|February 09, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UTC||ETSU|
|FG Percentage||.309 (21-68)||.375 (24-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.130 (3-23)||.200 (2-10)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (9-15)||.560 (14-25)|
- 13||Erica Haynes-Overton
- 2||Erica Haynes-Overton
Bouldin - 2
- 5||Erica Haynes-Overton
Sadasia Tipps - 1
Britney Snowden - 1
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2019) – The ETSU women’s basketball team ended their three-game homestand on a high note, after defeating the Chattanooga Mocs 64-54 on Saturday afternoon in Brooks Gym. Today’s win marks ETSU’s fifth straight conference win at home, helping them to remain undefeated at home against conference opponents.
The Bucs improve to 7-17 overall, 5-3 in the SoCon, as the Mocs fall to 11-12 overall, 6-2 in the SoCon. ETSU and Chattanooga are now 1-1 during the regular season against each other, both with wins on their home court.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Freshman Kaia Upton (Nashville, Tenn.) got things started for the Bucs with a layup after receiving a great pass by Snowden. Chattanooga would go on an 8-0 run to take a six-point lead. A layup by Spears and a three by Carley Lytton (Floyd, Va.) helped ETSU pull within one, 8-7. The Mocs would score two more baskets and Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.) made a layup, but Chattanooga had a 12-9 lead.
Stephney and Dean gave the Bucs a 13-12 lead with their baskets. It was a very low scoring quarter as the Mocs went one for ten in their field goals leading to a three-minute drought. Dean helped the Bucs gain a four-point lead, but Chattanooga would tie the game at 20. Lytton would come through for the Bucs draining her second three of the game. Chattanooga would make one last layup to come within two. Haynes-Overton scored her first points of the game off an and-one play, as ETSU had a 27-22 lead at the half.
ETSU started the second half with a 6-0 run to take a 33-22 lead with points coming from Snowden, Haynes-Overton, and Scheetz. Haynes-Overton scored 14 points in the third, helping ETSU shoot 60 percent from the field. Snowden made a pair of free throws, giving ETSU their largest lead of the game, 45-32. The Mocs made back-to-back layups, but it wouldn’t be enough as Spears gave the Bucs one last layup to end the quarter, 48-37.
Haynes-Overton made two free throws before points would be traded back and forth by ETSU and Chattanooga. Dean fired up the crowd with an and-one, helping the Bucs control a ten-point lead. Chattanooga pulled within seven, but Haynes-Overton ended a two-minute drought for the Bucs with a layup. With 38.1 second remaining, Snowden made a free throw, as ETSU would have a 61-52 lead. The Mocs made their last layup and Scheetz and Haynes-Overton’s free throws would secure the win, 64-54.
“I’m really proud of the kids,” shared head coach Brittney Ezell. “It was a hard fought game. I thought we were great on the glass, especially on the offensive end. We got a little bit complacent because we had a lead. I was proud of the way they fought back. Erica goes 1-12 in the first half and comes back and carries us in the third quarter. Our post players did a fantastic job defending on the block. We were able to defend one-on-one and be able to lock up on other areas. We just beat a really good team. Chattanooga is good and they’re going to continue to win games. They are well coached. They have skilled players in every position. I’m just really happy for our kids. We had Alumni Day, so I was really happy for our alumni and to honor Dr. Janice Shelton. We told our kids before the game that all the success we have is because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Those women sacrificed for us to be able to play in an arena like this. We’re forever grateful for them and I’m happy for everybody in Buccaneer basketball right now.”
ETSU hits the road to take on Wofford on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11:00 a.m.
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