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The Hatters won their 10th game in a row, 80-55 at ETSU on Saturday
by: David S. Williams
Women's Basketball Wins 10th Straight, 80-55 at ETSU
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  02/08/2014
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In the middle of the Atlantic Sun Conference season, the Stetson women's basketball team faced a stretch of four games in four different cities in a span of 10 days.

The Hatters aced their midterm exam, completing a 4-0 road swing with a 80-55 victory over ETSU at the MSHA Center Saturday afternoon.

The Hatters (18-5, 10-1 A-Sun) extended their win streak to 10 games in a row, marking their third consecutive season with a 10-game win streak and just one shy of the school record set last season.

"It means we have good players, and that’s the bottom line," Stetson head coach Lynn Bria said about the program's success.  "We have been fortunate to have great players the last three years, and when you have great players who want to play together, and they don’t care who gets the credit, then I think things like that happen."

Stetson put five players in double figures Saturday as Amber Porter and Myeisha Hall led the way with 17 points each.  Jama Sharp (16 points), Cherisse Burris (13 points) and C.J. Coddington (10 points) also tallied double digits for the Hatters.

Stetson got off to a sluggish start once again on offense, scoring just 19 points through the first 14 minutes of the game.  However, an 18-point surge before the half gave Stetson a 37-23 lead at the break, and a 43-point second half helped seal the victory.  

"We kind of have had that pattern a little bit, I don’t know why, but it seems like we settle down a little bit more in the second half," Bria said.  "I would like to put two halves together on both ends, but I think the defense and rebounding have been good in both halves, and that has helped saved us on the road."

The Hatters hit 11 three-pointers for the game and reached the 80-point plateau for the 12th time this season.  Jama Sharp buried three shots from behind the arc to become just the sixth player in school history to record 100 career three-point field goals.  She also added six steals to her conference leading total, which stands at 59.

Hall, meanwhile, hit a season-high four three-pointers, including three in the second half.

"Myeisha came off the bench and really helped us," Bria said.  "She hit a couple of big threes that I thought were really important."

Stetson outshot ETSU 46 percent to 29 percent and outrebounded the Buccaneers 43-33.  Porter led the Hatters with eight rebounds and three blocked shots, while Brianti Saunders dished out five assists,

Chandler Christopher led ETSU (7-15, 3-8) with 17 points.

Having completed a tough stretch of road games, the Hatters will enjoy playing five of their final seven regular season games at the Edmunds Center, including a pair next weekend against Kennesaw State on Thursday and Mercer on Saturday. 

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