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UT Tyler Women's Basketball dominates SRSU, remains perfect in ASC

TYLER, January 3, 2014— The UT Tyler women's basketball team remained perfect in American Southwest Conference play, defeating Sul Ross State 85-43 on Thursday evening.  The Patriots are now 7-0 in the conference for the first time in program history.

The Patriots (9-1, 7-0) fell behind 5-4 in the opening minutes of the game, but responded with an impressive 23-5 run over the next 10 minutes of play.

UT Tyler went up by as many as 19 points in the first half, after Brittany King hit a pair of layups to make it 32-13 with 3:43 to play in the first.

Sul Ross (1-9, 0-7) was able to cut the lead to 37-23 on a Gabriela Aguilar layup to end the first half.

In the second half, the Patriots were simply too much for the Lobos, extending their lead to 66-36 (29-13 run) at the 5:58 mark of the second half.

UT Tyler would extend that lead to 42 points on a pair of Ashleigh Dykes free throws, bringing the score to the final, 85-43. 

In the win, the Patriots' bench scored 22 points to the Lobos 11, shooting 45-percent to Sul Ross' 25-percent for the game.

Five UT Tyler women scored in double-digits, led by Jasmin Baskin who scored a season-high 18 points, followed by King who scored 16.

Teylor Seals, She'Cara Humphrey and Leslie Thronburg each added 10 points, while King finished with 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the year.

The women will now travel to Brownwood to take on Howard Payne at 1 p.m., on Saturday, January 4.


Article by Jeff Williford

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