, as she had back-to-back layups.
  • From there, both teams were scoreless for two minutes, but Tarter ended that for the Bucs when she drove to the hoop for a layup and then was fouled. She made the extra point.
  • Raven Dean hit a jumper before Wofford went 3-3 and went on a 7-0 run to get within 12.
  • Snowden had a layup and Shy Copney (Johnson City, Tenn.) drained a three to end the half.
  • ETSU had a 40-26 lead heading into halftime.

Third Quarter

  • Snowden started the scoring for the Bucs, followed by Dean to give ETSU back-to-back layups.
  • Haynes-Overton made a three and then picked up a steal and a layup to add to the Bucs’ success.
  • Jada Craig (Winston-Salem, N.C.) then hit a three-pointer to start a 7-0 run. Back-to-back jumpers by Haynes-Overton and Dean helped to contribute to the run.
  • Wofford ended their three-minute scoring drought with a three by Emily Ryan.
  • The Bucs continued to outscore the Terriers as they finished the third quarter with a 14-3 and a 65-38 lead.

Fourth Quarter

  • The Terriers started the fourth quarter with a bucket.
  • Raven Dean continued to shoot well, as she gave the Bucs their sixth three of the day.
  • Haynes-Overton and Dean went back and forth in points.
  • Tarter went to the line and tied ETSU’s career free throw record with 421 career free throws.
  • Dean made both of her free throws after getting fouled.
  • Both teams faced a two-minute scoring drought.
  • Raven Dean’s jumper tied her season-high of 19 points.
  • Wofford’s Anna Claire Atha hit a jumper as the buzzer sounded, but the Bucs would come away with the 29-point win, 82-53.

Up Next

  • ETSU hosts Furman for Senior Day this Saturday, Feb. 17 with tip-off set for 2:00 p.m. This will be the Bucs’ final regular season home game played in Brooks Gym.

Post-Game Quotes

Head coach Brittney Ezell

“Relentless effort today. It really was tip-off to buzzer. I thought the kids were dialed in and focused. They were led by their upperclassmen. Tianna had a phenomenal day to get us started. Erica Haynes-Overton put up a stat line that’s something out of a video game. Raven had a great game. Britney was tough. I thought we defended hard. I thought we ran hard in transition and I thought we played the way we’ve been trying to coach them to play all year.”

It’s not who you play. It’s how you play. This is how we want to play constantly. This is what we did when we made the comeback at Chattanooga. This is what we did when we’re really successful. I think the kids have bought into that. We have to play the same way in every game.

It should be emotional. Senior Day is a culmination about a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. These kids have put a lot into our program and the program owes them that amount of gratitude. I’ve been honored and blessed that their families have entrusted them to us and that we’ve had them for four years. All of our seniors are going to walk across the stage as graduates and they’re going to walk across as better people, as our job is to not only make them better players, but better people and students. I have no doubt that we’ve done that with this group.

Senior Tianna Tarter

On tying the school record and finishing with 23 points… “It’s amazing. It’s something I didn’t really plan to do. I felt good. I just came out ready to play and my teammates helped me. We knew that when we played down at Wofford, we came out slow, so we knew we had to come out strong today.”

On Saturday being Senior Day… “It’s going to be a little emotional, but we can’t let down against Furman. They are a good team, so we still have to do what we have to do. I’ll have to hold my emotions until after the game.”

Junior Raven Dean

“It was a good win. I think as a team, we showed a lot of effort. Collectively, we played together and played with a lot of passion.”

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