RECAP: @UTTylerWBB falls to Roos in non-conference game
UT Tyler (6-5)
Austin (7-4)
12/28/2017 | Hughey Gym | Attendance: 162
UT Tyler2513171469
Stats at a GlanceUTTWACW
FG Percentage.422 (27-64) .407 (24-59)
3P FG Percentage.333 (10-30) .320 (8-25)
FT Percentage.625 (5-8) .846 (22-26)
Offensive Rebounds612
Defensive Rebounds2532
Total Rebounds3144
Bench Points2130
Statistical LeadersUTTWACW
PointsBrittany Johnson - 17
Kacie West - 21
ReboundsAlex Kochner - 11
Bryce Frank - 12
AssistsAlex Kochner - 3
Carissa Spiker - 3
Meghan Lewis - 6
StealsBrittany Johnson - 5
Bryce Frank - 3
BlocksAlex Kochner - 1
Bianca Valderrama - 1

Thursday, December 28, 2017

SHERMAN – The UT Tyler women’s basketball team jumped out to a 12-point lead after the first quarter and led through three quarters but couldn’t hold off Austin College which stormed back in the final 10 minutes to take a 78-69 non-conference win over the Patriots on Thursday at the Hughey Gym.

The Patriots (6-5) fell to 2-3 away from home with the loss to the Roos (7-4) and will return to action at 2 p.m. on Sunday in a New Year’s Eve contest against Jarvis Christian at the Herrington Patriot Center.

UT Tyler owned a 25-13 lead over Austin College after the first quarter where the Patriots shot 10-for-18 from the field and hit four 3-pointers while the Roos were limited to a 30.8 shooting percentage that included going 1-for-8 on 3-pointers. The Patriots would lose their lead and the game in the fourth though where they were 2-for-9 on 3-pointers and did not get to the free-throw line one time, while Austin College was 10-for-12 from the free-throw line and also hit three 3-pointers in the quarter where it outscored the Patriots by a 27-14 margin.

Alex Kochner led the Patriots with her fourth double-double of the season after scoring 11 points and also grabbing 11 rebounds. A senior from Clear Lake, Kochner was coming off career-highs with 29 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Whitworth and also added three assists and two steals against Austin College. Brittany Johnson scored a UT Tyler-best 17 points with three 3-pointers, while Demi Cumby had 12 points and Carissa Spiker added 11 and Bianca Valderrama 10 as reserves.

UT Tyler finished the game shooting 42.2 percent from the field and was 10-for-30 on 3-pointers, but were limited to 5-for-8 from the free-throw line while Austin College was 22-for-26 at the line. AC’s Kacie West scored a game-high 21 points with eight points coming at the line. West was 8-for-10 at the free-throw line, taking two more free throws than the entire UT Tyler team. Bryce Frank added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Roos.