UT Tyler women win in overtime, men lose to Concordia

Published on Saturday, 7 January 2017 21:32 - Written by Phil Hicks, phicks@tylerpaper.com

Michelle Obach made a layup with two seconds left in regulation and scored the first bucket of overtime to spark UT Tyler to a 78-69 win over Concordia-Texas in an American Southwest Conference women’s basketball game on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

In the men’s game, Concordia (9-5, 4-2) rallied past the Patriots (8-6, 4-4) to score a 90-85 victory.

The Patriots return to play on Thursday, hosting rival UT Dallas in a doubleheader. The women begin things at 5:30 p.m.

WOMEN

Five Patriots (11-4, 5-3) scored in double figures as UT Tyler rallied to defeat the Tornados (9-5, 2-4).

Obach had 13 points and five assists, with Demi Cumby contributing a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Samantha Odom added a double-double as well with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Re’Elle Miller scored 11 points and Alexus Bertrand contributed 10 points.

Jaela Dejean paced the Tornados with 24 points. Alexis Amaro and Emily Cullers added 17 and 13 points, respectively.

Kaycie Dunkerley made two free throws with 48 seconds left in the fourth quarter to put Concordia up 65-63.

After turnovers by both teams, the Patriots gained possession of the ball with seven seconds on the clock.

That’s when Obach drove in for the tying bucket.

UT Tyler then outscored the Austin school 13-4 in the extra period for the win.

In other ASC results on Saturday: Ozarks 90, McMurry 71; Belhaven 62, Sul Ross State 49; UT Dallas 78, Hardin-Simmons 59; Louisiana College 81, East Texas Baptist 72; and Mary Hardin-Baylor 89, LeTourneau 70.

MEN

Skyler Hadden led the Patriots with 25 points, while Verlo Levels added 17. Melvin Anthony pitched in 17 points with Emeka Obukwelu contributing 10.

Anthony had nine rebounds, while Hadden had eight boards.

Ephriam Price led the Tornados with 29 points and Joe Neal had 25.

Anthony’s two free throws gave the Patriots their last lead, 78-77, with 4:35 to go.

The Tornados then gradually pulled away.

In other ASC results on Saturday: McMurry 109, Ozarks 104; Sul Ross State 97, Belhaven 75; Hardin-Simmons 75, UT Dallas 68; East Texas Baptist 79, Louisiana College 67; and LeTourneau 93, Mary Hardin-Baylor 80.

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ASC Women

UT Tyler 78, Concordia-Texas 69

Concordia    17    16    17    15     4-    69

UT Tyler    17    13    16    19     13-78

CONCORDIA-Jaela Dejean, 24; Emily Cullers, 13; Desiray Davis, 5; Mercedes Ellison, 6; Raven Cato, 1; Kaycie Dunkerley, 3; Meghan Musso, 0; Alyssa Marquez, 0; Brenisha Payne, 17; Alexis Amaro, 0.

UT TYLER-Michelle Obach, 13; Makenzi May, 3; Re’Elle Miller, 11; Dia Evans, 7; Shuntay Raglin, 6; Demi Cumby, 12; Samantha Odom, 11; D’Onna Matthews, 5; Alexus Bertrand, 10.

THREE POINT GOALS-C: Dejean, Cullers (3). UT Tyler: Obach, May, Miller, Evans, Cumby, Bertrand (2).

REBOUNDS-Concordia 40 (Dejean, 6; Cullers, 6); UT Tyler 55 (Cumby 12, Odom, 11).

RECORDS-Concordia 9-5 (2-4), UT Tyler 11-4 (5-3).

NEXT UP-Concordia at Louisiana College, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; UT Dallas at UT Tyler, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ASC Men

Concordia-Texas 90, UT Tyler 85

Concordia    44    46    -    90

UT Tyler    36    39    -    85

CONCORDIA-TEXAS-Joshua Samuels, 7; Philip Meikle, 5; Joe Neal, 25; Rashad Coleman, 25; King Turnbull, 2; Ephriam Price, 29; Jhealan Wesley, 0; Payton Barnes, 0; Jordan Houston, 3; Payton Brown-Simon, 8; Ayotunde Akinbote, 0.

UT TYLER-Melvin Anthony, 17; Skyler Hadden, 25; Verlo Levels, 18; Josh Tatum, 0; Emeka Obukwelu, 10; Jovan Yancy, 0; Jordan Francis, 2; Davis Moore, 0; Anthony Sanders, 9; Tyler Jacobs, 0; Tevin Brown, 0; Chase Mason, 0; Alan Long, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS-C: Samuels (2), Meikle, Neal (2), Coleman, Price (3), Houston. UT Tyler: Anthony (2), Hadden (3), Sanders.

REBOUNDS-Concordia 35, Neal, 8; Coleman, 6), UT Tyler 37 (Anthony, 9; Hadden, 8).

RECORDS-Concordia-Texas 9-5 (4-2), UT Tyler 8-6 (4-4).

NEXT UP- Concordia at Louisiana College, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; UT Dallas at UT Tyler, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.