UTM women extend home rule
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:02 pm
UT Martin’s women kept all the wins for themselves.
The Skyhawks defeated Belmont and Air Force in women’s basketball action over the weekend, opening the 2011-12 season with two more wins at home.
The football and men’s basketball teams were not as fortunate, each losing in weekend play.
UTM’s football team dropped a 35-30 decision at Tennessee State in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Skyhawk men’s basketball team also lost on the road with setbacks at Louisville and Ohio.
TSU 35, UTM 30
Junior quarterback Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes, including two in the fourth quarter, and passed for 329 yards Saturday night against host Tennessee State at LP Field, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Tigers on homecoming.
Carr completed 25-of-43 passes without an interception.
After a successful onside kick with 2:55 to play in the game, Carr completed his first two passes of the potential game-winning drive but came up empty on his next three passes.
Tennessee State was able to run the clock out and claim the victory.
With the loss the Skyhawks fall to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
TSU improved to 5-5 and 4-3. The Skyhawks will close out the season Saturday at Eastern Kentucky.
UTM extends streak
The Skyhawks ran their home winning streak to 18 games over the weekend by beating Belmont 67-48 on Friday night and then Air Force 84-60 on Sunday afternoon.
Heather Butler and Jasmine Newsome each scored 19 points against Belmont, and then Butler had 23 points and Newsome 18 against Air Force.
Taylor Hall was good on three three-pointers in scoring 11 points for UTM on Sunday, a game that saw UTM hit 10-of-30 from beyond the circle.
UTM plays the first of five straight road games Wednesday at Southern Miss.
Skyhawks lose twice
UTM opened the 2011-12 season with a pair of weekend losses, 83-48 at Louisville on Friday and 74-65 at Ohio on Sunday.
Mike Liabo scored 15 points and Troy King added 10 for UTM on Friday.
Jeremy Washington scored 17 for UTM on Sunday, 12 coming in the second half as the Skyhawks were trying to rally from a 29-point deficit.
UT Martin is at Arkansas State on Thursday. Published in The WCP 11.15.11