UTM aids guard duo in opener at home
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:00 pm
Junior guards Jasmine Newsome and Heather Butler led the Skyhawks with 17 and 14 points, respectively, and the backcourt duo got some help as UT Martin knocked off Arkansas State 72-62 Monday night at the Elam Center.
Cortrice Golden poured in 11 points, while Sydney Vanlandingham tossed in 10 points. Katie Schubert only played 17 minutes and took four shots from the field but she knocked down a pair of 3-pointers.
The game was tied six times in the first half before Newsome made a 3-pointer with 57 seconds remaining in the first half.
The Skyhawks never relinquished the lead.
The Skyhawks are now 1-1 on the season, while Arkansas State falls to 0-2.
UTM returns to action Friday when they open a three-game stint in the Wahine Classic in Hawaii. The Skyhawks will play Hawaii, Baylor and Stan-ford.
Northwestern 79, UTM 69
Butler and Newsome combined for 50 points but it wasn’t enough for UT Martin to knock off host Northwestern Friday night.
Butler netted 26 points, while Newsome scored two dozen points. Butler made five 3-pointers.
Cincinnati 80, UTM 57
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeremy Washington led the Skyhawks (0-2) with 15 points. Myles Taylor and Mike Liabo each had 12 points while Justin Childs chipped in with 10.
Cashmere Wright scored 16 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 for Cincinnati.
UALR 84, UTM 68
Taylor and Washington, both Little Rock natives, combined for exactly half of UT Martin’s points, but the Skyhawks lost to Arkansas-Little Rock in the 2012-13 season opener Friday.
Taylor finished with a game-high 24 points for UTM, while Washington tallied 10 points.
in 16 minutes off the bench. The duo, playing in front of about 50 members of family and friends, helped the Skyhawks lead by five points late in the first half and get within five points with under 4:30 remaining in the game before the Trojans closed out the game on a 16-5 run. Published in The WCP 11.13.12