January 22, 20221st2nd3rd4thFinal
Western Caro.115131645
Stats at a GlanceWCUETSU
FG Percentage.302 (16-53) .533 (24-45)
3P FG Percentage.235 (4-17) .545 (12-22)
FT Percentage.750 (9-12) .571 (8-14)
Offensive Rebounds144
Defensive Rebounds1924
Total Rebounds3328
Bench Points2322
PointsReid - 9
Moore - 10
Adams - 10
Thompson - 10
ReboundsMoates - 8
Adams - 5
AssistsReid - 3
Moore - 6
StealsMoates - 2
Thompson - 3
BlocksPack - 1
Vananda - 2
Bucs break skid to tame Catamounts in 68-45 win
Bucs break skid to tame Catamounts in 68-45 win
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Coach Simon Harris leads Bucs to first SoCon win of season


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2022) – The ETSU women’s basketball team closed out a four-game stretch with their first Southern Conference win in the Coach Harris era.


The Bucs were over 50 percent from beyond the arc, making 12-of-22 three pointers. The Catamounts only made 4-of-17 3-point field goals, equating to 24 percent. 


Amaya Adams (Kansas City, Mo.) was one of the Bucs’ double-digit scorers. Adams scored 10 points, recorded five rebounds for the Bucs, and led the team in minutes with 33.


The Bucs opened the game with a 9-0 run, one point including a free throw, the team’s first in more than 40 minutes of play. After a few minutes of back-and-forth play, the Catamounts could not recover from the Bucs’ 9-0 run, ending the first quarter trailing by nine. The Bucs would continue to dominate in the second quarter of play going on a 14-2 run. WCU would only score three more points in the half, trailing the Bucs 38-16 going into halftime.

Coming out of halftime the game would continue to be all Bucs, as they outscored Western Carolina by 27 points in the third quarter of play. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter, Western Carolina would end the game on a 4-0 run, but it was too late to overcome their more than 20-point deficit.


  • Meleah Kirtner (Wytheville, Va.) scored her first career point late in the fourth quarter.
  • The Bucs tied the sixth most 3-point field goals made in a game with 12.
  • Every Bucs player who hit the court scored at least one point.
  • ETSU did not trail WCU in the entire game.
  • Joi Reid led the Catamounts in points (9), rebounds (6), and assists (3).


  • ETSU: (2-15) | SoCon (1-3)
  • WCU: (5-12) | SoCon (0-6)


The Bucs look to keep their momentum going on the road Thursday, Jan. 27 as they take on Furman inside Timmons Arena.

For more information on ETSU women’s basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s basketball tab.