SAN ANTONIO -- The UT Tyler women's basketball team got the second half of their season started with a victory, edging Trinity, 68-66, on the road Monday to improve their record to 6-4 on the season.
The Patriots return home to resume conference play this week, hosting Schreiner on Thursday and Texas Lutheran on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.
Behind 10 points from Melissa Thomas, who had a team-high 18 for the game, UT Tyler took a 32-29 lead into the half. Lauren Glasco poured in eight points in the first frame to help the Patriots.
The second half belonged to She'Cara Humphrey who had 14 points, going 5-of-6 from the field, to lead UT Tyler.
Trinity's Murphy Burns scored 17 of her 19 total points in the second half to lead Trinity, but Humphrey's lay-up with 25-seconds remaining broke a 65-65 tie in the nip-and-tuck game.
On the ensuing possession, Burns was fouled
with eight ticks on the clock, but sank just one of two free
throws. Humphrey was fouled on the rebound, hitting the
first free throw, but missing the second with six seconds
to play. Murphy then attempted a long three at the buzzer,
but it bounced off the rim, and the Patriots escaped with the
Neither team led by more than
five points in the tightly played non-conference match-up.
The Lady Tigers dropped to 4-9 with the loss.