TYLER — In their first meeting of the season, the Howard Payne Lady Jackets fell to American Southwest Conference front-runner UT-Tyler by a single point at the Brownwood Coliseum. However, Thursday night’s rematch featured the Lady Jackets’ worst offensive output of the season.

The Lady Jackets were held to a season low in points in a 67-41 defeat, which essentially puts an end to Howard Payne’s ASC tournament hosting hopes as UT-Tyler opened a four-game lead with five contests remaining.

Only nationally-ranked George Fox handed the Lady Jackets a more lopsided loss this season, defeated Howard Payne by 41 points in the Trinity Christmas Classic.

Howard Payne (12-8, 11-6) was limited to 30 percent (17 of 56) shooting from the floor, including 20 percent (2 of 10) on three-pointers, while the Lady Jackets reached the free throw line just six times, converting five.

Sarah Van Remmen finished with 14 points for HPU, while Danyel Bradley added 11. No other Lady Jacket scored more than four points. Finishing with four were Shardena Hudson, Kalin Hanna and Britani Gattis trailed by three points from Yessenia Cazares and one point from LaKortney Hyson.

UT-Tyler (17-3, 15-2) converted 37 percent (23 of 63) of its shots, including 38 percent (3 of 8) of its three-pointers, and tallied 13 points more from the charity stripe, sinking 18 of 20 (90 percent) attempts. The Lady Patriots also owned a 41-31 edge in rebounds and committed 14 turnovers to HPU’s 19.

She’Cara Humphrey finished with 22 points trailed by 15 points from Taylor Murphy and a double-double of 13 points and 13 boards from Brittany King.

The Lady Jackets trailed 36-20 at halftime, thanks to a 15-2 UT-Tyler run late in the opening half.

Trailing 14-12 at the 7:33 mark, the Lady Jackets converted just one field goal over the next 5:38, allowing UT-Tyler to race out to a 29-14 advantage with 1:55 remaining in the opening half.

Van Remmen, who tallied 10 of HPU’s 20 first-half points, kept the Lady Jackets from going scoreless during that stretch as she sank a bucket at the 4:39 mark.

Howard Payne converted just 9 of 28 shots (32 percent), and 1 of 4 three-point attempts, while sinking 2 of 3 free throws with 10 turnovers in the opening half

Humphrey almost equaled HPU’s first-half scoring with 15 points and chipped in five rebounds. UT-Tyler converted 36 percent (12 of 33) of its field goals, 40 percent (2 of 5) of its treys and buried 91 percent (10 of 11) of its free throws, reaching the line eight more times than the Lady Jackets.

The Lady Jackets will attempt to snap their two-game skid at Ozarks at 1 p.m. Saturday.

ASC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

STANDINGS

Conf. Overall

W L W L

UT-Tyler 15 2 17 3

UT-Dallas 14 3 17 3

Mary Hardin-Baylor 13 4 13 7

Howard Payne 11 6 12 8

Louisiana College 10 6 12 7

Concordia 7 10 9 11

Hardin-Simmons 7 10 7 13

East Texas Baptist 6 10 8 11

Mississippi College 6 10 8 11

Ozarks 6 11 7 13

LeTourneau 5 11 7 12

Sul Ross 0 17 1 19

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Thursday’s Results

UT-Tyler 67, Howard Payne 41

Mary Hardin-Baylor 87, LeTourneau 78

Ozarks 94, Sul Ross 71

Louisiana College 79, Hardin-Simmons 66

UT-Dallas 71, Mississippi College 60

East Texas Baptist 63, Concordia 60