The ETSU women’s basketball team had its chances against James Madison, but the Bucs couldn’t cash in on enough opportunities down the stretch to advance to the second round of the WNIT.
ETSU’s women were able to get within four points on a handful of occasions in the fourth quarter before falling 60-52. JMU went on to dismantle Radford 62-35 in the second round.
Johnson City native Tianna Tarter wrapped up her collegiate career with 15 points and seven rebounds. The Science Hill alum left an indelible mark on ETSU’s program during her four years as a Buc. Freshman Erica Haynes-Overton also had 15 points for ETSU while Alayjah Sherer scored 10.
In the end, ETSU had no answer for Lexie Barrier, who led all scorers with 27 points. The Dukes went 23-for-26 from the foul line, which allowed them to hold off the Bucs’ late charge.
The loss also marked the end of the line for ETSU’s Shy Copney and Malloree Schurr. Copney, a teammate of Tarter’s at Science Hill, joined the Bucs prior to this season as a graduate transfer.