ASC – Comets Win Women’s Basketball Crown for Fourth Time
BELTON, Texas – UT Dallas won its fourth American Southwest Championship in women’s basketball Saturday night by defeating Mary Hardin-Baylor 63-58 at the Mayborn Campus Center.
The No. 16/18 Comets (24-4) also won the title in 2013, 2015 and 2017. They receive the ASC’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. The field will be announced on Monday, February 25 at 1:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.
UTD managed to take a 15-10 lead after the first quarter, but the No. 9/11 Cru (25-3) battled back to lead 26-25 at the break.
The Comets led 56-51 with 4:27 left in the game, but the Cur managed to erase to tie it at 56-56 with at the 2:44 mark. Tied again at 58 all with 1:34 to play, UTD managed to score to the final five points of the game at the line, with two from sophomore guard Raenett Hughes and three from tournament MVP Victoria Pena.
For the game, the Comets shot 31.1 percent (19-of-61) from the field, 5-of-19 from three-point range and was 20-of-22 at the line to go with 47 rebounds, 14 assists, 18 turnovers, five blocks, and five steals.
UMHB shot 36.4 percent (20-of-55) overall, 4-of-13 from outside and 14-of-19 at the free throw line with 30 rebounds, 14 assists, five blocks, and seven steals.
Pena led the UTD with 19 points and four assists, while Hughes had 18 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Katie Gunther added 10 points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks.
Junior guard Alicia Blackwell paced the Cru with 17 points and four assists. Sophomore guard Madison McCoy and Aubrie Elliott had nine points each, and junior Kendall Rollins scored seven.
2019 All-Tournament Team
Victoria Pena, UT Dallas (MVP)
Kim Childress, East Texas Baptist
Taylor Gaffney, Hardin-Simmons
Raenett Hughes, UT Dallas
Hannah Holt, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Kendall Rollins, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Kelley Skinner, UT Dallas
ASC Men’s Basketball – UT Dallas Claim Fourth Men’s Basketball Title
RICHARDSON, Texas – UT Dallas won its fourth American Southwest Championship in men’s basketball Saturday night by defeating Hardin-Simmons 88-64 at the UTD Activity Center.
The Comets (24-4) also won the title in 2005, 2009 and 2014, and they receive the ASC’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championship. The field will be announced on Monday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. on NCAA.com.
UTD led the entire game, jumping out to a 24-9 advantage over the first 10:16. The Cowboys (17-11) ended the first half on a 23-14 run to cut their deficit to 38-34 at the half.
The Comets pushed the lead back out to 15 points with 13:48 to play. HSU would only come as close with eight points with just under minutes left.
UT Dallas shot 48.3 percent (28-of-58) from the field, 10-of-26 from three-point range and 22-of-24 from the line, to go with 35 rebounds, 18 assists, 12 turnovers, three blocks, and five steals.
Hardin-Simmons shot 35.9 percent (23-of-64) overall, 4-of-15 from outside and 24-of-28 from the line with 40 boards, seven assists, 11 turnovers, one block, and seven steals.
Tournament MVP Dimitrius Underwood of UTD posted 24 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Junior guard Curtis Allen netted 18 points on 6-of-12 from three-point range. Junior guard Jalen Weber added 14 points and sophomore forward Michael Forster came up with 12 points and five rebounds. Junior center Hans Burwitz had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Cowboys were led by junior guard Keenan Holdman with 20 points. Senior forward Jalen Terry recorded 18 points and six rebounds off the bench, and senior guard Joe Hoeup had 13 points, six boards, and four steals.
2019 All-Tournament Team
Dimitrius Underwood, UT Dallas (MVP)
Michael Forster, UT Dallas
Joe Hoeup, Hardin-Simmons
LaKendric Hyson, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Joe Neal, Concordia Texas
Jalen Terry, Hardin-Simmons
Jalen Weber, UT Dallas
AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Competitions: February 15-19, 2018
MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Seger Howell, Sr., Concordia Texas
Concordia Texas senior Seger Howell (Live Oak, Texas) won both of his matches in the Battle at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, helping the Tornados to a runner-up finish in a tiebreaker. In the semifinals, Howell defeated Schreiner 7&6. On Sunday against McMurry, he won 3&1 in the finals, earning his third Golfer of the Week award of the season and 12th of his career.
WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK: Jade Ming, Fr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor freshman Jade Ming (Lynden, Wash.) won all three of her matches at the Battle at Camp Bowie to lead the Cru to the team title. She won 3&2, 6&5 and 1 up in her victories.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES
McMurry junior Clemente Yanes (Buenos Aires, Argentina) helped the War Hawks to a team title at the Battle at Camp Bowie in Brownwood. He won his semifinal match 4&3 over Mary Hardin-Baylor but lost in the championship round 3&1.
Concordia Texas freshman Makaela Lauritsen (Lakeway, Texas) won all three of her matches at the Battle at Camp Bowie, leading the Tornados to a runner-up finish. She opened the weekend with an 8&6 victory on Friday, then won 7&6 against Schreiner in the semifinals. Lauritsen won her match in the finals 1 up against champion Mary Hardin-Baylor.