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Women's hoops look for revenge at Belmont Monday afternoon
Sunday, January 20, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2008) - The ETSU women's basketball team is quite familiar with Belmont as both programs met three times a year ago; including in the Atlantic Sun Championship game. However, it was the Bruins that took the title back to
On Monday, the Lady Buccaneers will look to hand
ETSU has not defeated
Fans unable to make the trip to
Below is a breakdown of Monday's match-up:
Lady Bucs' Last Time Out
Senior Jenny Norman (Peachtree City, Ga.) poured in a career-high 21 points and sophomore post Latisha Belcher (Martinsville, Va.) posted her fourth-ever double-double with a career-best 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Bucs cruised past Lipscomb, 77-55, Saturday afternoon inside Allen Arena.
The victory marks ETSU's second road win of the season, but more importantly the Lady Bucs improved to 3-1 in conference play (7-10 overall). Lipscomb dropped to 3-14, 1-3, and has now lost five of the six meetings against ETSU.
Last season the ETSU women's basketball team did not look so hot inside Allen Arena, but on Saturday the Lady Buccaneers avenged their five-point loss by receiving a total team effort in the win. Along with Norman and Belcher's career performances, senior Michele DeVault (
For the contest, the Lady Buccaneers went 29-for-65 (44.6 percent) from the floor, while holding Lipscomb to 19-of-57 shooting (33.3 percent). ETSU put on a clinic with its passing, totaling 18 assists on the afternoon. Sophomore Siarre Evans (
The Bruins are coming off an 89-63 victory over USC Upstate on Saturday, and have a 6-3 record inside the
As a team,
Senior post Jenny Norman loves playing against A-Sun foes. In the four conference games thus far,
Money In The Bank...
Should the Lady Bucs hold the lead with 5:00 left in the ballgame and hold their opponent under 60 points, it is safe to say ETSU will win the contest. ETSU is 6-0 when leading after 35 minutes have been completed, and 4-0 when not allowing over 60 points.
Lady Bucs Havin' Fun in the A-Sun
Prior to the season, ETSU was picked to finish first in the conference according to the media and second by the coaches. The Lady Bucs started their third season in the league (3-1) after posting stellar starts the previous two years. During the last two seasons, ETSU has tallied 28 regular season conference wins and the Lady Bucs have the highest winning percentage among conference foes both all-time and in conference play. ETSU is currently 43-16 (.729) all-time against current A-Sun members and 32-13 (.711) in league play (including the conference tournament). The Lady Bucs have perfect marks against
A Look Ahead
ETSU will make a quick visit back to
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