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A-Sun's two hottest teams set to collide Monday night
Sunday, February 10, 2008
ETSU, winners of seven straight (eight straight in conference), hold a one-game lead over the Eagles for first place in the A-Sun standings. However,
A win over
Fans unable to attend the game can watch via the live video streaming accessed at ASun.TV or by clicking the link located above.
Below are some game notes regarding Monday's match-up:
The Eagles have three averaging double figures in scoring as senior Delia De La Torre is leading the way with 14.6 points per contest and posts a team-high 5.2 rebounds a contest. Adrianne McNally (10.9) and Chelsea Dermyer (10.5) are the other two FGCU players scoring in double digits.
As a team, FGCU loves to shoot the three as they have made 159 treys (33.8 percent). The Eagles are also a solid free throw shooting team at 70 percent, but their small size shows as FGCU is being out-rebounded, 36.2-31.5 (-4.7).
This marks the first meeting between the two clubs as
More About Saturday's Win Over Stetson...
The ETSU post players combined for 57 of the 73 points ... sophomore Latisha Belcher scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds ... senior Jenny Norman hit a career-best 10 field goals, ending the afternoon with 20 points in 21 minutes ... Michele DeVault moved past Angie Fickes for 11th on the all-time Lady Buccaneer scoring list with 1,110 (17pts on Saturday) ... DeVault also surpassed the 200+ plateau for career threes made (now at 202) ... Belcher and Norman became the first ETSU pair to score at least 20 points since last season ... ETSU has now won a season-high seven straight and program best eight consecutive conference games ... the Lady Bucs are now 5-0 against Stetson in A-Sun play.
Balanced Scoring Attack
ETSU does an excellent job distributing the ball and finding the open player as seven different Lady Buccaneer players have led the team in scoring this season; while four ETSU players are averaging over 10 points per game in A-Sun action. Sophomore Siarre Evans and senior Michele DeVault are tied for the team lead with 11.7 points per contest, but Jenny Norman and Latisha Belcher also highlight the scoring attack.
The Lady Bucs are in the midst of a season-long seven-game winning streak, which is one shy of tying the school record (last set in 1982-83). In addition, ETSU has won a program record eight straight conference games during this stretch (lone loss at Appalachian State). The Lady Bucs are a perfect 4-0 on the road in A-Sun action, and have not lost a road conference match-up since falling to Jacksonville last Feb. 15.
The Lady Bucs are currently 7-0 against teams from the Sunshine State inside Memorial Center in their last seven contests, and have won 13 of 16 against teams from Florida overall.
Flying High in February
With wins over
The Lady Bucs have a long streak going regarding their three-point shooting. ETSU has drained at least one three in 101 straight games. Six Lady Buccaneer players have drained a three this season, and freshman Tara Davis leads the team in three-point percentage (.410), but DeVault leads the squad with most made at 48. DeVault ranks 45th in the country with her 40.3 three-point field goal percentage. The last time the Lady Bucs have gone without a trey was on Jan. 2. 2005, when they played UTC.
Lady Bucs Great in ‘08
Since opening the season 3-7, the Lady Buccaneers have been a force to be reckoned with as they are currently 10-3 over their last 13 games. During the last 13 games, the Lady Bucs have outscored their opponents by almost 12 points per game (74.7-62.8) and are forcing 24.5 turnovers per contest as well.
Lady Bucs Havin' Fun in the A-Sun
Prior to the season, ETSU was picked to finish first in the conference according to the media and second by the coaches. The Lady Bucs are living up to the rankings as they are tied for first at 9-1. During the last two seasons, ETSU has tallied 28 regular season conference wins and the Lady Bucs have the highest winning percentage among conference foes both all-time and in conference play. ETSU is currently 49-16 (.754) all-time against current A-Sun members and 38-13 (.745) in league play (including the conference tournament). The Lady Bucs have perfect marks against
A Look Ahead
ETSU will return home and close out the 2007-08 home portion of its schedule next weekend. The Lady Bucs kick things off Saturday with Lipscomb. Tip is set for 1:30 p.m. inside