Women's basketball completes 2004-05 recruiting class

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (May 21, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University women's basketball squad has completed their 2004-2005 recruiting class with three student-athletes signing national letters of intent to compete for head coach Karen Kemp and ETSU during the 2005 campaign, it was announced today. Nichelle Akers (Sumter, S.C./Crestwood), Alisha Holmes (Orangeburg, S.C./Orangeburg-Wilkinson) and Kelly Turman (Atlanta, G.A./George Washington Carver) will join the 2004-05 Buccaneer basketball squad. ...


Mayes, Smith garner SoCon 'Athlete of the Month' honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 9, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced today its Athletes of the Month for the month of February. East Tennessee State junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) earned the award for women's basketball, while sophomore Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) was the men's basketball recipient. ...


Lady Bucs Fall in Quarterfinals to Elon, 68-84

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Mar. 4, 2004) - Lisa Miller recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 assists to lead Elon to an 84-68 win over East Tennessee State in the quarterfinals of the 2004 Southern Conference Women's Basketball Championships at McAlister Field House on the The Citadel campus....


ETSU's Mayes Selected to SoCon Media All-Conference First Team

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Mar. 2, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced today the 2004 women's basketball media all-conference teams and awards. ETSU's Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) was named to the first team. Mayes was also honored with SoCon all-conference honors by the women's basketball coaches. ...


Three Lady Bucs Earn SoCon Honors

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Mar. 1, 2004) - East Tennessee State's Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) and Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.) were selected to the All-Southern Conference First Team and Brooke Wilhoit (Sevierville, Tenn.) was selected to the 2004 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, respectively as voted on by the league's coaches. ...


Lady Bucs conclude regular season with loss at Georgia Southern, finish 13-7 in SoCon

STATESBORO, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2004) -- Georgia Southern outscored the East Tennessee State women's basketball team 37-25 in the second half, as the Eagles easily rolled to a 70-55 victory Saturday night over ETSU at Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Ga. The Lady Bucs conclude the 2003-04 regular season with two straight road losses and finish 13-13 overall and tied for third place in the Southern Conference with a mark of 13-7. ...


ETSU women's basketball struggles in 77-65 loss at Elon

Elon, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2004) -- Highlights were few and far between for the East Tennnessee State women's basketball team Monday night, as the the Lady Bucs' five-game conference winning streak came to a streaking halt. ETSU, which falls to 13-12 overall and 13-6 in the Southern Conference, was defeated 77-65 by Elon from Alumni Gym in Elon, N.C. ...


ETSU women face next challenge Monday night at Elon

Elon, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2004) -- East Tennessee State (13-11, 13-5 SoCon) defeated UNC Greensboro, 65-60 on Saturday, and will attempt to continue its recent success on the road Monday night at Elon (15-10, 11-7 SoCon). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in Alumni Gym. Click HERE for Game Notes (PDF)...


Mayes scores 24 and Lady Bucs rally past UNC Greensboro, 65-60, as ETSU makes school history

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 21, 2004) -- East Tennessee State junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) tied a career-high with 24 points Saturday, as the Lady Bucs rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to defeat UNC Greensboro, 65-60, from Fleming Gym in Greensboro, N.C. ...


Lady Bucs gearing up for UNC Greesnboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State women's basketball team practiced at UNC Greensboro this afternoon in preparation for Saturday's game verus the Spartans. If the Lady Bucs (12-11, 12-5 SoCon) are able to pull off a season sweep of UNC Greensboro (8-16, 8-9 SoCon)then they will also set the school record for conference wins in a season. Click HERE for Game Notes....


Women's Basketball Downs ASU, 74-69

BOONE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2004) Junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.)poured in a game-high 22 points to help lead East Tennessee to its fourth-straight road win, its longest winning streak away from Johnson City since the 1990-91 season....


Valentine's Day showdown will feature no love between Lady Bucs and Appy State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State women's basketball team will be attempting to win four straight games on the road for the first time since 1990-91 when the Lady Bucs take on Appalachian State this Saturday at the Holmes Center in Boone, N.C. Click here for game notes (PDF)...


