PREVIEW: @UTTylerWBB hosts YellowJackets on Monday
LeTourneau (6-7, 4-2)
UT Tyler (9-4, 3-3)
1/2/2017 | Herrington Patriot Center (Tyler, Tx) | Attendance: 0
UT Tyler2818241383
Stats at a GlanceLETUWBBUTTW
FG Percentage.368 (21-57) .500 (34-68)
3P FG Percentage.250 (5-20) .409 (9-22)
FT Percentage.722 (13-18) .600 (6-10)
Offensive Rebounds1012
Defensive Rebounds1625
Total Rebounds2637
Bench Points1541
Statistical LeadersLETUWBBUTTW
PointsLaTanya Drakes - 15
D'Onna Matthews - 24
ReboundsLaTanya Drakes - 7
Dia Evans - 5
D'Onna Matthews - 5
AssistsBria Goodman - 3
Demi Cumby - 5
Michelle Obach - 5
StealsCrystal Jones - 4
Dia Evans - 2
Re'Elle Miller - 2
Cami Davis - 2
BlocksCrystal Jones - 1
Jada Roberts - 1
Re'Elle Miller - 1
D'Onna Matthews - 1

Sunday, January 1, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

TYLER – The UT Tyler women’s basketball team owns a 16-game American Southwest Conference home winning streak coming into a 5:30 p.m. game on Monday when it hosts LeTourneau at the Herrington Patriot Center in the first game of the 2017 calendar year.

UT Tyler (8-4, 2-3 ASC), which will host seven games in January, is coming off a 71-68 loss to Austin College last Wednesday when the Roos hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to snap a 22-game overall home winning streak and hand the Patriots their second straight loss. The YellowJackets (6-6, 4-1 ASC) earned an 86-76 win over the Patriots on Dec. 19 in Longview in the first meeting of the season series. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak by UT Tyler over LeTourneau.

Shuntay Raglin led the Patriots with 17 points after shooting 8-for-10 from the field in Longview against the YellowJackets, while Demi Cumby added 15 points and Michelle Obach and Makenzi May had 12 points each in the first meeting. The YellowJackets outscored the Patriots by 21 points in the second half of the game to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit.

Obach, a senior from Tyler, leads the Patriots with 13.3 points and 3.3 assists per game. A returning all-America, Obach has scored 1,039 points in her career and has 272 assists and 161 steals on her career resume. May, a senior who played a Barbers Hill HS, is the UT Tyler all-time 3-point leader with 191 in her career and enters this week with 933 career points. May is averaging 8.3 points per game this season and is 25-for-59 on 3-pointers.

D’Onna Matthews is second all-time with 74 career blocks and has 11 in her senior season. A forward from San Antonio, Matthews is averaging 9.3 points per game and Raglin is averaging 9.3 points per game. Raglin, who is in her second season with the Patriots after transferring from McLennan College, has scored in double figures in six games this season including a season-best 23 points against Howard Payne. Dia Evans leads the team with 6.3 rebounds per game and is adding 7.2 points per game. A senior from Corpus Christi, Evans had a career-best 12 rebounds at HPU and has scored in double digits in three games this season. She had a career-best 12 points in the win over Hardin-Simmons. Cumby, a junior transfer from McLennan, is adding 6.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Patriots. An Athens native, 15 points against LeTourneau established her career-best after she had 11 points in a win over Schreiner.

UT Tyler is averaging 72.7 points per game this season and has limited opponents to 61.6. The YellowJackets split a pair of games after beating the Patriots at a home tournament. The team opened with an 80-75 loss to Schreiner and then earned a 77-68 win over Texas Lutheran.

The Patriots will remain at home to host Mary Hardin-Baylor on Thursday and Concordia on Saturday at the HPC. The team enters this week with a 5-1 home record.