West Texas A&M women's basketball rallies to defeat UT-Tyler with third-quarter outburst

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Lauren Taylor (30) finished with a  game-high 16 points along with six rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals against UT Tyler as the Lady Buffs won 62-53.
Lauren Taylor (30) finished with a game-high 16 points along with six rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals against UT Tyler as the Lady Buffs won 62-53.

The Lady Buffs overcame a six-point halftime deficit to defeat UT Tyler 62-53 on Saturday at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

The victory marked WT's 250th win inside the FUBC and improved the Lady Buffs to 11-7 while starting with a perfect 4-0 in Lone Star Conference action. The Lady Buffs are 250-37 inside of the FUBC since the facility opened on January 26, 2002, for a winning percentage of 87.1%.

Against the Patriots, WT's comeback from being down 28-22 at halftime was sparked by red-hot shooting in the third quarter for 27 total points. Lauren Taylor and Karley Motschenbacher started the turnaround with efforts from deep as six of the team's 12 total 3-pointers came in the period as the Lady Buffs shot 10-of-19 (52.63%) from the field.

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Taylor led the way for the Lady Buffs, shooting went 6-of-12 from the floor including 3-of-5 from deep for a game-high 16 points to go along with six rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals.

Motschenbacher finished the afternoon going 3-of-10 from the field as the freshman scored eight points while leading the Lady Buffs with seven rebounds.

The Lady Buffs finished the afternoon going 21-of-63 (33.3%) from the floor, including 12-of-31 (38.7%) from deep and 8-of-12 (66.7%) from the free-throw line to go along with 35 rebounds and 19 assists.

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Liah Davis led the way offensively for the Patriots as the Colorado Springs native went 4-of-13 from the floor including 3-of-4 from the charity stripe with 11 points to go along with seven rebounds and an assist.

UTT went 18-of-42 (42.9%) from the field including 4-of-9 (44.4%) from behind the arc and 13-of-18 (72.2%) from the free throw line to go along with 31 rebounds (four offensive, 27 defensive), four assists, 18 turnovers, one block and four steals.

The Lady Buffs head to the Hill Country for Lone Star Conference action next weekend to take on the Hilltoppers of St. Edward's at 5:30 p.m. Thursday p.m. at the Rec and Convocation Center in Austin.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: WT women's basketball rallies to defeat UT-Tyler with third-quarter outburst

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