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Lady Bucs set for quick turnaround as they face Appalachian State Wednesday
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Lady Bucs concluded their season-long four-game homestand and now venture out on a three-game road swing, which includes trips to Boone and
Fans not able to attend Wednesday's game can listen to Don Helman's (Voice of the Lady Bucs) call on the radio through WKPT-AM 1590 in Johnson City, WKPT-AM 1400 in Kingsport and WOPI-AM 1490 in Bristol, or Buc fans can view the contest via video stream by visiting http://www.goasu.com/ and click on the Video Gallery icon under the Multimedia taskbar.
Below is a breakdown of the match-up:
Lady Bucs' Last Game
The ETSU women's basketball team displayed its best defensive effort of the season as they forced a school-record 24 steals and outscored
With the win, ETSU improves to 6-9, 2-1 in A-Sun play; while
Three Lady Buccaneer players reached double figures in scoring with senior Jenny Norman (
About Appalachian State
Head Coach Adrienne Shuler enters her sixth season at the helm for the Mountaineers. Appalachian State returns six players from last season's team that finished fourth in the SoCon and brought in five newcomers this year.
After posting a record of 13-18 a year ago, the Mountaineers have struggled through their first 15 games, going 2-13 along the way. The early scheduling has not been fun for
The Mountaineers are led by all-conference senior guard Whitney Tossie, who leads the team in scoring at 11.5 points per contest; while 5-11 sophomore forward Whitney Randolph leads the team in rebounding (5.8 per game).
As a team, Appalachian State is being outscored by almost 13 points a game. The Mountaineers are allowing 76.5 points per contest and only averaging 63.7. They are also being dominated on the glass, 41.6-33.9 (-7.7). Appalachian State enters Wednesday's game on a six-game losing streak and has only won once in its last 13 games (Dec. 19 at
Appalachian State leads the historic series, 34-31, but ETSU has won four of the last six and 11 of 18 in the long-lived series. The Lady Bucs crushed the Mountaineers, 104-87, last season inside
The Lady Bucs are in the midst of a tough stretch where ETSU is playing its third game in five days. Since facing
Senior post Jenny Norman loves playing against A-Sun foes. In the three conference games thus far,
Money In The Bank...
Should the Lady Bucs hold the lead with 5:00 left in the ballgame it is safe to say ETSU will win the contest. ETSU is 6-0 when leading after 35 minutes have been completed.
A Look Ahead
The Lady Bucs will make the trip to
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