RECAP: @UTTylerWBB stays hot with 8th straight win
UT Tyler (19-5, 11-4 ASC)
UO (10-14, 5-10 ASC)
2/16/2017 | Clarksville, Ark. | Attendance: 110
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Stats at a GlanceUTTWUO
FG Percentage.448 (30-67) .322 (19-59)
3P FG Percentage.296 (8-27) .222 (4-18)
FT Percentage.500 (2-4) .800 (12-15)
Offensive Rebounds118
Defensive Rebounds3229
Total Rebounds4337
Bench Points3025
Statistical LeadersUTTWUO
PointsMichelle Obach - 15
Delanei Stephens - 10
ReboundsDia Evans - 11
Savannah Kate Smith - 7
Rose Robinson - 7
AssistsRe'Elle Miller - 5
Demi Cumby - 5
Hailey Ostrander - 5
StealsDia Evans - 2
Hailey Ostrander - 3
BlocksD'Onna Matthews - 2
Rose Robinson - 2

Thursday, February 16, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. – The UT Tyler women’s basketball team jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back as the Patriots rolled to a 70-54 victory over Ozarks at the Mabee Gymnasium to extend a season-best eight-game winning streak.

The Patriots (19-5, 11-4 ASC) have now won 11 of 12 games and will finish the regular season with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday at UT Dallas in Richardson. UT Tyler, which secured the ASC East Division’s second seed in next week’s ASC Championship with the win, had a 38-17 halftime lead over Ozarks and swept the season series against the Eagles after also earning an 86-56 win back in mid-January at the Herrington Patriot Center.

“We started the game with a lot of defensive intensity,” UT Tyler head coach Kendra Hassell said. “The stops we got led to quick scores on the other end and we were able to take control of the game early. It was actually a couple of minutes into the game before we ran our first called play. I am pleased with how we are playing right now and I feel like the team is extremely focused. It will be important to maintain that as we head to UT Dallas for our last regular season game and then to the conference tournament.”

Michelle Obach led UT Tyler on Thursday by going for 15 points with three 3-pointers, while D’Onna Matthews had 12 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots. A senior from San Antonio, Matthews now has 98 career blocked shots after her two rejections against the Eagles who fell to 10-14 overall and 5-10 in conference play. Matthews was 6-for-9 from the field while Obach hit 6 of 8. Dia Evans led the team with 11 rebounds and also contributed four points, three assists and two steals as the Patriots improved to 7-3 away from home.

Samantha Odom led the UT Tyler bench with eight points by going 4-for-4 in a game where 14 players scored. Re’Elle Miller had five assists and four points, while Makenzi May had five points and two assists. May now has 209 career 3-pointers after hitting one against Ozarks and now eight from the all-time ASC record of 217.

Obach, a senior from Tyler, now leads the Patriots with 15.1 points per game and 77 assists and 35 steals. She is shooting 38.7 percent on 3-pointers (46-made) and is second all-time in UT Tyler history with 313 career assists and 177 steals. Despite playing her freshman season at Merrimack College, Obach is fourth in UT Tyler history with 1,240 career points after her 15 points on Thursday.

UT Tyler finished the game against Ozarks shooting 44.8 percent and was 8-for-27 on 3-pointers. The team shot only four free throws, hitting two and limited the Eagles to 32.2 percent from the field and to 4-for-18 on 3-pointers. The Patriots improved to 49-7 over the past two season with the win.

UTD is coming off an 81-65 win over LeTourneau on Thursday and took an 82-69 win over the Patriots in the first meeting between the two teams on Jan. 12 in Tyler.