RECAP: @UTTylerWBB earns road win over ETBU
Photo by: Lang White
Photo by: Lang White
Texas Tyler (11-7; 7-4)
East Texas Baptist (15-3; 9-2)
1/25/2018 | Marshall, Texas (Ornelas Gym) | Attendance: 334
Texas Tyler221281961
East Texas Baptist91821856
Stats at a GlanceUTTETBU
FG Percentage.346 (18-52) .354 (17-48)
3P FG Percentage.385 (10-26) .190 (4-21)
FT Percentage.600 (15-25) .750 (18-24)
Offensive Rebounds99
Defensive Rebounds2427
Total Rebounds3336
Bench Points276
Statistical LeadersUTTETBU
PointsBrittany Johnson - 15
Kim Childress - 20
ReboundsAlex Kochner - 7
Kim Childress - 7
AssistsCarissa Spiker - 4
Kim Childress - 5
StealsAlex Kochner - 4
Kim Childress - 4
BlocksAlex Kochner - 1
Bianca Valderrama - 1
Kim Childress - 1
Amanda Wilson - 1

Thursday, January 25, 2018

MARSHALL – Down eight with just over seven minutes to play after owning a seven-point halftime lead, the UT Tyler women’s basketball team fought back and earned a 61-56 win over East Texas Baptist on Thursday at the Ornelas Gym.

The Patriots (11-7, 7-4 ASC) went on an 11-0 run after the Tigers had a 50-42 lead with 7:37 to play, starting with a Carissa Spiker 3-pointer followed by layups from Bianca Valderrama and Spiker before Demi Cumby drilled another 3-pointer to give the Patriots at 52-50 lead. UT Tyler hit seven free throws down the stretch to hang on for the win over ETBU which is now 9-2 in ASC paly and tied with UT Dallas atop the East Division standings.

Brittany Johnson led the Patriots by scoring all 15 of her team-high points in the first half with five 3-pointers, while Valderrama added 14 and Cumby 13 more from the bench. Cumby was 3-for-5 on 3-pointers in the game while Spiker hit another for the Patriots who finished the game with 10 3-pointers.

Alex Kochner led the Patriots with seven rebounds and added six points, while Spiker had eight points and four rebounds. UT Tyler finished the game 10-for-26 on 3-pointers and was 15-for-25 at the free-throw line in the win.

Kim Childress led ETBU with 20 points and seven rebounds in the game where the Tigers went 4-for-21 on 3-pointers and were 18-for-24 at the free-throw line. ETBU falls to 6-3 at home with the loss.

UT Tyler jumped out to a 34-27 halftime lead after hitting eight 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes, led by Johnson who had five 3-pointers and 15 points when the teams went into the locker room for the break. Cumby was 2-for-2 from beyond the arc and had eight points at halftime, while Valderrama hit two field goals and two free throws for six points and Bertrand had one 3-pointer for the Patriots. UT Tyler was 8-for-16 on 3-pointers at halftime and led throughout the opening half after Johnson hit a 3 just 39 seconds into the game. ETBU was limited to 2-for-10 shooting in the first half, but stayed in the game with a 19-10 rebounding advantage and a 44 percent overall field goal percentage.

UT Tyler returns to action against LeTourneau University at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Solheim Arena in Longview before hosting four straight games starting next week. The Patriots and Tigers will play again on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Herrington Patriot Center.