ETSU women blast WCU for first road win

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 28, 2019 at 11:44 PM


CULLOWHEE, N.C.—Life on the road hasn’t been kind to East Tennessee State’s women’s basketball team this season.

The Bucs took out their frustrations on Thursday night.

Recording their first road victory of the year, the Bucs walloped Western Carolina 72-41 inside the Ramsey Center.

Now 9-20 overall, the Bucs moved above .500 (7-6) in Southern Conference play. The Lady Catamounts fell to 4-24, 0-13.

Micah Scheetz led ETSU with 21 points, six rebounds and a pair of steals. She also shot 73 percent from the field.

Erica Haynes-Overton coupled 18 points with seven boards in the victory, which included 10 points from Lexus Spears.

Sadasia Tipps amassed seven rebounds and Britney Snowden six.

ETSU matched its largest margin of victory (31 points) for the season as the Bucs defeated Appalachian State 95-64 in late November.

The Bucs outrebounded the Cats 47-33, scored 40 points in the paint and shot 48 percent from the field.

Western, which kept the game somewhat close for a half (35-24), was led by Jewel Smalls, who finished with 16 points. The Cats also scored 22 points in the paint.

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