Saturday's women's basketball game at Appalachian State moved to 2 p.m.

The East Tennessee State women's basketball game at Appalachian State scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 14 has been moved to 2 p.m. at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C. The game, which was orginally scheduled for 1 p.m. start, begins a four-game road swing for the Lady Bucs to close out the 2003-04 regular season. ...


Strong second half lifts Lady Bucs to 78-73 victory over Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2003) - For the sixth time this season the East Tennessee State women's basketball team rallied from a first half deficit Monday as the Lady Bucs defeated Western Carolina 78-73 in ETSU's home finale from Memorial Center. ...


Five Lady Bucs score in double figures as ETSU tops Davidson, 83-54

Johnson City, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2004) -- East Tennessee State trailed Davidson, 34-33, but exploded after halftime to defeat the Wildcats 83-54 in Southern Conference women's basketball action from Memorial Center Saturday. ...


Tennessee Tech women outlast Lady Bucs, 73-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2004) - East Tennessee State (9-11) was able to rebound from a poor first-half shooting effort Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to get past Tennessee Tech (10-9) in non-conference women's basketball action from Memorial Center. The Golden Eaglettes dodged foul trouble early in the second half and survived 19 turnovers overall to edge ETSU, 73-71. ...


Second half surge lifts Lady Bucs over College of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 2, 2004) -- Down 36-35 at halftime, the East Tennessee State women's basketball team was able to rally to an eventual 77-59 victory over College of Charleston Monday from John Kresse Arena in Charleston, S.C. ...


Lady Bucs fall to Chattanooga, 95-62

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2004) -- The Chattanooga Lady Mocs stayed undefeated in the Southern Conference and tied the nation's longest winning streak at 15 games with a 95-62 victory over East Tennessee State Saturday afternoon from Memorial Center in Johnson City, Tenn. ...


Mayes named SoCon Player of the Week for second time this season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) has been named the SoCon Women's Basketball Player of the Week. It marks the second time this season that Mayes has been honored with the award....


Furman hands Lady Bucs first home loss of season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2004) - For the ninth straight time, the Furman women's basketball team proved to be too much for East Tennessee State to handle. Deshara Shealey and Jen Nadalin both scored 18 points Monday to lead the Lady Paladins to an 80-68 victory over ETSU from Memorial Center. The loss also snaps a seven-game home winning streak for the Lady Bucs....


Lady Bucs take care of business with 80-65 victory at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 24, 2004) - East Tennessee State defeated Wofford Saturday from Benjamin Johnson Arena, 80-65. Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while B.J. Banjo's (Baltimore, Md.) 17 points tied a career high. ...


ETSU women escape with 65-64 win over Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2004) - Aisha Byrant's jumper was blocked by Lauren Trantham (Asheville, N.C.) as time expired Saturday, as East Tennessee State prevailed in a 65-64 victory from Memorial Center. With the win, the Lady Bucs extend their home winning streak to seven games, including a perfect 6-0 start to the 2003-04 season. ...


Lady Bucs set to host Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2004) -- East Tennessee State's women's basketball team (6-8, 6-3 SoCon) will host Appalachian State (3-11, 2-5 SoCon) prior to the men's game verus Western Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 17. The Lady Bucs will tip-off at 1 p.m. in Memorial Center followed by the Buccaneer men at 4 p.m. Click here for Game Notes (PDF). Click here for Coach Kemp's radio interview (QuickTime Audio)...


Verdell leads Lady Bucs to 75-67 victory over Western Carolina

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Jan. 12, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State Lady Bucs won their first road game of the season with a 75-67 victory over Southern Conference rival Western Carolina Monday night from the Ramsey Activities Center in Cullowhee, N.C. ...


Davidson too much to handle as Lady Bucs fall 74-59

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2004) -- Supporting roles were minimal Saturday as East Tennssee State (5-8, 5-3 SoCon) dropped a 74-59 decision at Davidson (7-6, 4-2 SoCon). The Wildcat's bench outscored ETSU's 32-6 in the loss, while Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.) led the Lady Bucs with a game-high 20 points, followed by Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.), who netted 18. ...


