RECAP: @UTTylerWBB rolls to win over Tornados
Concordia (6-4, 2-2)
UT Tyler (5-4, 3-2)
12/19/2017 | Tyler, Texas (Herrington Patriot Center) | Attendance: 225
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Stats at a GlanceCTXWBBUTTW
FG Percentage.311 (19-61) .338 (24-71)
3P FG Percentage.100 (2-20) .120 (3-25)
FT Percentage.714 (5-7) .765 (13-17)
Offensive Rebounds1318
Defensive Rebounds2428
Total Rebounds3746
Bench Points1624
Statistical LeadersCTXWBBUTTW
PointsMercedes Ellison - 10
Carissa Spiker - 16
ReboundsSara Perez - 6
Lindsay Carter - 6
Bianca Valderrama - 8
Alex Kochner - 8
AssistsMercedes Ellison - 3
Brittany Johnson - 4
StealsKaycie Dunkerley - 3
Bianca Valderrama - 2
Alex Kochner - 2
Alexus Bertrand - 2
Carissa Spiker - 2
Brittany Johnson - 2
BlocksMercedes Ellison - 1
Bianca Valderrama - 1

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

TYLER – Carissa Spiker scored 16 points and Alexus Bertrand had 13 to help lead the UT Tyler women’s basketball team to a 64-45 American Southwest Conference win over Concordia on Tuesday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

The Patriots (5-4, 3-2 ASC) will return to action at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in a non-conference game against Whitworth University at the HPC before going on a holiday break.

“I was pleased with our defensive effort tonight,” UT Tyler coach Kendra Hassell said. “We didn’t let missed shots take any energy from us on the defensive end. I was also happy with the way we made adjustments to find gaps in the zone and get high percentage shots in the second half.”

UT Tyler improved to 4-1 at home with the victory where it led the entire game against the Tornados who fell to 6-4 overall and to 2-2 in conference play.

Spiker scored her game-high 16 points by going 6-for-13 from the field and 5-for-6 at the free-throw line, while also adding three assists and two steals. Bertrand hit three third-quarter 3-pointers and also had two steals and Brittany Johnson had nine points. Alex Kochner finished the game with eight points and eight rebounds, while Samantha Odom also had eight points.

UT Tyler won the game by 19 points despite shooting 3-for-25 on 3-pointers and 33.8 percent from the field. They won the game on the defensive side of the court where they forced 24 turnovers by Concordia and limited the Tornados to 31.1 percent shooting. CTX was 2-for-20 on 3-pointers in the game, including going 1-for-12 from beyond the arc in the second half.

“I’m looking for us to maintain that intensity on the defensive end against a very good Whitworth team,” Hassell said. “They do a great job of pushing the pace in transition and reading the defense to get good shots.”