RECAP: @UTTylerWBB owns overtime in win over CTX
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Concordia (9-5, 2-4)
UT Tyler (11-4, 5-3)
1/7/2017 | Herrington Patriot Center (Tyler, Tx) | Attendance: 294
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Stats at a GlanceCTXWBBUTTW
FG Percentage.362 (21-58) .360 (27-75)
3P FG Percentage.222 (4-18) .269 (7-26)
FT Percentage.821 (23-28) .773 (17-22)
Offensive Rebounds821
Defensive Rebounds3234
Total Rebounds4055
Bench Points2038
Statistical LeadersCTXWBBUTTW
PointsJaela Dejean - 24
Michelle Obach - 13
ReboundsTEAM - 11
Demi Cumby - 12
AssistsEmily Cullers - 3
Michelle Obach - 5
StealsKaycie Dunkerley - 3
Emily Cullers - 3
Alexus Bertrand - 4
BlocksEmily Cullers - 4
Demi Cumby - 1

Saturday, January 7, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

TYLER – The UT Tyler women’s basketball team earned a 78-69 overtime win over Concordia on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center in their first overtime game since winning in last year’s NCAA Sweet 16 over No. 2-ranked George Fox to advance to the Elite 8.

The Patriots (11-4, 5-3 ASC) were down two in the final seconds of regulation before Michelle Obach took the ball to the basket and tied the game at 65 with two seconds on the clock to send the game to overtime. UT Tyler would dominate in overtime with Obach scoring four of her team-leading 13 points in the overtime session and Demi Cumby scoring four straight points to take a tie score to 73-69 with 1:14 to play. Obach would follow with a jumper and Samantha Odom knocked down three free throws as the Patriots improved to 8-1 on their home court this season.

“This was a great team win for our program,” UT Tyler head coach Kendra Hassell said. “Every game in this league is tough and tonight we overcame several challenges to get the win. Concordia ran a zone that really slowed us down and we didn’t shoot the ball very well. We also put them on the free-throw line too much and several players got in foul trouble. It was good to see our players keep fighting though. We did a great job on the boards and finished tough shots in overtime to pull away.”

Obach led the team with 13 points after going 6-for-14 from the field and also had four assists. Cumby and Samantha Odom recorded the first double-doubles of their UT Tyler careers with Cumby going for 12 points and 12 rebounds and Odom contributing 11 points and 11 rebounds. Odom was 7-for-8 from the free-throw line and secured nine of her rebounds on the defensive side of the court. Cumby, who scored a career-best 22 points on Thursday against UMHB, is now averaging 8.0 points per game. Obach is leading the team with 12.6 points per game and had 50 assists this season.

Alexus Bertrand added 10 points for the bench who owned a 38-20 scoring advantage over CTX’s bench after she hit two first-half 3-pointers. Dia Evans would add seven points and seven rebounds, while Makenzi May hit one 3-pointer and finished with three points. May now has 197 career 3-pointers to extend her program record.

UT Tyler finished the game shooting 27-for-75 (36.0 percent) while CTX was 21-for-58 (36.2 percent). UT Tyler hit seven 3-pointers and the Tornados five. The Patriots owned a 55-40 rebounding advantage in the game and were 17-for-22 from the free-throw line. Jaela Dejean led the Tornados with 24 points and six rebounds, while Brenisha Payne went for 17 points with nine coming from the line.

The Patriots resume a six-game home stand at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday against UT Dallas before also hosting Ozarks at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.