Girls' basketball team plays well, needs more fan support
On Feb. 6, most people on campus probably didn't know that there was a college basketball game being played on campus, but a dismal number of people did.
At the beginning of the basketball season, when the girls overtook their competitors Shepherd University 116-82, the bleachers were packed full of happy, supportive fans.
The ETSU girls put up a great fight against Florida Gulf Coast, but with a finishing score of 70-45, Florida came out on top.
There was another girls' basketball home game on Feb. 8.
The girls played Stetson University in a game where both teams sported the color pink in support of the fight for breast cancer.
But even that didn't reel in a lot of fans, and the finishing score was 80-55, Stetson University.
The girls play well, and there are a few team members who are surprisingly short for basketball players, like the 5-foot, 3-inch Brianna McQueen and the 5-foot, 4-inch Jasmine Hotchkins.
Both lack height but make up for it in skill.
The Florida coach did a lot of screaming and shouting as the ETSU girls would steal away the ball, make a few points and challenge the Florida team to continuously fight.
The most disappointing thing about the girls' basketball games is that the number of fans that show up to the home games is just pathetic.
There are rows and rows of bleachers that go unfilled, despite being a free game to the more than 14,000 students who attend ETSU.
With the support that the girls had in their first game of the season, with the stadium packed with cheering students and fans, they went on to crush their opponent by a gap of almost 35 points.
The girls have two more home games, one on the Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. and one last home game on the Mar. 1 at 7 p.m.
Support from the fans is now crucial, for the team is now encroaching on the Atlantic Sun Championship games in mid-March.
If the girls earn a few more wins, they may have a chance in competing in these games.
But they need fans! Please come support the girls on Feb. 27 and Mar. 1, both home games at 7 p.m. The support from the fans really does make a difference.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More East Tennessean News Articles
Recent East Tennessean News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR EAST TENNESSEAN NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST EAST TENNESSEAN NEWS
RECENT EAST TENNESSEAN CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your...
- Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses...
- Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children
- As Insurers End Coverage for Compounded Drugs, Patients...
- 4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier
- Join the Force to Fight Lung Cancer in Women
- If You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems, Stop Slouching
- Common-Sense Strategies From a Natural Marketing Guru
- 10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
- Stay Cool for Next to Nothing: Power Down the AC on...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections
- The Power of Peer Support: Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" Hits Campuses