February 17, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Furman10819946
ETSU1018111756
Stats at a GlanceFURETSU
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)
Offensive Rebounds910
Defensive Rebounds2722
Total Rebounds3632
Turnovers2111
Steals511
Bench Points105
LeadersFURETSU
PointsStephania Oramas - 15
Erica Haynes-Overton - 19
ReboundsDeAnneisha Jackson - 11
Raven Dean - 6
AssistsStephania Oramas - 7
Tianna Tarter - 6
StealsKaitlyn Duncan - 2
Stephania Oramas - 2
Tianna Tarter - 5
BlocksCelena Taborn - 2
Sadasia Tipps - 2
ETSU caps off Senior Day with 56-46 win against Furman
ETSU caps off Senior Day with 56-46 win against Furman
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tianna Tarter becomes ETSU’s all-time free throw leader

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

  • With today’s 10th SoCon win, ETSU holds sole possession of second place.
  • Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) led the Bucs with 19 points. She scored eight of ETSU's 10 points in the first quarter.
  • Tianna Tarter and Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.) each finished with 10 points each. Tarter also had six assists and five steals.
  • Malloree Schurr had a great game with nine points, five rebounds, and four steals.
  • ETSU’s largest lead came in the beginning of the third quarter, when they led by 16 points.
  • Shy Copney made her 51st three of the season on Senior Day.
  • Furman’s Stephania Oramas finished the game with 15 points, while Tyah Hunter had 10. The Paladins’ DeAnneisha Jackson led the game with 11 rebounds.
  • Furman outrebounded the Bucs 36-32.

First Quarter

  • Furman scored first to begin the game.
  • Erica Haynes-Overton was fouled and made both free throws to tie the game 2-2.
  • Haynes-Overton was on a roll. She made a jumper and then stole the ball and drove down the court for a layup.
  • Furman stayed in the game as ETSU went scoreless for two minutes.
  • Haynes-Overton ended that drought with a jumper to give ETSU a 9-8 lead.
  • Both teams were scoreless for the last three minutes of the quarter and were tied 10-10.

Second Quarter

  • Malloree Schurr and Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.) had back-to-back layups to give the Bucs a lead.
  • Furman was scoreless for six minutes and was only able to make one for 10 of their last field goal attempts.
  • ETSU went through a scoreless period, but then went on an 8-0 run.
  • The Bucs were unstoppable as they went on a 16-2 run.
  • Furman hit two free throws to get within 10, as ETSU held a lead heading into half.

Third Quarter

  • Shy Copney made a statement to kick off the second half after she drained a three.
  • Tarter’s jumper gave the Bucs a 33-18 lead.
  • Furman answered with a three, but Tianna Tarter, Erica Haynes-Overton, and Malloree Schurr went 3-3 in field goals to keep the Bucs ahead.
  • The Paladins were not letting down, as they went on a 14-0 run.
  • ETSU was scoreless for seven minutes of the third quarter.
  • Furman outscored the Bucs 19-11 and they were able to get within two with the score 39-37.

Fourth Quarter

  • Britney Snowden was the catalyst in the fourth quarter. She scored nine points and began the fourth quarter with a layup.
  • Tarter made a beautiful pass down court to Haynes-Overton and she made a layup.
  • Snowden had back-to-back layups to pull ahead by six.
  • Tarter continued this success with a steal and layup of her own.
  • Snowden was fouled and made both free throws to give the Bucs a 10-point lead.
  • Tianna Tarter drove to the hoop, made the layup and was fouled. She made the free throw to become ETSU’s career free throw leader.
  • Furman was not able to make any field goals for the last two minutes, as the Bucs would win 56-46 on Senior Day.

Up Next

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.

Post-Game Quotes

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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