Lady Bucs look to get back into win column Monday against Stetson

Sunday, January 09, 2011



JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2011) - After letting a critical victory slip away from them Saturday afternoon against league-leading Florida Gulf Coast, the ETSU women's basketball team will look to get back into the win column Monday evening when the Lady Bucs host Stetson. Tip is slated for 4:45 p.m. inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Despite leading by as many as eight early on in the second half - and then cutting a seven-point deficit to one with just over five minutes left to play - the Lady Bucs just couldn't get the one stop they needed down the stretch to cool off FGCU. The Eagles managed to hold off a late ETSU attack and snapped the Lady Bucs' 11-game home conference winning streak with the 77-70 victory inside the Dome.

Junior Natalie Pickwell (Kingsport, Tenn.) led the Lady Bucs for the second straight game by netting a team-high 19 points, while senior captain Tara Davis (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) added 18 points, four assists and four steals. ETSU - who was playing without its leading scorer and rebounder in Destiny Mitchell (Bluffton, Ga.) - were looking for one more player to step up their game and lead the Blue and Gold to the all-important conference win. Unfortunately, no one stepped up, and the Lady Bucs now trail FGCU by two games in the A-Sun standings after dropping to 6-8, 3-2 on the season.

Unlike the Lady Bucs, Stetson enters Monday's game on a positive note after handing USC Upstate its first conference loss of the year with a 74-65 victory over the Spartans in Spartanburg Saturday night. The Hatters were led by Jessica Conner - who finished 8-of-10 from the field - and tallied a game-high 25 points. Tierra Brown added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the win, while Stetson held one of the top offensive teams in the A-Sun to 36 percent shooting.

Overall, Stetson is 6-8, 2-3 on the year, while the two conference victories have both come on the road.

The Lady Bucs lead the all-time series, 10-1, and have won all nine meetings as conference foes - including an 84-49 victory over the Hatters in the first round of the A-Sun Tournament last year in Macon, Ga.

Fans unable to make the visit to the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center can listen to all the action live as Voice of the Lady Bucs John Stevens will carry the play-by-play on WXSM-AM 640 The Sports Monster. Live video streaming will also be available through A-Sun.TV and live stats will be carried via Gametracker.

For more information on Lady Buccaneer basketball, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.   

 

 


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