|January 17, 2022||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||Mercer|
|FG Percentage||.352 (19-54)||.431 (22-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.259 (7-27)||.200 (2-10)|
|FT Percentage||.692 (9-13)||.690 (20-29)|
Griffin - 3
Titus - 2
Dougherty - 1
MACON, Ga. (Jan. 17, 2022) – After playing its second of four games in seven days, the ETSU women’s basketball team’s strong fight was not enough to topple the conference-leading Bears on the road.
Following a close first quarter, and scoring 19-points in the second, not letting Mercer lead by more than six after the first drive of the quarter, the Bucs went into halftime trailing by only two. After trailing by 10-points quickly at the beginning of the second half, the Bucs scored a quick six points in retaliation. The Bears answered quickly to take a 10-0 to end the third. The fourth quarter brought back-and-forth points between both teams, and even scoreless for a little over 2:30 minutes in the quarter was not enough for the Bucs to overcome their double-digit deficit.
53 of the 66 points came from 4 of 5 starters for the Bears. Amoria Neal-Tysor lead the team with 16-points, while Endia Banks scored 14 off the bench.
Rebounds and second-chance points gave Mercer an advantage throughout the game. Leading in rebounds by 41-27 overall, 11-6 offensively, and 18-2 with second-chance points.
The Bucs topped the Bears in 3FG with 26 percent (7-27) compared to the Bears 20 (2-10). The Bears had the edge in field goals with 43 percent (22-51), while the Bucs has 35 percent (19-54). Both teams had a 69 percent free throw percentage, the Bucs going 9-13 and the Bears 20-29.
The Bucs had two double-digit scorers tonight in Courtney Moore (Gainesville, Fla.) and Carly Hooks (Atlanta, Ga.). Moore had 17 points on the night, one shy of her season and career-high. Hooks had 10-points off the bench. Jakhyia Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) leads the Bucs in rebounds added ten more to her total after leading tonight.
With the loss, ETSU moves to 1-14 (0-2) on the year, while the Bears maintain their lead of the conference moving 11-5 (4-0).
The Bucs return to Brooks Gym to host UNCG at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20.
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