RECAP: @UTTylerWBB takes ASC loss at McMurry
UT Tyler (4-3, 2-1 ASC)
McMurry University (5-3, 4-0 ASC)
12/9/2017 | Abilene, TX - Kimbrell Arena | Attendance: 331
UT Tyler1919152073
McMurry University1818182983
Stats at a GlanceUTTWMCMWBB
FG Percentage.364 (24-66) .460 (29-63)
3P FG Percentage.211 (4-19) .619 (13-21)
FT Percentage.913 (21-23) .667 (12-18)
Offensive Rebounds1716
Defensive Rebounds2225
Total Rebounds3941
Bench Points292
Statistical LeadersUTTWMCMWBB
PointsDemi Cumby - 16
Sham Hunter - 23
ReboundsBianca Valderrama - 9
Skyler Reyna - 10
AssistsDemi Cumby - 3
Sarah Doherty - 6
StealsDemi Cumby - 2
Shadazia Birchette - 2
Isabel Carrion - 4
BlocksBianca Valderrama - 2
Isabel Carrion - 1
Sham Hunter - 1

Saturday, December 9, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist |

ABILENE – Up one going to the fourth quarter, the UT Tyler women’s basketball team would fall 83-73 to McMurry on Saturday after the War Hawks hit four 3-pointers and shot 60 percent while the Patriots shot 26.7 percent in the final 10 minutes of the American Southwest Conference game at the Kimbrell Arena.

The Patriots (4-3, 2-1 ASC) led 38-36 at halftime, but McMurry (5-3, 4-0 ASC) hit 13 3-pointers in the game and stayed unbeaten in conference action with a fourth quarter where it had a 29-20 scoring advantage that came on 4-for-7 shooting on 3-pointers, 9-for-15 from the field and seven free throws. UTT saw its slim lead vanish after it went 4-for-15 in the final 10 minutes, including shooting 1 of 5 on 3-pointers in the final quarter.

Demi Cumby led the Patriots against the War Hawks with 16 points and added six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Cumby struggled from the field though by shooting 4-for-15 with seven of her points coming at the free-throw line. Carissa Spiker had nine points at halftime and finished with 15, including going 9-for-9 at the free-throw line and 3-for-3 from the field. She also had five rebounds, while Bianca Valderrama had a career-high nine rebounds and also scored 10 points to give the Patriots three double-figure scorers in the Saturday afternoon loss.

UT Tyler finished the game shooting 24-for-66 (36.4 percent) from the field, but stayed in the fight by going 21-for-23 on free throws. Brittany Johnson led the team with two 3-pointers and finished with nine points, while Samantha Odom scored eight and Alex Kochner added six points and five rebounds in the game.

Sham Hunter led McMurry with 23 points and six rebounds, while Monica Jones had 21 with four 3-pointers and Sarah Doherty had 19 with five 3-pointers. The War Hawks finished the game 13-for-21 on 3-pointers, including eight in the second half.

The Patriots fell to 2-2 away from home this season and will return to action at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 against Mary Hardin-Baylor at the Herrington Patriot Center. UTT is 2-0 at home this season and will also host Concordia on Tuesday, Dec. 19 and Whitworth on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the HPC before the holiday break.