November 11, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
ETSU181116853
Michigan St.1418232075
Stats at a GlanceETSUMSU
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)
Offensive Rebounds86
Defensive Rebounds2934
Total Rebounds3740
Turnovers1915
Steals711
Bench Points1931
LeadersETSUMSU
PointsMicah Scheetz - 11
Sidney Cooks - 14
ReboundsErica Haynes-Overton - 8
Mardrekia Cook - 8
Sidney Cooks - 8
AssistsErica Haynes-Overton - 4
Victoria Gaines - 6
Shay Colley - 6
StealsErica Haynes-Overton - 2
Amaya Adams - 2
Taryn McCutcheon - 3
Shay Colley - 3
BlocksBritney Snowden - 1
Sidney Cooks - 4
ETSU drops road contest 75-53 to Michigan State
ETSU drops road contest 75-53 to Michigan State
Sunday, November 11, 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 11, 2018) – In a battle that resulted in overtime last year, the Bucs were ready for revenge, outscoring the Spartans 18-14 in the first quarter. Michigan State would eventually take a 20-point lead to secure a 75-53 win at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. The Buccaneers fall to 0-2, while the Spartans, a member of the Big Ten conference, improve to 2-0 in non-conference play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • ETSU was led by redshirt sophomore guard Micah Scheetz (Knoxville, Tenn.), who finished with a team high 11 points, including three three-pointers.
  • Erica Haynes-Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) finished the game with nine points and a team high of eight rebounds, while also garnering two steals.
  • Seniors Sadasia Tipps (Hickory, N.C.) and Britney Snowden (Pensacola, Fla.) each registered eight points. Tipps went 3-3 in field goals and also had five rebounds.
  • MSU had four players that finished in double figures. They were led by Sidney Cooks, who gave the Spartans a team-high of 14 points, which included a 3-4 shooting effort from the 3-point range.
  • The Spartans shot 46 percent from the field and went 6-15 in threes, while the Bucs went 35 percent from the field.
  • The Bucs battled in the paint despite MSU out-rebounding them 40-37.

FIRST QUARTER

MSU went on a 5-0 run to begin the game, but Haynes-Overton quickly tied the game at five. MSU’s free throw would give them the upper edge before ETSU went on a 9-0 run putting them ahead 16-7. Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.) would help the Bucs control the score after her free throws. ETSU held an 18-14 lead at the break and scored eight points off the fast break.

SECOND QUARTER

Sidney Cooks’s jumper put the Spartans up by one, 19-18. Haynes-Overton and Snowden would come through for the Bucs scoring four straight points to go ahead 23-21. Raven Dean’s (Charlotte, N.C.) jumper and free throw helped ETSU lead by one with just under two minutes remaining until the half.  MSU would answer with five straight points to take a 32-29 lead heading into the half, outscoring the Bucs 18-11 in the second quarter.

THIRD QUARTER

30 seconds into the second half, Stephney hit a jumper to put the Bucs within one. Snowden and Jada Craig (Winston-Salem, N.C.) kept the Bucs close before MSU went on an 8-0 run sitting the score at 46-37. Scheetz answered with her second three of the day, putting the Bucs just six points away. Madrekia Cook’s layup gave the Spartans an eight-point lead, but Scheetz came through swishing another three to sit the score at 48-43. A 7-0 run would end the quarter for the Spartans to give them a ten-point advantage, 55-45.

FOURTH QUARTER

MSU outscored the Bucs 20-8 in the final quarter of play to gain their largest lead of the game with four minutes left in the contest. Freshman Amaya Adams (Kansas City, Mo.) would score her first collegiate point on a free throw. A layup by Tipps would give ETSU their last points of the game, as MSU would come away with the 75-53 win.

NEXT UP

The Bucs continue to play on the road when they face Radford this Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11:00 a.m.

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