Lady Bucs squash Lees-McRae 77-42; Ramsey scores first collegiate points

Published 1:25 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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The ETSU Lady Bucs secured a commanding 77-42 victory on Sunday night, hosting the Lady Bobcats at Freedom Hall. With this win, the Lady Bucs notch their third consecutive triumph, elevating their overall record to 7-3.

Journee McDaniel led ETSU’s scoring charge with 17 points on 7-10 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. Nevaeh Brown contributed 16 points, while Jakhvia Davis added 10 points and 8 rebounds.

While the Bobcats put up a strong front initially, the Lady Bucs surged ahead with a 9-2 run in the first period, claiming a 19-9 lead. Intensifying their defensive efforts in the second quarter limited the Lady Bobcats to only 5 points, allowing the Lady Bucs to enter halftime with a comfortable 20-point lead at 54-29.

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Maintaining their dominance, the Lady Bucs extended their lead to 54-29 in the third period. The game saw a notable surge in the final period, with the Lady Bucs scoring 10 out of 15 shots in the last 9 ½ minutes, 23 of which came from the bench, solidifying their win.

Statistically, the Lady Bucs outrebounded the Lady Bobcats 45-21, secured 16 steals, and shot an impressive 51% from the field throughout the game. Notably, the game marked the debut collegiate points for Lindie Ramsey, former standout from Unaka High School. Ramsey marked her entry into collegiate scoring at the 5:07 mark of the final period with a 3-pointer from a remarkable 4 feet behind the arc, ending the game with 5 points.

Reflecting on her milestone, Ramsey expressed, “It is really difficult to describe or to put into words, but my emotions were all over the place. I’m just excited to be on the court again and getting an opportunity to do what I love. At the end of the day, I just want to contribute and help out my team.”

Next up, the Lady Bucs are set to host UNC Asheville in Brooks Gym on Thursday night, with tip-off scheduled for 7 pm. The game can be viewed on ESPN+.