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Stats at a GlancePresbETSU
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)
Offensive Rebounds1414
Defensive Rebounds3922
Total Rebounds5336
Bench Points2324
PointsCarter - 16
Hooks - 10
ReboundsCarter - 14
Sanders - 7
AssistsBracone - 3
Stafford - 3
Adams - 3
StealsWillis - 4
Dowdell - 3
BlocksCarter - 2
Moore - 2
Bucs Offense Stalls in Home Opener to Presbyterian
Bucs Offense Stalls in Home Opener to Presbyterian
Saturday, December 12, 2020

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.

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