February 6, 2010
McCamey scores career high in loss
LONGVIEW – April McCamey scored a career-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough as the LeTourneau University women's basketball team fell in a hard-fought American Southwest Conference East Division game to UT-Tyler, 66-51, Saturday at the Solheim Arena.
McCamey was 8-of-14 shooting and also finished with a double-double, hauling down 12 rebounds. Laura Hahn and Colleen Redmond each had 10 points as the YellowJackets (4-17 overall, 4-12 ASC) were 19-of-51 from the floor for 31 percent.
LeTourneau raced out to a 10-2 lead after a Lauren Llanes putback with 15:22 remaining in the opening half as the YellowJackets took advantage of a slow start by UT-Tyler as the Patriots went the first six minutes without a bucket from the field.
UT-Tyler (10-11, 8-8) fought back and grabbed its first lead with 5:09 left after a Lauren Glasco layup. The Patriots led by as many as four, 26-22, in the first half as Kristi Wallace sank a pair of free throws. LeTourneau responded by outscoring the Patriots during the final three minutes, 7-2, as Kayla Kerns, playing in her final home game, drained a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in the half to send the YellowJackets into the break with a 29-28 advantage.
The Patriots opened the second half by grabbing a 36-31 lead with 16:40 remaining on a Paige Parrish layup. The YellowJackets trimmed the deficit and took a 41-40 advantage with 10:58 left after a Redmond 3-pointer.
UT-Tyler grabbed a 48-43 advantage after an Ally Allen layup with 8:27 left, but again LeTourneau rallied as McCamey's jumper with a little more than six minutes remaining gave the YellowJackets a 49-48 lead.
However, the Patriots ended the game on an 18-2 run to get the win.
Parrish scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the second half, while Glasco added 13. Cookie Dominio recorded nine points and a game-high 15 boards. UT-Tyler was 22-of-57 shooting for 39 percent.
The YellowJackets hit the road for four straight games, starting 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 against Mississippi College in an American Southwest Conference East Division game in Clinton, Miss.