RECAP: @UTTylerWBB takes 103-78 win over LC
UT Tyler (17-5 (10-4))
at
Louisiana College (6-13 (5-8))
2/4/2017 | Pineville, LA (H.O. West Fieldhouse) | Attendance: 356
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UT Tyler22232335103
Louisiana College1526172078
Stats at a GlanceUTTWLC
FG Percentage.537 (36-67) .385 (25-65)
3P FG Percentage.433 (13-30) .462 (6-13)
FT Percentage.783 (18-23) .688 (22-32)
Offensive Rebounds1924
Defensive Rebounds1916
Total Rebounds3840
Turnovers1617
Steals79
Bench Points4429
Statistical LeadersUTTWLC
PointsMichelle Obach - 19
RyDeja McQuarn - 14
Taylor Payne - 14
ReboundsDia Evans - 6
Brooke Jones - 9
AssistsAlexus Bertrand - 5
Kourtney McGhee - 6
StealsMichelle Obach - 3
Taylor Payne - 2
Brooke Jones - 2
Rachel Johnson - 2
BlocksD'Onna Matthews - 3
Kristen Breaux - 1
Brooke Jones - 1

Saturday, February 4, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

PINEVILLE, La. – UT Tyler senior Michelle Obach lead with 19 points while Carissa Spiker and Dia Evans each recorded career-highs in scoring as the Patriots earned a 103-78 win over Louisiana College on Saturday to extend a six-game winning streak.

The Patriots (17-5, 10-4 ASC) have now won nine of their last 10 and went over 100 points for the second time this season after taking their second win of the season against the Wildcats. UT Tyler shot 53.7 percent from the field against LC, including matching a season-best with 13 3-pointers. UT Tyler held a 45-41 halftime lead and extended the lead to 10 after the third before making it a lopsided score with a 35-20 fourth-quarter scoring advantage.

Obach led the Patriots with her 19 points after hitting three 3-pointers and also going 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. A senior from Tyler, Obach now leads the Patriots with 15.1 points per game and has 72 assists this season after dishing out three assists to go along with her 19 points against the Wildcats. Spiker would come in as a reserve and score her freshman-year best by going off for 18 points. A Sanger native, Spiker was 5-for-7 from the field and was 4-for-4 on 3-pointers and from the free-throw line. Evans, a senior from Corpus Christi, scored her career-best in a 17-point performance where she was 7-for-10 from the field and also hit three free throws. UT Tyler’s leading rebounder this season at 6.5 per game, Evans led the team with six rebounds and also had three assists and two steals in the win.

Re’Elle Miller added nine points after hitting three 3-pointers and also had four rebounds and two assists, while D’Onna Matthews and Makenzi May had seven points each. Matthews leads the Patriots with 29 blocked shots this season and is second in program history with 92 blocks in her career. May would go 2-for-7 on 3-pointers in the game against LC and now has 208 in her career. A senior from Mont Belvieu, May is UT Tyler’s all-time 3-point shooter and is approaching the ASC record of 217 which is held by Lauren Harris during her Hardin-Simmons career from 2001-05. May is a career 39 percent shooter from beyond the arc and has scored 1,018 points in her career. She leads UT Tyler with 42 this season, while Obach has 41.

UT Tyler, which scored a season-best 104 points in an overtime win at Belhaven two weeks ago, improved to 6-3 away from home this season after limiting the Wildcats to 38.5 percent shooting on their home court. Taylor Price and RyDeja McQuarn led LC with 14 points each and Kourtney McGhee had 12.

The Patriots will host their final home game of the regular season at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday against Belhaven at the Herrington Patriot Center.