Women's basketball inks two more signees for 2003-04 season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2003) - East Tennessee State head women's basketball coach Karen Kemp announced Monday the signing of two additional players to this year's recruiting class. Junior college transfers Kristin Klemm (Cookeville, Tenn.) and Jennifer West (Sylvania, Ala.) haved signed National Letters of Intent to join the Buccaneers for the 2003-04 season. ...


English named assistant women's basketball coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 10, 2003) - Former East Tennessee State men's basketball standout and Harlem Globetrotter Rodney English has accepted the position as the Buccaneer's assistant women's basketball coach. ...


Kiya Verdell to represent ETSU at the NCAA Leadership Conference

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 24, 2003) - East Tennessee State University women's basketball player, Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.), has been chosen as the university's representative for the 2003 NCAA Leadership Conference to be held May 25-29 at the Coronado Springs Resort and Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. ...


Lady Bucs fall to College of Charleston at SoCon Tourney, 76-60

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 5, 2003) -- Ninth-seeded College of Charleston used 23 points and 14 rebounds from senior center Wilma Simpson and held eighth-seeded East Tennessee State to just 31-percent shooting en route to a 76-60 on Wednesday night in the first round of the 2003 Mountain Dew Southern Conference Women's Basketball Championships at McAlister Field House....


Lady Bucs wrap up regular season with 85-79 win over Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 1, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team boasted six players scoring in double figures for the second time this year, as the Buccaneers closed out the 2002-03 regular season with a 85-79 win over Wofford Saturday afternoon from Memorial Center....


Furman dominates Lady Bucs, 70-49

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 24, 2003)- A career showing by sophomore Laney Harris and a powerful inside-outside game keyed a dominating Furman performance Monday night as the Lady Paladins defeated East Tennessee State 70-49 in Timmons Arena. ...


Davidson defeats Buccaneers, 70-57

The Davidson women's basketball team downed East Tennessee State Saturday afternoon, 70-57. The victory pushes Davidson's record to 12-13 overall and 7-9 in the SoCon while ETSU falls to 8-17 and 5-11. ...


East Tennessee State women's basketball falls, 73-62, to UNC Greensboro

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team struggled to find their shooting touch as the Buccaneers fell 73-62 to the Spartans of UNC Greensboro in Southern Conference action Tuesday night at Memorial Center. ...


Women's basketball game versus UNC Greensboro rescheduled for Feb. 18

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2003) - The ETSU women's basketball team was scheduled to return to action Feb. 17 against UNC Greensboro, but inclement weather and dangerous road conditions have forced the game to be rescheduled. The Spartans and Lady Bucs will meet Tuesday night. Tip-off remains 7 p.m. ...


Lady Bucs fall to Western Carolina, 82-71

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2003) - The East Tennessee State Lady Bucs began Saturday's game against Western Carolina on a 12-2, but the Lady Catamounts came overcame that early deficit to earn a 82-71 victory over ETSU. ...


Lady Bucs hold off College of Charleston, 82-80

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2003) -- College of Charleston rallied back from a 15-point deficit only to fall at the last second by two points to the Lady Bucs of East Tennessee State, 82-80, in women's basketball action this afternoon from the John Kresse Arena in Charleston, S.C....


Lady Bucs squander lead, fall to Appalachian State, 76-65

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team was ready to make its late-season surge in the Southern Conference standings, but after losing to Appalachian State 76-65 at Memorial Center Saturday afternoon, the Buccaneers took a step in the wrong direction....


Lady Bucs outlast Georgia Southern, 98-92, as six players score in double figures

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 3, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team outscored Georgia Southern 98-92 in a fast-paced shooting marathon at Memorial Center Monday night. ETSU shot over 46 percent from the floor, led by six players who scored in double figures, to improve its overall record to 7-13 (4-7 SoCon). ...


Lady Bucs fall to Chattanooga, 90-72

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Tiffany Patton scored a career-high 20 points as part of her first career double-double, as the Lady Mocs dropped Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State 90-72 Saturday night. ...


Verdell named Southern Conference Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2003) - East Tennessee State junior Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.) has been selected the Southern Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for January 28....


Lady Bucs make it two straight with win at Wofford, 70-65

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 27, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team snapped a six game winless streak on the road with a 70-65 victory at Wofford Monday night....


Verdell's jumper lifts Lady Bucs over Davidson

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (January 25, 2003) - Junior Kiya Verdell's (Hartwell, Ga.) running jumper in the lane with 2.8 seconds left gave East Tennessee State's women's basketball team a 66-64 victory over Davidson Saturday afternoon from Memorial Center....


Lady Bucs struggle in 86-64 loss to Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2002) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team has struggled with its perimeter shooting all season long and Furman (9-7, 5-2 SoCon) didn't hesitate to expose ETSU's weakness in an 86-74 victory over the Buccaneers (4-12, 1-6 SoCon) Monday night from Memorial Center....


Lady Bucs' comeback falls short versus College of Charleston

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (January 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State junior Jessica Lonon (Sylvania, Ga.) scored 12 of her team-high 15 points in the second half, but the Buccaneers late surge wasn't enough as College of Charleston defeated the Lady Bucs 74-71 in Memorial Center Saturday afternoon....


