RECAP: No. 3 @UTTylerWBB takes ASC loss at HPU
UT Tyler (5-2)
Howard Payne University (5-4)
12/3/2016 | Brownwood, TX | Attendance: 350
UT Tyler1311122763
Howard Payne University2819131575
Stats at a GlanceUTTWHPU
FG Percentage.348 (24-69) .446 (29-65)
3P FG Percentage.267 (4-15) .292 (7-24)
FT Percentage.611 (11-18) .455 (10-22)
Offensive Rebounds2016
Defensive Rebounds2725
Total Rebounds4741
Bench Points2618
Statistical LeadersUTTWHPU
PointsD'Onna Matthews - 15
Matlock - 17
ReboundsDia Evans - 12
Castillo - 14
AssistsElisha Leathers - 3
McKethan - 3
Cisneroz - 3
StealsMakenzi May - 2
D'Onna Matthews - 2
Matlock - 7
BlocksD'Onna Matthews - 2
Castillo - 7

Saturday, December 3, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist ||

BROWNWOOD – The No. 3-ranked UT Tyler women’s basketball team took a 75-63 loss to Howard Payne on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Brownwood Coliseum.

The Patriots (5-2, 0-2 ASC) led 9-4 early in the game after baskets from D’Onna Matthews and Dia Evans and a 3-pointer by Makenzi May, but the YellowJackets (5-4, 2-0 ASC) responded with a 24-4 run to take a 28-13 lead after the first quarter. UT Tyler, which lost 66-65 on Thursday at Sul Ross, suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since dropping a pair against Ozarks and UT Dallas back in January 2013. The loss also snaps a seven-game winning streak over HPU, including in last year’s ASC Championship final and two weeks go with a 79-75 win at the Herrington Patriot Center in a non-conference matchup.

Matthews led the Patriots with 15 points and also added seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals. She was 7-for-11 from the field for UT Tyler which was limited to 34.8 percent shooting, including struggling on 3-pointers by going 4-for-15 from beyond the arc. Cami Davis would hit two of those 3-pointers and finish with six points, while Makenzi May hit one and also had six points. Dia Evans recorded a career-best 12 rebounds and also had eight points. Evans had previously had eight rebounds coming last year against Arlington Baptist for her previous high.

UT Tyler struggled shooting, but also possessing the ball against Howard Payne who pressed throughout and forced 21 Patriot turnovers in the game.

HPU had four double-digit scorers in the game, led by Valerie Matlock who had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Micha Cisneroz’s 15 points. Sabrina Ochoa and Sarai Castillo had 10 points peach. Castillo also had a double-double for HPU by adding a game-high 14 rebounds.

The Patriots will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 against Hardin-Simmons at the Herrington Patriot Center.