|January 12, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||UTC|
|FG Percentage||.400 (24-60)||.426 (26-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (6-18)||.286 (6-21)|
|FT Percentage||.619 (13-21)||.720 (18-25)|
Hill - 2
Bouldin - 2
Erica Haynes-Overton - 1
Lexus Spears - 1
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Coming off a challenging non-conference portion of their schedule, the ETSU women’s basketball team bounces back into Southern Conference play, as the Bucs take on Chattanooga on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE BUCS
After a daunting preseason, ETSU concluded non-conference action with a 2-14 record with wins over Appalachian State and North Carolina A&T. Prior to the season, the Bucs were picked first by the coaches; tied with Mercer to win the conference. The Bucs are currently third in the SoCon in scoring offense and blocked shots. ETSU has a 9.1 steals per game average.
Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.), the 2018 SoCon Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year is fifth in the SoCon in scoring and second in the nation in both steals and steals per game.
Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) had a standout game against High Point scoring a new career-high 14 points and is seventh in the conference in rebounding, averaging 5.6 rebounds per game.
Graduate transfer Lexus Spears (Jacksonville, Fla.) has a .607 field goal percentage and is second in the conference with that average.
Redshirt junior Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) leads the Bucs in three-pointers and not far behind her is redshirt sophomore Micah Scheetz (Knoxville, Tenn.), who has shined beyond the arc.
Chattanooga won their last non-conference game against Maine to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Mocs enter Saturday’s contest with a 5-10 overall record and are 2-5 on their home court.
The Mocs are under new leadership this year with Katie Burrows becoming the sixth head coach of the Chattanooga women’s basketball program. Burrows is a familiar face with the program, as she spent her previous eight seasons as an assistant.
Junior guard Lakelyn Bouldin is averaging 11.7 points per game and has 24 three-pointers on the season, leading the Mocs in both categories. Bouldin was Chattanooga’s lone SoCon Preseason All-Conference selection.
Chattanooga returns three starters while losing two and welcoming four newcomers to the squad after finishing 17-13 in the previous season. Freshman Eboni Williams leads the Mocs in rebounding, averaging 4.7 rebounds per game.
Saturday marks the 84th all-time meeting between the two programs. The Mocs lead the series 60-23. ETSU has won the last two contests, winning both regular season games last season.
LAST TIME THEY MET
The last meeting was on February 10, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Bucs came back in the fourth quarter to win the game 61-55.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN3; Click here for live video.
Mike Gallagher will have the radio call on WXSM-AM 640 starting with the Atmos Energy Pregame Show at 1:30 p.m.; Click here for live audio.
Live stats will also be provided via SideArmStats. Click here for live stats.
The Bucs return home to host Furman on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Wofford on Saturday Jan. 19. Wednesday’s game against the Paladins will be a “Gold Out” with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m. Saturday’s game against the Terriers will also have a 7:00 p.m. start.
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