ETSU falls to Mercer 82-48 at home

Published 4:05 pm Saturday, February 5, 2022

 CONTRIBUTED BY ETSU ATHLETICS
JOHNSON CITY – The ETSU women’s basketball team closes out home-stance with an 82-48 loss to Mercer.
STAT OF THE MATCH
The Bear scored 21 points from turnovers. The Bucs scored only 8-points off turnovers.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Carly Hooks (Atlanta, Ga.) led the Bucs in scoring tonight with 16 points. Hooks went 100 percent at the charity stripe (1-1). Today’s game is her fourth straight game with double-digit points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bears opened the scoring with a quick jump shot. After back-and-forth points between both teams, Mercer would go on an 8-0 run making the score 12-4.
The Bucs would end the first quarter trailing the Bears 23-14, Hooks accounting for 9-of-14 points. The second quarter would open with the Bears going on a 20-3 run, making the score 43-17.
The Bucs would go on a 5-0 run mid-quarter. This would be the last points the Bucs score in the half.
ETSU trailed by 25 points going into halftime. 6-of-8 Bucs points were scored by Sarah Thompson (Gate City, Va.).
The third quarter of play would have some back-and-forth action. The Bears would take a 30-point lead, their largest of the game, making the score 61-31.
The Bucs would end the quarter trailing the Bears 64-35. Mercer would start the final frame of play on a 10-1 run.
The Bucs would go on their own 8-0 run, but there was not enough time left for a comeback.
NOTABLES
  • Jakhyia Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) led ETSU in rebounds (8).
  • Amoria Neal-Tysor led the Bears in scoring with 29 points. Neal-Tysor finished the game with four rebounds, and two assists as well.
  • Jada Ryce (McDonough, Ga.) reached a career-high 6-points and 4-rebounds.
  • Mercer finished the game shooting over 65 percent at the arc.
  • The Bucs had two double digit scorers in Hooks (16) and Thompson (10).
RECORDS UPDATE
  • Mercer (15-6) | SoCon (8-1)
  • ETSU (3-18) | SoCon (2-6)
NEXT UP
After hosting the Bears, the Blue & Gold are on the road looking to sweep Samford inside Pete Hanna Center. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
For more information on ETSU women’s basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s basketball tab.

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