The loss was ETSU’s third against Big South teams picked to finish in the top three of their conference.
Carley Lytton and Sadasia Tipps led ETSU with 14 points apiece. Erica Haynes-Overton added 13.
High Point (7-4) led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter and the Bucs didn’t threaten until the closing minutes. ETSU made it 69-63 on a jumper by Brittney Snowden with 2:03 remaining and got the ball back with a chance to trim the deficit. The Bucs then missed their last three shots.
ETSU turned the ball over 19 times and went 12 of 24 from the free throw line and 3 of 18 from 3-point range.
Emma Bockrath led High Point with 20 points. Camryn Brown scored 14.
The game was the Bucs’ final nonconference contest. They take two weeks off before returning to action with their Southern Conference opener at Chattanooga on Jan. 12.