RECAP: @UTTylerWBB falls to Comets at home
UTD (12-2, 7-0)
UT Tyler (11-5, 5-4)
1/12/2017 | Herrington Patriot Center (Tyler, Tx) | Attendance: 355
UT Tyler1423191369
Stats at a GlanceUTDUTTW
FG Percentage.517 (30-58) .422 (27-64)
3P FG Percentage.438 (7-16) .250 (4-16)
FT Percentage.714 (15-21) 1.000 (11-11)
Offensive Rebounds1510
Defensive Rebounds2014
Total Rebounds3524
Bench Points2921
Statistical LeadersUTDUTTW
PointsMicaela Gonzalez - 22
Michelle Obach - 23
ReboundsMicaela Gonzalez - 9
McKenzie Petty - 9
D'Onna Matthews - 9
AssistsZavier Landry - 3
Victoria Pena - 3
D'Onna Matthews - 2
Makenzi May - 2
StealsVictoria Pena - 2
McKenzie Petty - 2
Shuntay Raglin - 2
Michelle Obach - 2
Demi Cumby - 2
BlocksMicaela Gonzalez - 3
D'Onna Matthews - 3

Thursday, January 12, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

TYLER – UT Dallas owned a 35-24 rebounding advantage and took its winning streak to 10 with an 82-69 win over the UT Tyler women’s basketball team on Thursday in a game that snapped a 19-game American Southwest Conference regular-season home winning streak by the Patriots at the Herrington Patriot Center.

The Patriots (11-5, 5-4 ASC) will conclude a six-game home stand at 1 p.m. on Saturday when they host Ozarks at the HPC, while the Comet moved to 7-0 in ASC play to remain atop the East Division heading into a road game at LeTourneau on Saturday. UT Tyler had a three-game winning streak end and lost an ASC home game for the first time since Dec. 6, 2016 against UTD.

“We allowed UTD got to the rim too easily,” UT Tyler head coach Kendra Hassell said. “Their points in the paint and offensive rebounds were too much to overcome. I just want to see our team and play with toughness consistently.” 

Michelle Obach led the Patriots with 23 points after going 9-for-17 from the field, including hitting two 3-pointers. Obach, who leads the Patriots with 13.3 points per game also added two steals to tie Shamonica Shead (2003-07) for third in program history with 165 career steals. Dia Evans added 11 points and five rebounds, while D’Onna Matthews and Demi Cumby led the bench by scoring eight points.

Matthews led the team with nine rebounds in the game, but the Comets owned the 11-rebound advantage and a 36-22 scoring advantage in the paint. Micaela Gonzalez led the Comets with 22 points by shooting 9-for-13 from the field and was joined in double-figure scoring by Zavier Landry (14), McKenzie Petty (11), Victoria Pena (11) and Alyssa Crockett (10). UTD shot 51.7 percent from the field in the game, including going 9-for-14 (61.3 percent) in the first quarter to take an early 20-14 lead. The Patriots chipped at the lead outscoring them 23-17 in the second quarter, but the Comets would take the fourth by a 23-13 margin to extend their winning streak.

UT Tyler is now 8-2 at home this season coming into its game against Ozarks (7-8, 3-5 ASC) which is coming off a 65-58 loss against LeTourneau on Thursday in Longview.