UMHB women's basketball falls to U.T. Tyler - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

UMHB women's basketball falls to U.T. Tyler

(Source: UMHB) (Source: UMHB)
BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team led for most of the first half but could not overcome U.T. Tyler’s fourth quarter run as the Cru fell to the Patriots 79-72 Thursday night in Tyler. UMHB falls to 8-4 overall and 1-2 in American Southwest Conference with the loss. The Patriots improve to 10-4 overall and 4-3 in the ASC with the victory.

The Cru scored the game’s first five points and led by as many as seven points in the first half before U.T. Tyler fought back for a 36-34 halftime lead. The game was tight through the third quarter with the Patriots holding a 53-52 edge entering the final period. Antania Newton’s three-pointer tied the game at 55 with 9:05 left to play, but U.T. Tyler went on an 18-4 run to grab a 14-point lead. The Cru answered with a 13-2 run of the own and pulled to within 75-72 on Jonelle Smith’s three-pointer with 37 seconds remaining. The Patriots hit their final four free throws while UMHB missed its final three shots from the field as U.T. Tyler held on for the victory.

Smith led the Cru with 24 points and she hit 5-11 from three-point range. Antoinette Iroko added 10 points off the bench and Kendra Wynn pulled down a team-best eight rebounds. UMHB shot 35 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc. The Cru did out rebound the Patriots 36-33 in the game.

Demi Cumby led U.T. Tyler with 22 points and D’Onna Matthews added 21 points and 14 rebounds. Michelle Obach added 11 points. The Patriots shot 44 percent from the field, but the biggest difference came at the free throw line. U.T. Tyler hit 23 of 29 while UMHB went 10-15 from the stripe.

The Cru will continue its road trip with a 1:00 PM tip off at LeTourneau University Saturday in Longview. The UMHB women will then return home to host East Texas Baptist University next Wednesday.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Texas A&M Women's Basketball Heads To Alabama Thursday

    Texas A&M Women's Basketball Heads To Alabama Thursday

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-01-17 22:11:00 GMT
    No. 16 Texas A&M plays at Alabama inside Coleman Coliseum, Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. on SEC Network +. The Aggies are coming off of back-to-back overtime games. The game is available on SEC Network +, with Eli Gold and former Women’s Final Four head coach Rick Moody on the call. Authenticated subscribers can access the stream on WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. Tom Turbiville and Steve Miller ...More >>
    No. 16 Texas A&M plays at Alabama inside Coleman Coliseum, Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. on SEC Network +. The Aggies are coming off of back-to-back overtime games. The game is available on SEC Network +, with Eli Gold and former Women’s Final Four head coach Rick Moody on the call. Authenticated subscribers can access the stream on WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. Tom Turbiville and Steve Miller ...More >>
  • ASC Announces Preseason Baseball Poll and Players to Watch List

    ASC Announces Preseason Baseball Poll and Players to Watch List

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-01-17 22:06:01 GMT
    (Source: UMHB)(Source: UMHB)
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team is picked to finish fifth in the American Southwest Conference in the league’s annual Preseason Coaches and Media Poll. The ASC will continue play as a single, 13-team conference again this year with both Belhaven University and McMurry University continuing their transition to NCAA Division III and ineligible to compete in the conference tournament. The Cru totaled 217 points in balloting of ASC coaches, sports information dir...More >>
    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team is picked to finish fifth in the American Southwest Conference in the league’s annual Preseason Coaches and Media Poll. The ASC will continue play as a single, 13-team conference again this year with both Belhaven University and McMurry University continuing their transition to NCAA Division III and ineligible to compete in the conference tournament. The Cru totaled 217 points in balloting of ASC coaches, sports information dir...More >>
  • McLennan Basketball continues to climb in NJCAA rankings

    McLennan Basketball continues to climb in NJCAA rankings

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:04 PM EST2018-01-17 22:04:22 GMT
    McLennan Basketball continues to climb in NJCAA rankings The McLennan Community College men’s basketball team continues to climb in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings moving to No. 12 this week. Northwest Florida State continues to hold the top spot, followed by Indian Hills (Iowa), up one spot to second, and Vincennes (Indiana) dropping to third. Salt Lake (Utah) and Florida Southwestern State continue to sit in fourth and fifth, respectively. Odessa, a Reg...More >>
    McLennan Basketball continues to climb in NJCAA rankings The McLennan Community College men’s basketball team continues to climb in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings moving to No. 12 this week. Northwest Florida State continues to hold the top spot, followed by Indian Hills (Iowa), up one spot to second, and Vincennes (Indiana) dropping to third. Salt Lake (Utah) and Florida Southwestern State continue to sit in fourth and fifth, respectively. Odessa, a Reg...More >>
Powered by Frankly