Belton, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball
team led the entire way, pushing the lead over 30 in the first half, as
the Cru rolled to a 99-63 victory over Sul Ross State Saturday
afternoon in Belton. UMHB improves to 8-16 overall 7-12 in American
Southwest Conference play with the victory. The loss ends the Lobos'
season at 1-24 overall and 0-19 in the ASC.
The Cru scored the game's first five points and led by double digits at 24-13 with 12:06 remaining in the first half. The lead would grow to as many as 31 before UMHB took a 57-27 lead into halftime. The Cru stretched the lead as far as 37 points in the second half before cruising to its sixth win in the last nine games.
Taylor Tucker led UMHB with 17 points and she added 10 rebounds. Jovana Miles added 16 points and 10 boards. Kourtney Bevers scored 14 and Tori Tucker chipped in 11 more. Twelve different players scored for UMHB and the Cru shot 51 percent from the field. UMHB out rebounded the Lobos 63-37 in the victory.
Arselle Anderson led Sul Ross with 14 points and Nicole Murdock scored 13. Amanda Garza had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Tonee Montoya also scored 10. The Lobos shot just 29 percent from the field and 22 percent from three-point range in the game.
The Cru will now advance to the ASC Championship Tournament next weekend in Brownwood. UMHB is the #4 seed from the ASC West and will face East Division champion Louisiana College in the opening round. The complete bracket and tournament information will be released early next week.