|November 09, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||CIN|
|FG Percentage||.473 (26-55)||.446 (29-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (8-18)||.389 (7-18)|
|FT Percentage||.400 (4-10)||.571 (12-21)|
- 17||Nikira Goings
- 6||IImar'I Thomas
- 6||Genesis Parker
Antoinette Miller - 4
- 2||Antoinette Miller
- 1||IImar'I Thomas
Andeija Puckett - 1
|November 11, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||MSU|
|FG Percentage||.351 (20-57)||.456 (26-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.214 (3-14)||.400 (6-15)|
|FT Percentage||.455 (10-22)||.630 (17-27)|
- 11||Sidney Cooks
- 8||Mardrekia Cook
Sidney Cooks - 8
- 4||Victoria Gaines
Shay Colley - 6
Amaya Adams - 2
Shay Colley - 3
- 1||Sidney Cooks
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2018) – The 2018-19 season for the ETSU women’s basketball team officially begins on Friday, Nov. 9, as the Bucs take on Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena. Following their season opener, ETSU will travel to East Lansing, Mich. to play Michigan State on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Scouting the Buccaneers
ETSU returns eight and welcomes seven to this year’s 2018-19 squad. The Bucs return seniors Raven Dean (Charlotte, N.C.), Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.), and Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.). Dean has been a consistent four-year player for the Bucs. Snowden played and started in all 33 games for the Bucs, while averaging 7.3 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. Tipps led the Bucs in blocks and rebounds last season. Joining the senior class this year is graduate transfer Lexus Spears (Jacksonville, Fla.) who will add depth to the Bucs in the paint.
Rounding out the junior class are returners Jada Craig (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.). After sitting out a year from a medical redshirt, Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) joins the junior class. Lytton was a key three-point shooter for the Bucs during her sophomore and freshman seasons. Transfers Kacie Fountain (Walker, La.) and Taisha Murphy (Clayton, N.C.) are also new additions. Fountain, a guard, transfers from Southwest Mississippi State and Murphy transfers from the University of Richmond.
Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) and Micah Scheetz (Knoxville, Tenn.) represent ETSU’s sophomore class. Haynes-Overton returns after leading the Bucs in steals and averaging 14.5 points per game, which was second on the team last season. After sitting out a year due to the NCAA transfer rule, Scheetz will finally be able to show her talents on the court.
Lastly, the Bucs have four freshmen in Shynia Jackson (Warner Robins, Ga.), Kaia Upton (Nashville, Tenn.), Amaya Adams (Kansas City, Mo.), and E’Lease Stafford (Lawrence, Kan.).
Start the Season Out Right
In each of the past four seasons, the blue and gold have registered
season opener victories. Last year ETSU came away with an 87-77 win over Cincinnati. In the last four season openers, the Bucs have outscored their opponents 310-272.
Bucs picked first by the coaches, second by the media
The Bucs were slated to finish first, tying Mercer in the coaches’ poll. ETSU received three first place votes to compile a total of 44 points. In the media poll, the Bucs earned a total of 105 points to finish second, receiving four first place votes, right behind Mercer, who received nine first place votes and a total of 109 points.
Haynes-Overton earns Preseason All-SoCon honors
Haynes-Overton had an outstanding freshman season after being named the Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year. She finished her freshman debut ranking first in the SoCon in steals, while being ranked sixth nationally in steals per game and eighth in steals. She was also fifth in the SoCon in scoring last season.
Cincinnati was selected to finish fifth in the 12-team league in the American Conference. The pick is the highest the Bearcats have received in the last six years. The Bearcats return three starters from last year’s 19-win season. Cincinnati also returns their Freshman of the Year in IImar’I Thomas, who was their leading scorer in the 2017-18 season. Thomas was one of two players to score a team-high 19 points against the Bucs last season. Cincinnati has one game under their belt already after hosting Austin Peay on Nov. 6. They had four Bearcats score in double-digits in their 69-48 win.
Scouting Michigan State
MSU returns four starters to a team that went 19-14 last season. They advanced to the sweet 16 of the WNIT. Redshirt junior guard Shay Colley earned Preseason All-Big Ten honors. MSU began their season on Nov. 6 and cruised past Bowling Green to a 99-69 win. Five players finished in double-figures in their season opener. Center Jenna Allen led the Spartans with 17 points, while Taryn McCutcheon had 16.
Following their opening weekend of action, ETSU travels to Radford on Nov. 15 for an 11:00 a.m. start time.
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