Women's basketball tramples College of Charleston, 81-51

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2004) - Senior forward Jessica Lonon (Sylvania, Ga.) scored a season-high 16 points and junior center Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) added 15, as East Tennessee State won its fifth straight game at home by defeating College of Charleston Monday night, 81-51, from Memorial Center. ...


Lady Bucs struggle in 72-54 loss at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2004) -- Trailing by 27 points at halftime, the East Tennessee State women's basketball team trimmed the deficit down to 14 points in the second half, but eventually fell to defending Southern Conference champion Chattanooga, 72-54, from McKenzie Arena Saturday night. ...


Lady Bucs hang on for 65-64 victory over Georgia Southern

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2003) - Kelli Tiller's three pointer at the buzzer rimmed out as East Tennessee State held on to defeat Georgia Southern Tuesday, 65-64, from Memorial Center. With the victory, the Lady Bucs improve their record to 4-6 overall and 4-1 in the Southern Conference, their best start in the league since the 1994-95 season. ...


Mayes named Southern Conference Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Dec. 26, 2003) -- East Tennessee State junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) has been selected the Southern Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for December 23. ...


ETSU women remain unbeaten at home with 74-68 win over Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2003) - Led by a career-high 24 points from junior center Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.), the East Tennessee State women's basketball team rebounded from a four-point deficit at the half Saturday to defeat Wofford 74-68 from Memorial Center....


Lady Bucs rally for 64-54 victory over Elon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2003) - Down by nine points with just under five minutes remaining, the East Tennessee State women's basketball team put together a 22-5 run to close out the game as the Lady Bucs took care of visiting Elon Thursday, 64-54, from Memorial Center. ...


ETSU women outmatched at Clemson, Lady Bucs fall 82-45

CLEMSON, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2003) - Clemson used its size advantage Monday to oust the East Tennessee State women's basketball team, as the host Tigers rolled to an 82-43 victory from Littlejohn Coliseum. ...


Lady Bucs topple UNCG in home opener, 83-72

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 13, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball team won its home opener, 83-72, over UNC Greensboro from Brooks Gym Saturday. Five Lady Bucs scored in double digits, led by junior Tiffani Mayes' (Sumter, S.C.) 17 points. Both teams now hold an even 1-1 record in the Southern Conference and are 1-5 overall....


Central Michigan defeats ETSU women's basketball, 52-49

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Dec. 7, 2003) - The East Tennessee State Lady Bucs outshot and outrebounded Central Michigan in the consolation game of the Provident Bank Invitational hosted by Xavier University, but could not overcome 22 turnovers as the Chippewas prevailed, 52-49, from the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio....


Mayes named to Provident Bank Invitational All-Tournament Team

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Dec. 7, 2003) - After averaging a double-double this weekend in East Tennessee State's two games in the Provident Bank Invitational hosted by Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lady Buc junior forward Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) was named to the All-Tournament Team, announced following Sunday's championship game....


ETSU women's basketball narrowly falls to High Point, 53-51

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Dec. 6, 2003) - The East Tennessee State women's basketball team fought valiantly to take the lead late in the second half, but High Point regained the advantage and held on for a 53-51 victory over the Lady Bucs Saturday afternoon from the Provident Bank Invitational hosted by Xavier University at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio....


Lady Bucs fall in 'dogfight' with UNC Asheville, 55-49

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 3, 2003) - UNC Asheville's women's basketball team pulled out a 55-49 victory over East Tennessee State from the Justice Center on Wednesday, as the Bulldogs picked up their first-ever win over ETSU. ...


Lady Bucs drop SoCon opener 83-58 at Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Dec. 1, 2003) -- Sophomore guard Tommi Paris scored a career-high 21 points and went three-for-three from three-point range to key an 83-58 Furman victory over Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State (0-2, 0-1 SoCon) Monday night in Timmons Arena. ...


