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.
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
Demi Burdick was one rebound away from her first career double-double.
Both teams had 11 assists.
ETSU: (1-14) | SoCon (0-3)
UNCG: (4-12) | SoCon (1-2)
The Bucs are back at Brooks Gym on Saturday to host Western Carolina. Tip-off is
slated for noon.
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