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Lady Bucs look to top Hatters on the road Thursday
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2006) - After falling to Gardner-Webb last Saturday in only its second Atlantic Sun loss of the season, ETSU will look to rebound this weekend as it faces A-Sun foes Stetson and Mercer on the road. The Lady Bucs have been victorious in all three of their conference road games this season.
About the Game ...
Tonight's A-Sun matchup will feature two of the A-Sun top scorers in ETSU's B.J. Banjo and Stetson's Nefertiti Walker. The tandem is currently ranked second and third in the A-Sun scoring standings, at 20.3, and 19.4 ppg, respectively. The Lady Bucs (11-5, 7-2) need a win to stay atop the A-Sun standings, after falling to Gardner-Webb, 72-68, last Saturday. Stetson (3-12, 1-7) will be looking to grasp its second A-Sun victory of the season, after losing to
Scouting the Hatters ...
Stetson, last season's A-Sun tournament champions, have had a rough start this season, going 0-7 before picking up its first victory over Bethune-Cookman. The Hatters' lone A-Sun win came against Lipscomb, when Stetson downed the Bisons, 70-62, in DeLand. One bright spot for the Hatters has been the scoring prowess of star Nefertiti Walker, who is averaging 19.4 ppg, 19.6 in A-Sun games.
The Series ...
Stetson leads the all-time series 1-0, after picking up a 74-71 victory on Dec. 1, 1995.
Last time out ...
Gardner-Webb overcame a 13-point second half deficit to slip past the Lady Bucs, 72-68, Saturday afternoon in Brooks Gym. With the win, Gardner-Webb improves to 7-9 overall, 6-3 in the Atlantic Sun, while the Lady Bucs fall to 11-5, 7-2 in conference. Trailing 66-63, with just 2:34 remaining the in the second half, Gardner-Webb got a crucial basket from Brittany Harmon to bring the deficit to one with 2:14 to go. GWU earned its first lead of half at the 1:30 mark, as Trisha Bennett drained a three to give the Runnin' Bulldogs the 68-66 advantage. GWU continued its late run with a layup from Sequenta Blackman to make the score 70-66, with just over a minute remaining. A pair of free throws by B.J. Banjo (
On the Horizon ...
Following tonight's game, ETSU will travel to