February 17, 20221st2nd3rd4thFinal
ETSU1319121458
Western Caro.812131851
Stats at a GlanceETSUWCU
FG Percentage.383 (18-47) .357 (20-56)
3P FG Percentage.381 (8-21) .278 (5-18)
FT Percentage.933 (14-15) .500 (6-12)
Offensive Rebounds38
Defensive Rebounds2926
Total Rebounds3234
Turnovers1816
Steals58
Bench Points1826
LeadersETSUWCU
PointsMoore - 18
Cruz - 15
ReboundsDavis - 8
Holliday - 8
AssistsHooks - 2
Moore - 2
Thompson - 2
Cruz - 5
StealsCarrington - 1
Moore - 1
Burdick - 1
Thompson - 1
Davis - 1
Reid - 4
BlocksDavis - 3
Davis - 1
Holliday - 1
ETSU wins back-to-back games after beating Western Carolina 58-51
ETSU wins back-to-back games after beating Western Carolina 58-51
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Bucs sweep Catamounts on the road

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2022) – The ETSU women’s basketball team has won its second consecutive game after beating Western Carolina 58-51 on the road.

STAT OF THE GAME
ETSU was nearly perfect at the charity stripe tonight, shooting 14-for-15 in free throws. Western Carolina went 6-for-12 at the charity stripe.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Courtney Moore (Gainesville, Fla.) tied her career-high 18 points in tonight’s win. Moore finished the game with three rebounds and five turnovers.

HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bucs started the game hot by going on a 6-0. ETSU kept their momentum throughout the entire first quarter, ending the period with a score of 13-8. Carly Hooks (Atlanta, Ga.) scored 6-of-13 Buccaneer points. The second period would continue to be all Bucs. ETSU would go on an 8-0 mid-period to make the score 23-15. ETSU would lead 32-20 going into halftime. 9-of-19 ETSU second-period points would come from Moore.

ETSU started the third with an 8-0 run, the score being 40-22 ETSU. Western Carolina would retaliate to that run later in the quarter, going on an 8-0 run of their own. This run would make the score 40-31. ETSU would end the period with four unanswered points after two quick trips to the charity stripe. The Blue & Gold led 44-33 to end the half. 6-of-12 Catamount points would come from the arc. Western Carolina would go on a 6-0 run, cutting ETSU’s leads to five points to start the final period of play. The Bucs would respond with a couple of three-pointers. After a jumper by the Catamounts, the score would be 47-44, ETSU. After a few back-and-forth possessions, Western Carolina would score a jumper that would cut ETSU’s lead to only one point, the score being 47-46. While the Catamounts came close to tying the game with a 6-2 run, it was not enough for the Catamounts to complete the comeback against the Bucs.

NOTABLES

  • ETSU finished the game with two double-digit scorers in Moore (18) and Hooks (15).
  • Zanoria Cruz led Western Carolina with 15 points.
  • Jakhyia Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) led ETSU in rebounds tonight with eight. Davis has 136 rebounds on the season.
  • The Catamounts outrebounded the Bucs 8-3 offensively.
  • ETSU held the lead for the entire game.
  • 26-of-51 Western Carolina points came from bench players.

RECORDS UPDATE

  • ETSU (5-19) | SoCon (4-7)
  • WCU (6-20) | SoCon (0-12)

NEXT UP
The Blue & Gold finish their four-game road trip at UNCG on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. inside Fleming Gym.

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