RECAP: @UTTylerWBB wins by 35; Rolls to 7th straight
Belhaven (11-11)
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UT Tyler (18-5)
2/9/2017 | Herrington Patriot Center (Tyler, Tx) | Attendance: 380
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Belhaven915121349
UT Tyler1921182684
Stats at a GlanceBUUTTW
FG Percentage.243 (17-70) .459 (34-74)
3P FG Percentage.179 (5-28) .321 (9-28)
FT Percentage.833 (10-12) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds78
Defensive Rebounds3039
Total Rebounds3747
Turnovers2115
Steals716
Bench Points1440
Statistical LeadersBUUTTW
PointsSamara Dingiswayo - 17
Michelle Obach - 14
ReboundsVamikka Smith - 14
Carissa Spiker - 8
AssistsSierra Pittman - 4
Michelle Obach - 4
Alexus Bertrand - 4
StealsSierra Pittman - 3
Michelle Obach - 3
Re'Elle Miller - 3
BlocksCourtney Harper - 2
D'Onna Matthews - 4

Thursday, February 9, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

TYLER – The UT Tyler women’s basketball team extended a seven-game winning streak and won by its third largest margin of the season by earning an 84-49 win over Belhaven on Thursday in its Herrington Patriot Center finale.

The Patriots (18-5, 10-4 ASC) are No. 8 in the NCAA Division III South Region rankings, have won 10 of their last 11 games and are leading the conference by averaging 78.6 points per game. The team finished the regular season with a 12-2 record at home and will play two road games next week as they prepare for the postseason. The Blazers do not count towards the ASC standings and had their overall record evened at 11-11 with their second loss of the season to the Patriots.

Michelle Obach led the Patriots with 14 points, four assists and three steals in her final game at home, while Dia Evans scored 13 to go along with seven rebounds. Carissa Spiker came in off the bench and led the team with eight rebounds and had two assists and two steal for the Patriots who would finish the game with a 47-37 rebounding advantage and a 42-10 points in the paint advantage. D’Onna Matthews now has 96 career blocked shots after matching a season-best with four against the Blazers. Matthews would also have seven rebounds and six points in the box score, while Re’Elle Miller had nine points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Evans, who leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per game this season, was 6-for-9 from the field for her 13 points and grabbed six defensive rebounds. Obach and Macie Arrington hit two 3-pointers each, while Evans, Elisha Leathers, Cami Davis, Alexus Bertrand and Spiker added one each for the Patriots who were 9-for-28 on 3-pointers in the game. Arrington had a freshman-year best eight points in the game and also had a steal. The team shot 34-for-74 (45.9 percent) from the field and held the Blazers to 17-for-70 (24.3 percent). UT Tyler finished the game with six blocked shots for the second straight game which is the second most in a game this season behind only having eight in a win over McMurry.

UT Tyler now takes the weekend off from competition before returning to ASC play next Thursday, Feb. 16 with a road game at Ozarks before playing the regular-season finale at UT Dallas on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Richardson.