Lady Bucs Fall To Georgia Southern In Conference Action

Saturday, January 06, 2001

STATESBORO, Ga. - Senior Sharon Mitchell scored a game-high 16 points in lifting Georgia Southern to an 87-66 victory over Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State at Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday (Jan. 6).

The win improved the Lady Eagles to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while ETSU falls to 1-12 overall and 1-3 in the league.

Mitchell's 16 points came off a 6-for-9 shooting night from the floor while hitting 4-of-4 from the line. She also grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Danielle Quinn chipped in a career-high 13 points, hitting 4-of-6 from the floor, 3-of-3 from the line and both of her three-point attempts. Tiffany Lanier also added 13 and Alie Rousseau scored 12 in the winning cause.

Georgia Southern's advantage never extended past eight through the first half, with ETSU taking leads of its own midway through the period. But a six-point halftime lead was increased to 11, 55-44, at the 12:41 mark when Sarah Davis canned a three-pointer, and the Eagles maintained their double-digit lead for most of the contest. Davis' layup with 2:21 remaining gave the hosts a 24-point cushion, 85-61, their biggest lead of the night before settling for the 21-point win.

The Lady Eagles hit 54 percent (30-of-56) of their shots from the floor while hitting 85 percent (23-of-27) from the line. Georgia Southern also recorded 20 assists to ETSU's nine.

East Tennessee State was paced by Chris Forman's 15-point effort, while Misty Copas added 11 in the losing effort.

Georgia Southern will return to action on Tuesday when it travels to College of Charleston for a 7 p.m. tip. The Lady Eagles will return home on Jan. 15 to host UNC Greensboro, that game also to start at 7 p.m.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU 60 F
Dec 22 VCU 84
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College