Women's basketball downs Western Carolina, 82-74

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (January 13, 2003) - Freshman point guard Adrienne Walker (Augusta, Ga.) poured in a career-high 16 points, including six-of-six shooting from the free throw line down the stretch to secure an 82-74 victory over Southern Conference opponent Western Carolina Monday evening at Memorial Center. ...


Lady Bucs to host Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2003) -- East Tennessee State's women's basketball team will play host to Southern Conference opponent Western Carolina on Monday, Jan. 13 with tip-off set for 5 p.m. in Memorial Center. ...


UNC Greensboro rides late run to defeat Lady Bucs, 71-60

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2003) -- UNC Greensboro used a late run to pull out a 71-60 victory over East Tennessee State in Southern Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon from Fleming Gym in Greensboro, N.C. ...


Appalachian State edges Buccaneers, 79-76

BOONE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2003) Jessica Jank and Tiffani Johnson scored 14 points apiece to lead Appalachian State University to a 79-76 win over East Tennessee State at the Holmes Center Wednesday evening. The victory was Appalachian's (2-10, 1-2 SoCon) first of the season in league play and improved its record to 2-1 at home. The victory marked the third straight over East Tennessee State (3-9, 0-3 SoCon). ...


Georgia Southern outlasts Lady Bucs 78-69

Statesboro, Ga. -- Lady Bucs senior guard Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.) hit the first six 3-point shots she attempted and finished 6-of-7 from long range for a team-high 18 points, but the effort was not good enough as the East Tennessee State women dropped a 78-69 Southern Conference matchup with Georgia Southern Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse. ...


Women's basketball falls to Chattanooga in Southern Conference opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women' basketball team had nothing to be ashamed of after its 77-65 loss to Chattanooga in the Southern Conference opener for both teams at Memorial Center Thursday night. ...


Women's basketball downs UNC Asheville, six players score double figures

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2002) - East Tennessee State women's basketball team didn't show many signs of rust coming off a 12-day break from action. On Monday night the Buccaneers closed out 2002 on a positive note with an 84-77 victory over UNC Asheville at Memorial Center....


Women's Basketball falls to Coastal Carolina, 72-62

CONWAY, S.C. (Dec. 18, 2002) -- The Lady Bucs held a commanding advantage on the boards, but the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team defeated East Tennessee State, 72-62, Wednesday evening from Kimbel Arena in Conway, S.C. ...


ETSU women's basketball dominates Tusculum in home opener; Trantham scores 14, grabs 15 boards

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2002) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team survived a sluggish start in Thursday's home opener, but went on to a convincing 85-59 win over Tusculum College in Memorial Center......


Lady Bucs fall to Middle Tennessee State, 95-70

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2002)- Middle Tennessee State shot a torrid 59 percent from the floor and East Tennessee State shot 45 percent in a 95-70 MTSU victory over the Lady Bucs Monday night from Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn....


Women's basketball comes up short in consolation game, falls to Arkansas State 63-48

ATLANTA, Ga. (November 30, 2002) -- East Tennessee State's women's basketball team went on a run late in the second half, but Arkansas State hit some key three-point baskets and converted on its free throws down the stretch as the Lady Indians defeated ETSU 63-48 in the consolation game of the Atlanta Marriott NW Classic Saturday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta, Ga. ...


Lady Bucs open holiday tournament with loss to Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga. (November, 29,2002) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team shot a dismal 13-of-61 (21.3%) from the floor as Georgia Tech (3-1) handily defeated ETSU (1-3) 85-35 in the opening round of the Atlanta Marriott NW Classic Friday afternoon from Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta, Ga....


ETSU women's basketball picks up 72-60 victory at Radford

RADFORD, Va. (November 27, 2002) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team claimed a 72-60 victory at Radford University Wednesday night, as head coach Karen Kemp's Lady Buccaneers won their first game of the 2002-03 season....


Lady Buccaneers struggle in loss to No. 13 North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (November 24, 2002) -- East Tennessee State (0-2, 0-0 SoCon) shot just 21 percent from the field and turned the ball over 32 times in a 106-40 loss at 13th-ranked North Carolina Sunday afternoon in historic Carmichael Auditorium....


Women's Basketball Falls to Tennessee Tech in Season Opener

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 22, 2002) -- Tennessee Tech freshmen Courtney McFarlin and Jenna Baltimore provided an effective inside-outside combination as the Golden Eaglettes made a successful debut with an 18-point homecourt win over East Tennessee State Friday night....


ETSU Women's basketball inks three players for 2003-04

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2002) - East Tennessee State head women's basketball coach Karen Kemp announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent Thursday. The three Buccaneer recruits were Holly Moring , Whitney Tate , and Brooke Wilhoit ....


Women's Basketball Begins Practice for 2002-03 Season

Johnson City, Tenn. (October 14, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's women's basketball team began practice this past weekend for the 2002-2003 season. ...


Southern Conference Releases Women's Basketball Poll; Trantham Tabbed Preseason All-SoCon Selection

North Charleston, S.C. (October 7, 2002) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team was picked to finish ninth in the Southern Conference Coaches Preseason Poll and ninth in the SoCon Media Poll for the upcoming 2002-03 season. Voters in both polls picked Chattanooga to win its unprecedented fourth consecutive SoCon Championship, while UNC Greensboro was a consensus pick to place second in the league at this weekend's annual "Tip-Off" meetings....