UMHB women fall to Concordia
Monday, 21 January 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball team could not overcome an early first-half deficit and fell to Concordia Texas 79-74 Tuesday evening in Belton. The Tornados improved to 8-6 on the season and 5-3 in American Southwest Conference action while the Lady Cru fell to 2-11 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
The Tornados jumped to an early 9-0 lead over the Cru in the first half. UMHB fought to within two points, but the Tornados used a 6-0 run late in the half to extend their lead, going into halftime with a 34-27 score. UMHB again fought back to within one point, but could not find enough offense to reach or lead the Tornados.
Taylor Tucker led UMHB with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jovana Miles also brought down 10 boards while Kourtney Bevers put up 13 points for the Cru. UMHB shot 44 percent from outside the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. UMHB out-rebounded the Tornados 46-36 and recorded 12 steals in the match.
Madi Hess led the Tornados with 17 points while Voneshia Williams added ten. Paige Parrish led the Tornados with eight rebounds with Williams adding five. The Tornados shot 48 percent for the game and 50 percent from beyond the arc. Concordia Texas forced 34 turnovers and recorded six blocked shots.
UMHB will return to host Hardin-Simmons in a 1 p.m. matchup Saturday at the Mayborn Campus Center.
Lady Cru fall to UT-Tyler
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball team scored the game's first two points, but the Cru never led again in a 72-59 loss to U.T.-Tyler Saturday afternoon in Tyler. The UMHB women fall to 2-10 overall and 1-6 in American Southwest Conference play with the loss. The Patriots improve to 9-4 overall and 4-3 in ASC play on the year with the victory.
Katelyn Smith's lay-up 28 seconds into the game gave the Cru a 2-0 lead. U.T.-Tyler answered with a three-pointer 15 seconds later and the Patriots would not trail again. The lead would grow to as many as 19 points in the first half and UMHB trailed 42-24 at halftime. U.T.-Tyler would stretch the lead to as many as 23 points in the second half and the Cru would not get closer than 12 points the rest of the way.
Taylor Tucker led UMHB with 19 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Macy Moore added 13 points and Jovana Miles scored eight, but no one else had more than four points for the Cru. UMHB shot 51 percent from the field in the game and did not attempt a three-pointer. The Cru turned the ball over 23 times and lost the rebounding battle 34-27.
Lauren Glasco led a balanced U.T.-Tyler attack with 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Breann McMillan added 15 points and Olivia Burns and She'Cara Humphrey chipped in 11 points apiece. The Patriots shot 43 percent from the field and hit 17-25 from the free-throw line in the victory.
Comeback falls short
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball team fought back from a 14-0 deficit to start the game, but the Cru comeback fell short in a 59-46 loss to East Texas Baptist Thursday evening in Marshall. The UMHB women fall to 2-9 overall and 1-5 in American Southwest Conference play with the loss. The Tigers improve to 9-3 overall and 4-2 in the ASC on the season with the victory.
ETBU scored the game's first 14 points, holding the Cru scoreless until Tori Tucker hit a lay-up at the 12:50 mark of the first half. UMHB pulled back to within nine points at 25-16 at halftime. The Cru cut the lead to five points at 29-24 4:20 into the second half, but the Tigers answered with an 8-0 run to push the lead to 13 points. ETBU would lead by as many as 18 before UMHB made a run of its own. Tucker's steal and lay-in cut the gap to 56-46 with 2:32 remaining, but the Cru would not score again.
Tori Tucker, Taylor Tucker and Jovana Miles led UMHB with eight points apiece and Miles also pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. The Cru shot just 31 percent from the field, went 0-11 from three-point range and committed 27 turnovers in the loss.
Mary Slaughter and April Leonard topped ETBU with 14 points apiece and Jaimi Kadlecek added 12 more. The Tigers hit just 1-14 from beyond the arc and hit 37 percent from the field. ETBU won the rebounding battle 47-46 but turned the ball over 26 times in the game.