JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2007) - Senior Brooke Wilhoit (Sevierville, Tenn.) dished out a career-high 14 assists and freshman Latisha Belcher (Ridgeway, Va.) earned her first career double-double as the Lady Bucs scored 43 second half points en route to a 78-60 victory over Kennesaw State on Friday night inside Memorial Center.
ETSU has now made it five in a row inside the dome and improved to 16-10, 12-4 in the A-Sun, but more importantly they regained its second-place lead over
Four Lady Bucs reached double figures as freshman Siarre Evans (
DeVault got the Lady Bucs rolling in the first half as she scored seven of their first 11 points, giving ETSU an early six point lead with 15:51 on the clock. The Lady Owls would fire right back with six unanswered points, tying the game at 11; however, Belcher stepped things up as she scored six of the next 10 points for ETSU, giving them a 21-13 lead at the 10 minute mark. A Turman jumper with 7:06 left before the break put the Lady Bucs up nine, 27-18, marking their largest lead of the half. However, Kennesaw used another 6-0 run to cut back into the lead, and they would eventually get to within one, 35-34, when Hollis hit a jumper with four seconds remaining.
In the first half, the Lady Bucs shot 42.9 percent (15-35), compared to only 35.3 (12-34) by
After a quiet first half, Jenny Norman (
Despite being out-reboundeded in the first half, the Lady Bucs dominated the glass in the second half (31-21) and won the battle of the boards, 50-46, thanks to Belcher's career-high 12 rebounds. ETSU held the Lady Owls to 25 percent (7-28) from the field in the second half, and the Lady Bucs did not allow them to make a three-pointer in the final 20 minutes.
The Lady Bucs will have a week off before they host Stetson next Friday at 1 p.m. inside