Lady Bucs look to wrap up perfect homestand on Monday
Junior TaRonda Wiles leads the Atlantic Sun in scoring with 15.7 points per game.
Junior TaRonda Wiles leads the Atlantic Sun in scoring with 15.7 points per game.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2009) - The ETSU women's basketball team closes out its season-long four-game homestand on Monday afternoon when the Lady Bucs host USC Upstate in Atlantic Sun Conference action. Tip is slated for 4 p.m. inside Memorial Center.


ETSU (10-7, 8-1) looks to cap off a perfect four-game home swing, as the Lady Bucs have all ready knocked off Belmont, Lipscomb and Campbell during this stretch of games. During this homestand, the Lady Bucs are outscoring their opponents - 75.3 to 53.0 - and forcing the opposition into 25.3 turnovers per contest.


The Lady Bucs' 30-point win over Campbell on Thursday marked ETSU's largest margin of victory on the season. Juniors TaRonda Wiles (Danville, Va.) and Siarre Evans (Griffin, Ga.) provided the scoring, while Latisha Belcher (Martinsville, Va.) and Shannon White (Kansas City, Kan.) cleaned up on the glass. Wiles finished 13-of-23 from the field and netted a game-high 30 points, while Evans tallied 20 points in 22 minutes of work. Meanwhile, Belcher and White battled down low to collect 10 rebounds apiece.


ETSU has won its last eight conference games and 11 straight against A-Sun foes inside Memorial Center.


USC Upstate (9-8, 4-5) is coming off a 69-61 win over Campbell on Saturday night in Spartanburg, S.C. Sophomore forward Chelsea McMillian posted a double-double in the win, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds. McMillian also leads the team in both scoring (12.2) and rebounding (6.7).


The Spartans have won four of their last six.   


The Lady Bucs and Upstate met for the first time last season with ETSU sweeping the season series. ETSU knocked off the Spartans, 96-55, inside Memorial Center and the Lady Bucs defeated Upstate by 28 in Spartanburg, 84-56.


Reserved seat tickets for Lady Buccaneer Basketball games are $5 for adults and $3 for children 17 and under. ETSU students are admitted to games free of charge with a valid ETSU ID.

Tickets are available on game days at the center gate on the upper concourse, and can be purchased in advance by calling the ETSU Ticket Office at 423-439-3878 or online at  Tickets can also be picked up in person at the ETSU Ticket Office in the Memorial Center from 8:30-4:30 from Monday through Friday.


Fans unable to make the trip to Johnson City can view all the action live on ASun.TV. Live stats will also be available by clicking the link shown above.  


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