Gonzales scores 33 to lead @uttylerMBB over Blazers
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Belhaven (2-14)
Texas-Tyler (10-7, 3-6)
1/23/2016 | Tyler, TX (Patriot Center) | Attendance: 417
Stats at a GlanceBUUTT
FG Percentage.417 (25-60) .574 (35-61)
3P FG Percentage.364 (8-22) .435 (10-23)
FT Percentage.739 (17-23) .875 (14-16)
Offensive Rebounds199
Defensive Rebounds1922
Total Rebounds3831
Bench Points4226
Statistical LeadersBUUTT
PointsJosh Carpenter - 20
Anthony Gonzales - 33
ReboundsTEAM - 9
Deon Rodgers - 9
AssistsJack Griffiths - 7
Demarcus Metcalf - 6
StealsDe'la Mayers - 3
Dadrian Taylor - 1
Demarcus Metcalf - 1
Anthony Gonzales - 1
BlocksDe'la Mayers - 2
Melvin Anthony - 2

Saturday, January 23, 2016
by Logan Smoak || lsmoak@patriots.uttyler.edu

TYLER - The UT Tyler men’s basketball team remained undefeated at home with a 94-75 victory over Belhaven University in front of a large crowd at the Herrington Patriot Center on Saturday. Anthony Gonzales Jr. led all scorers with 33 points for the Patriots, only one shy of his career-best.

The Patriots (10-7) came out on fire, attacking the basket early and scoring within the first 40 seconds of game play. From there the men never lost the lead; with 12:12 remaining in the first half the Patriots were up 24-6 with a dunk from Melvin Anthony who finished the night with 11 points in 14 minutes played.

Entering the half, the Patriots were up by 10, but Belhaven didn’t quit coming back out to get within three points with 15:48 left to play. A couple quick points by Joey Cuervo extended the lead to 10, before taking it even farther and finishing the game up by 19.

Cuervo finished the night with 18 points and 3 assists, with Demarcus Metcalf adding 9 points and Dyonne Luke adding 8 of his own.

The Patriots shot 57.4 percent from the field and owned the in-paint buckets scoring 42 to the Blazers 28. The Blazers shot 41.7 percent and were led by Josh Carpenter with 20 points.

Gonzales who has now scored 30 or more points for the third time in his career after scoring 34 last season against Concordia and 30 points just three games ago against Ozarks goes in the record book for the 22nd 30-point performance in program history. With today’s performance he becomes second in program history for field goals made with 15, one behind Brandon Weasby who set the record in 2006. He is averaging 17.2 points per game with 292 total points scored in his senior season.

The men also honored their alumni players with a special tribute in front of the crowd and announced all former players in attendance.

The Patriots will be back in action with a road game at Louisiana College on Thursday before taking on East Texas Baptist University in Marshall next Saturday. UT Tyler will return home to play ETBU at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the HPC.