NORFOLK, Va. (November 23, 2015) – The ETSU women’s basketball team earned an early season signature win on Monday night as they mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter to defeat Old Dominion 56-52.
Trailing 42-36 heading into the fourth quarter the Buccaneers embarked on a 14-2 run to complete the comeback victory recording their second straight win. Midway through the quarter, the Bucs held the Monarchs scoreless for six
straight minutes which helped sparked the comeback.
After trading baskets to start the fourth, ETSU got the comeback train rolling scoring six straight points in the paint. The Bucs regained the lead with three minutes remaining when junior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) knocked down an uncontested three from the left corner. The next possesion, Bridges nailed another three from the left wing to extend the ETSU lead.
Old Dominion hit a three with 16 seconds left to close the gap but clutch free-throw shooting by sophomore Malloree Schurr (Montgomery, Texas) and senior Chandler Christopher (Greeneville, Tenn.) who went a combined 3-for-4 in the final seconds to help ETSU secure the victory.
Bridges shot a career-high 27 field goal attempts scoring 17 points while collecting four rebounds. Sophomore Mendy McNeese (Greeneville, Tenn.) registered a career-high five points while Christopher poured in 11 points with three assists and two rebounds.
Overall, ETSU shot 63 percent from the field throw line and 35 percent from the field. The Bucs outrebounded the Monarchs, 41-40 and collected 12 offensiver rebounds to ODU’s 11. The Blue & Gold defense forced 17 Old Dominion turnovers.