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UT Tyler Women's Basketball defeats Comets 71-67

TYLER., December 6, 2013— Senior She'Cara Humphrey and junior Brittany King scored 21 and 20 points respectively, leading the UT Tyler women's basketball team to a 71-67 win over No. 24 ranked Texas-Dallas on Thursday evening.  The duo also finished with a combined 14 rebounds in the win.

The Patriots (4-1, 2-0) jumped out to a quick 15-6 lead before UTD's (5-1, 2-1) Jo'Anna Davis hit a three to cut the lead to 15-9 at the 14:59 mark.

The Comets fought back, taking the 22-17 lead with 9:53 remaining in the first half.

UT Tyler closed out the first half on a 21-11 run, taking a 38-33 lead into the locker room at halftime.

In the second 20-minutes, the Patriots would open up a nine-point lead at the 18:25 mark, but UTD would not go away, taking a 46-44 lead with 13:04 remaining.

The teams would trade leads the rest of the second half, with the Comets taking a 59-58 lead on a Ciara Guilhas jumper with 7:17 remaining in regulation.

With 5:46 left, Breann McMillan would hit the eventual game-clinching shot, hitting a clutch three-pointer, giving the Patriots a 61-59 lead.

UT Tyler would lead the rest of the way, ending the game on a 10-8 run, holding on to win 71-67.

The Patriots were hot from the field, shooting 54-percent to the Comets 40-percent.

UT Tyler also outrebounded UTD 35-23, while also finishing the game shooting 57-percent from beyond-the-arc.

The Patriots will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday against conference-opponent Hardin-Simmons in Tyler.


Article by Jeff Williford

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