Lady Bucs conclude media day in Memorial Center
Senior guard Holly Moring talks about the Lady Bucs upcoming 2006-07 season.
Senior guard Holly Moring talks about the Lady Bucs upcoming 2006-07 season.

Friday, November 03, 2006



Johnson City, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2006) - Head coach Karen Kemp and the ETSU women's basketball team met the media Friday afternoon in Memorial Center, as they get set to open the 2006-07 campaign one week from tonight against the second-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels.


            With the loss of their top scorers from a year ago in B.J. Banjo (19.1ppg) and Candace Gibson (12.3ppg), Kemp will be looking for a total team effort in order to replace them. The Lady Bucs are returning two seniors and five juniors, including the conference's Defensive Player of the Year, Nichelle Akers (Sumter, S.C.). However, a new season brings new faces as the Lady Bucs have brought in five freshmen and revamped her entire coaching staff.


            Like the men, the Lady Bucs are picked to finish third in the Atlantic Sun by both the coaches and the media. The ETSU women's basketball program had success in its inaugural A-Sun season, posting 14 conference wins. The 14 victories were the most conference wins under Kemp.


After starting the season with back-to-back road games (South Carolina on Nov. 12), the Lady Bucs will be set to open at home on Nov. 17 vs. Davidson.


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Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
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Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
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Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
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Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
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Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
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Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
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