|December 04, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LRU||ETSU|
|FG Percentage||.424 (25-59)||.508 (31-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.261 (6-23)||.417 (10-24)|
|FT Percentage||.909 (10-11)||.857 (18-21)|
Johnson - 3
Steele - 3
McClain - 3
Nesmith - 3
Fowler - 3
TEAM - 3
Sloan - 5
Brewer - 1
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2021) – The ETSU men’s basketball team delivered head coach Desmond Oliver a victory on his birthday.
Four Buccaneers scored in double figures, including Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) netting a season-high 19 points and Charlie Weber (Owings, Md.) pouring in a career-high 17, as ETSU routed Lenoir-Rhyne, 90-66, on Saturday night inside Freedom Hall.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Listen to postgame comments from head coach Desmond Oliver with Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos.
The Bucs scored the first seven points of the night and never trailed during the contest. Lenoir-Rhyne got to within a point at 11-10, but ETSU rattled off six straight scores to go back up seven. From there, the Bears cut the deficit to four, but the Bucs then took command with a 16-4 surge to go ahead, 39-23, following a Ledarrius Brewer triple with just over five minutes left before intermission.
ETSU took a 16-point lead into the break and only saw its lead cut to 14 in the final 20 minutes. A three-pointer by Weber saw the Bucs push the margin to 21 early on in the frame and the lead hovered there for the next 11 minutes until Lenoir-Rhyne made it 74-58 with 5:21 showing on the clock. The Bucs answered when Sloan found Charles for a three on the next trip down, while ETSU pushed its lead to 26 on two different occasions to secure the victory.
Following six days off, ETSU returns to action Saturday evening when the Bucs host Morehead State at 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.
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