RECAP: @UTTylerWBB drops ASC contest at LeTourneau
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UT Tyler (8-3, 2-3 ASC)
LeTourneau (5-5, 4-1 ASC)
12/19/2016 | Solheim Arena | Attendance: 361
UT Tyler2120171876
Stats at a GlanceUTTWLETUWBB
FG Percentage.400 (28-70) .492 (30-61)
3P FG Percentage.345 (10-29) .353 (6-17)
FT Percentage.588 (10-17) .645 (20-31)
Offensive Rebounds1513
Defensive Rebounds2129
Total Rebounds3642
Bench Points2918
Statistical LeadersUTTWLETUWBB
PointsShuntay Raglin - 17
Crystal Jones - 28
ReboundsDia Evans - 9
LaTanya Drakes - 16
AssistsMichelle Obach - 6
Makenzi May - 6
Jada Roberts - 10
StealsShuntay Raglin - 1
Dia Evans - 1
Re'Elle Miller - 1
Makenzi May - 1
Crystal Jones - 6

Monday, December 19, 2016

LONGVIEW – The No. 22-ranked UT Tyler women’s basketball team saw an 11-point halftime lead turn into an 86-76 loss to LeTourneau which snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Patriots on Monday at the Solheim Arena.

The Patriots (8-3, 2-3 ASC) led 41-30 after the opening 20 minutes, but the YellowJackets (5-5, 4-1 ASC) cut their deficit to two after the third quarter and had a 30-18 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter as they got their first win over UT Tyler since 2012.

Makenzi May had four 3-pointers in the game and became the all-time UT Tyler leader with 189 in her career. A senior guard, May passed Melissa Thomas on the all-time list after Thomas had held the record at 186 in a career from 2007-12. May has 925 career points which ranks ninth all-time and she is 189-for-486 on 3-point attempts in her record-setting UT Tyler career. She would finish with 12 points and six assists on Monday with three of her 3-pointers coming in the first quarter.

Shuntay Raglin led the Patriots with 17 points after going 8-for-10 from the field and also pulling down three rebounds, while Demi Cumby had a season-best 15 points with three 3-pointers and Michelle Obach had 12 points for the Patriots who went 10-for-29 on 3-pointers in the game. D’Onna Matthews would add 10 points and three rebounds and Dia Evans led the team with nine rebounds and contributed six points.

Crystal Jones led the YellowJackets with 28 points after shooting 11-for-22 from the field and was joined in double figures by LaTayna Drake who had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Bria Goodman who had 16 points.

UT Tyler was limited to 1-for-7 shooting beyond the arc in the fourth quarter as the YellowJackets pulled away with the win. The Patriots will now go on a break from competition until hosting Austin College on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Herrington Patriot Center. UT Tyler is on a 22-game home winning streak and will be looking to knock off the Roos who hand the Patriots their only regular-season loss last season.

The Patriots will host the YellowJackets in an ASC rematch on Jan. 2 at the HPC.