Lady Bucs drop season opener at Temple

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 29, 2003) - Despite leading by as many as seven points with under six minutes remaining in the first half, the East Tennessee State women's basketball team was plagued by poor shooting as Temple rebounded for a 68-46 in its home opener on November 28 at McGonigle Hall. ...


ETSU women's basketball exhibition game cancelled

Johnson City, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball exhibition game with the National Women's Basketball League Elite team scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23 in Brooks Gym has been cancelled. ETSU will hold an intersquad scrimmage at 4 p.m. on Sunday in Brooks Gym. It is open to the public....


Lady Bucs announce signees for 2004-05

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball head coach Karen Kemp announced Tuesday the signing of 6-foot-2 post players Angela Estes (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jennifer Norman (Peachtree City, Ga.) to National Letters of Intent, along with perimeter player Michele DeVault (Columbus, Ohio). ...


Mayes shines in exhibition against Lees-McRae, but ETSU falls to Bobcats, 78-72

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 13, 2003) - Junior center Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) showed her home crowd just how much she improved in the off-season. However, her efforts were not enough as the East Tennessee State women's basketball team dropped a 78-72 decision on Thursday to Lees-McRae in an exhibition game from Brooks Gym. ...


Lady Bucs hold annual media day, get set for exhibition with Lees-McRae

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 12, 2003) - East Tennessee State's women's basketball program held its annual media day on Wednesday. Among the biggest topics discussed was the absence of senior guard Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.). ...


Lady Bucs add exhibition game with Lees-McRae

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 5, 2003) - East Tennessee State women's basketball head coach Karen Kemp announced Wednesday that the Lady Bucs will host Lees-McRae in the teams first exhibition game of the 2003-04 season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Brooks Gym. Admission is $3 per adult and $1 for children. ...


Fans invited to "Beat The Bucs" night at the Mall at Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Nov. 3, 2003) - Fans of the East Tennessee State University basketball program are invited to take on the Bucs Tuesday night, Nov. 4 at the Mall at Johnson City. Members of the East Tennessee State basketball team will be playing video games in the Food Court of the Mall and are challenging all fans who would like to go one-on-one. ...


Lady Bucs go one-on-one with Coalition for Kids

Johnson City, Tenn. (October 27, 2003) -- East Tennessee State's women's basketball team didn't have practice monday night; instead the group spent time playing basketball and hanging out at Coalition for Kids, Inc. in Johnson City. ...


Lady Bucs begin practice for rapidly approaching 2003-04 season

Johnson City, Tenn. (October 18, 2003) -- East Tennessee State's women's basketball team held its first practice of the 2003-04 season Saturday morning. ...


Several preseason events scheduled for men's and women's hoops

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has planned several activities over the next several weeks to help build excitement for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons. Below is a list of those events: ...


SoCon women's basketball polls released, while Trantham and Verdell earn preseason honors

Charleston, S.C. (October 13, 2003) -- The Southern Conference women's basketball coaches have selected East Tennessee State seniors Lauren Trantham (Asheville, N.C.) and Kiya Verdell (Hartwell, Ga.) to the preseason all-conference team, while ETSU was picked to finish 10th overall by the league's coaches and media. ...


Lady Bucs release 2003-04 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State University has released its women's basketball schedule for the quickly approaching 2003-04 season. The Lady Bucs will begin play on the road against some highly competitive non-conference opponents before getting into the always-grueling Southern Conference portion of the schedule. 2003-04 Women's Basketball Schedule ...


Former Ole Miss assistant joins Lady Buc staff

Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2003) - East Tennessee State head women's basketball coach Karen Kemp announced Wednesday the hiring of former University of Mississippi assistant Kim Dowell as the third and final assistant to join the Lady Bucs coaching staff....


Ricciardi commits to ETSU, two-sport star to participate in basketball and track for Buccaneers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 18, 2003) - East Tennessee State has announced Canfield, Ohio native Anna Marie Ricciardi has committed to play women's basketball and track and field for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2003-04 seasons. ...