JOHNSON CITY, TN- It was a dominant defensive performance for the ETSU women’s basketball squad on Sunday afternoon in Brooks Gym as the Buccaneers held Emory& Henry to 30.4 percent shooting in an 84-39 victory.
“I like seeing our players get out on the court and playing with the kind of effort that our fans expect and deserve,” said head coach Brittney Ezell. “I can’t say enough about the fan support that we got on a Sunday at 4:00 p.m., what a great crowd.”
Defensively the Bucs forced the Wasps to commit 31 turnovers with Emory & Henry shooting just over 30 percent from the field and 26 percent from long distance. The Bucs shot 54.8 percent from the field while recording 20 assists and 19 steals.
The Bucs had four players score in double figures with senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) leading the way with a game-high 17 points. Junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) and freshman Kayla Marosites (Elizabethton, Tenn.) each had 11 points while freshman Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.) registered 10 points.
“Once we got settled in the players were fine and hopefully they got the preseason jitters out of the way because the next time we play it will be for real,” said Ezell.
ETSU will begin the regular season on Friday, November 11 on the road in Indianapolis, Indiana at Big East opponent, Butler. It will be the first ever meeting between the two programs.
Courtesy: East Tennessee State Athletics