Bucs fall to Spartans despite Burdick career-high points

Published 11:27 pm Thursday, January 20, 2022

CONTRIBUTED BY ETSU ATHLETICS
JOHNSON CITY – After playing its third of four games in seven
days, The ETSU’s women’s basketball team dropped a 56-38 decision to UNCG despite
Demi Burdick reaching career-high points.
STAT OF THE MATCH
UNCG went 5-12 at the free-throw line, while ETSU was not rewarded any chances at
the charity stripe going 0-0.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Demi Burdick (Marshall Ill.) brought the heat leading the Bucs in points and rebounds in
tonight’s game. Burdick reached a career-high 17 points, replacing her previous 14
points. She also had a season-high nine rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bucs started the game on a 4-0 run, the Spartans answering quickly with a 6-0 run.
This would be the only quick momentum seen in the first quarter, the score being 9-6,
UNCG going into the second quarter. After going back-and-forth, the first few minutes of
play, the Spartans would go on a 5-0 run making the score 20-12. The Bucs caught a
hot streak towards the last five minutes of play, 9 of 11 Buc points coming from Demi
Burdick. The Bucs would end the half trailing by one in a 26-25 score.
The second half quickly belonged to UNCG. The Spartans outscored the Bucs 30-16 in
the third and fourth quarter combined, only allowing the Bucs two points in the third
frame of play. After attempting a comeback in the fourth quarter, The Bucs could not
overcome the Spartans. The final two minutes would be scoreless for both teams.
NOTABLES
  • The Bucs benched turned on the heat for ETSU, as 26 of the 36 points scored by
the Bucs were from bench players.
  • UNCG had three players scoring double-digit points, led by Aja Boyd with 12
points.
  • Demi Burdick was one rebound away from her first career double-double.
  • Both teams had 11 assists.
RECORDS UPDATE
  • ETSU: (1-14) | SoCon (0-3)
  • UNCG: (4-12) | SoCon (1-2)
NEXT UP
The Bucs are back at Brooks Gym on Saturday to host Western Carolina. Tip-off is
slated for noon.
For more information on ETSU women’s basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on
the women’s basketball tab.

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