Furman holds off Lady Bucs

from staff reports

   GREENVILLE, S.C. -- After dominating the first half of Saturday's game against the East Tennessee State Lady Bucs, Furman needed a 6-2 run in the final 32 seconds to earn a 67-64 SoCon victory.
   Furman shot a blistering 60.7 percent (17-28) from the field in the opening 20 minutes to take a 41-26 advantage into the halftime locker room.
   In the second half, however, the Lady Paladins (10-7, 5-3) connected on just 29.6 percent (8-27) of their field goals while ETSU made 57.1 percent (16-28) to outscore Furman 38-26.
   ETSU (7-10, 2-6) tied the game for the first time at 58 with 3:44 left to play. A missed jumper by Furman's Mary Brock was followed by a Candace Gibson layup that gave the Lady Buccaneers a one-point advantage (62-61) with just over a minute to play.
   Furman was led on the day by Deshara Shealey, who scored 21 points in 28 minutes of action. Orion Wake put together a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double, while Kim Lawrence added 10 points to the Furman victory.
   The Lady Bucs were led by Kiya Verdell's 17 points. Ashley Reed (11) and Lauren Trantham (10) also reached double digits.
   ETSU visits Davidson Tuesday night at 7.