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|December 06, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||CAMPBELL|
|FG Percentage||.370 (20-54)||.429 (18-42)|
|3P FG Percentage||.375 (6-16)||.429 (6-14)|
|FT Percentage||.714 (10-14)||.684 (13-19)|
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (December 6, 2016) – Southern Conference Player of the Week Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) scored at least 20 points for the fourth straight game as she banked in the game-winning shot with two seconds left to give ETSU a thrilling 56-55 victory over Campbell on Tuesday night.
Tarter had the ball in her hands as the clocked winded down and drove the lane past two Campbell defenders and floated up a shot that banked off the glass to give ETSU their second straight victory. The Johnson City, Tenn., native recorded her fourth straight 20-point game registering 20 points along with six rebounds and four assists.
Senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) also registered a double-digit performance scoring 10 points. For the second straight game sophomore Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) led the Bucs in rebounds with eight while pouring in four points and three steals.
In the fourth quarter the Buccaneers trailed by as many as 13 before embarking on an 11-2 run to claw their way back into the game. ETSU shot 37 percent from the field while going 10-of-14 from the free-throw line including 6-of-8 in the fourth quarter. The Bucs forced 25 turnovers, scoring 18 points off of those turnovers.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Bucs as they host their second SEC opponent of the season in Vanderbilt on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
A sluggish start for both teams to begin the game as ETSU went 1-of-6 from the field to begin the game. The Campbell offense was sparked by a 4-0 run to give the Fighting Camels a 5-2 lead through five minutes of play. At the end of the quarter, ETSU went on a 4-0 run to take a 12-9 lead after the first.
Campbell jumped out to their biggest lead of the first half midway through the second quarter as the Camels went on a 4-0 run for a 21-17 lead. The ETSU offense slowed down in the quarter scoring just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting from the field to trail 21-20 at the half. The Bucs eight points was the second fewest in a quarter this season while scoring the fewest points in a half this season.
After cutting the lead to two in the first minutes of the third quarter, the Fighting Camels raced out to a double-digit lead with an 8-0 run. During the Campbell run, ETSU on three of its four possessions had a turnover while Campbell earned their first double-digit lead of the game at 40-29. ETSU was outscored 21-11 in the quarter as the Fighting Camels ended the quarter on a 10-2 run.
ETSU was down by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter before Tarter nailed back-to-back three-pointers to spark an 11-2 run for the Bucs. With 46 seconds left the blue and gold defense stood tall as they forced Campbell to commit a shot clock violation to get the ball back and down by one. Tarter then knocked down the game-winning shot with two seconds left to give ETSU their first two-game winning streak of the season. It was Tarter’s first game-winner since last season at Mercer.
ETSU improved its overall record to 5-4 and will host SEC opponent Vanderbilt on Thursday, Dec.8 at 7:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
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