|February 17, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FUR||ETSU|
|FG Percentage||.354 (17-48)||.400 (22-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.071 (1-14)||.167 (2-12)|
|FT Percentage||.917 (11-12)||.556 (10-18)|
- 15||Erica Haynes-Overton
- 11||Raven Dean
- 7||Tianna Tarter
Stephania Oramas - 2
- 2||Sadasia Tipps
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2018) – With 2:40 left in play, Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) drove to the hoop, made the layup and was fouled. She made the free throw to become ETSU’s all-time career free throw leader. Prior to the game, ETSU’s three seniors; Shy Copney (Johnson City, Tenn.), Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas), and Tianna Tarter were honored. The three were able to celebrate their special day with a 56-46 win over Furman, improving to 17-10 overall and 10-2 in the SoCon. Furman dropped to 16-12 and 6-7 in the SoCon.
Inside the Numbers
ETSU hits the road to take on Samford on Thursday, Feb. 22. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. (ET) inside the Pete Hanna Center.
Opening statement from Head Coach Brittney Ezell… “It’s an emotional day. It’s hard to figure out really where they stand. Are they nervous? Are they upset? Tianna’s family is here and she’s missing her dad. Mal’s family is here from Texas and she’s missing her dad. There’s things that go into this game that are so hard because it pulls on heart strings, that sometimes coaching the game, becomes secondary to coaching the emotions of that kid. I thought we started the game wonderfully well. We got lackadaisical and sometimes this groups gets complacent with success. I give Furman credit. They were not going to quit. Sometimes you really have to coach the kid instead of the game.”
On heading into the fourth quarter with a two-point lead… “We talked to them about execution and really re-focusing themselves. We try to talk to them all the time about it’s not who we play, it’s how we play. We weren’t playing our style at that point. The thing that I thought was really the catalyst was that we ran a little baseline screen for Shy. She posted up and then made a nice little wrap around pass to Britney and that really kind of got us going on our run. Britney Snowden, in my opinion was the catalyst in the fourth quarter. Her defensive crown of being smart and knowing who to double. We did a great job of trapping Le’Jzae Davidson, who’s a deadly three-point shooter when she’s on. They finally really tuned in in the fourth quarter and that shows a lot on their part to be able to refocus when the third quarter was so poor for us, to finish the right way.”
Tianna Tarter on Senior Day… “Today is an emotional day. We had to come out and do what we had to do. Furman is a tough team to play. We came out slow, but we picked it up in the second half.”
Malloree Schurr on Senior Day… “It was pretty great. I had some family fly up. I know Tianna had the whole city of Johnson City here and Shy did too. They are both hometowns. It was nice to have that crowd and get a win on senior day. It’s a win, but it’s even better to have it be our last home game, so it was great.
Shy Copney on Senior Day… “It was fun. We got the W. It was kind of nerve racking towards the end, but overall I thought we played a good game. Today was exciting and fun and I’m appreciative and grateful that I still have people that believe in me and this team.”
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