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|December 12, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||Presb||ETSU|
|FG Percentage||.421 (24-57)||.212 (14-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.292 (7-24)||.161 (5-31)|
|FT Percentage||.650 (13-20)||.385 (5-13)|
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2020) – The ETSU women’s basketball team got their home season underway on Saturday afternoon inside Brooks Gym, but were unable to start off on the right foot with a 68-38 defeat to Presbyterian in the first matchup in program history.
ETSU moves to 1-3 on the season while the visitors get their first win to improve to 1-1.
Freshman Carly Hooks (Atlanta, Ga.) led the Buccaneer offense with 10 points, while Jasmine Sanders (Charlotte, N.C.) added a season-high nine points and seven rebounds.
ETSU shot just 14-66 (21.2%) from the floor, adding to their woes with a 5-31 (16.1%) clip from behind the arc. The Blue and Gold were out-rebounded for just the second time on the season, losing the battle on the boards 53-36. Despite winning the turnover battle 26-20, ETSU lost the battle in points off turnovers by an 18-11 margin.
Presbyterian welcomed itself to Brooks Gym in the first quarter, opening with the first 16 points in the contest before a pair of Shynia Jackson (Warner Robins, Ga.) free throws got the Bucs on the board. Shooting just 1-15 in the opening quarter, ETSU fell to a 23-5 deficit after the first 10 minutes.
The defense came to life in the second quarter, forcing the Blue Hose into eight turnovers and allowing just 10 points. The 4:33 drought from the visitors to end the half could only narrowly be capitalized on, the Bucs finishing with a 7-0 run to enter the half down 33-15.
Sanders led the side after 20 minutes with six points and four rebounds, but the Bucs’ 15.2% from the field and 11.8% from three limited the scoring opportunities. Presbyterian out-rebounded ETSU 29-17 in the opening two frames.
Despite an opening fight in the third quarter and the best offensive production for the Bucs in the game, the Blue Hose would outscore ETSU 35-23 in the second half on their way to bursting the Buccaneers’ 2020-21 debut inside their home court.
Tionna Carter and Nyah Willis paced the Blue Hose offense with 16 and 12 points respectively. The former added 14 rebounds for a double-double. Presbyterain shot 24-57 (42.1%) from the floor and 7-24 (29.2%) from deep, outscoring the Bucs at the charity stripe (13-5) and in the paint (32-12).
ETSU gets back on the road in an early evening matchup against the Davidson Wildcats on Friday, Dec. 18. Tip is slated for a 4 p.m. time in Davidson, N.C.
For more information on ETSU Women’s Basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s basketball page.