Dec. 1, 2006
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington Women's Basketball fell 64-62 in overtime to Pepperdine Friday evening at Texas Hall. Senior Terra Wallace (Round Rock, Texas) with a team leading 16 points tied the score 55-55 with six second left in regulation to send the Mavericks into overtime for the first time this season.
Three Wave's (6-2) scored in double digits led by Teena Wickett and Sherriel Boyd with 17 points a piece. Daphanie Kennedy added 12 points. Wickett recorded the double double with ten boards.
The Mavericks (3-3) took the early 7-3 lead before the Waves went on a 6-0 run to take the 9-7 advantage with 11:31 left on the clock. UTA tied the score three more times before Pepperdine went on a 9-1 run to give them their largest lead of the game, eight (24-16).
In the last 3:14 minutes of the half sophomore Erin Dixon (Pflugerville, Texas) and Wallace combined to hit 8-8 from the charity strip to narrow the Wave's lead to two (26-24) at the half.
Five minutes into the second half Wallace hit a three to put the Mavs up by one (31-30). Over the next minute Pepperdine scored six unanswered points before junior Tiffeny Riles (Lewisville, Texas) sparked a 9-4 run by the Mavericks to knot it up 40-40 with 10:09 left in regulation.
The Waves extended their lead to six four times over the last ten minutes, but each time the Mavs battled back. With 37 seconds left on the clock Pepperdine held the 55-53 advantage, but Wallace hit a jumper with six second left to send the game into overtime.
Neither team scored until the 3:43 mark in overtime when Riles hit a pair of free throws to give UTA the 57-55 advantage. Both teams battled back-and-forth through the remaining three minutes. Kennedy hit two free throws with 19 seconds left to put Pepperdine ahead for good, 64-62.
The Mavericks shot 42 percent from the floor and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Waves shot 32.7 percent from the floor and 79.4 percent from the line, but ended the game with 46-23 rebounding advantage.
UTA will take on SMU on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dallas. SMU fell to TCU, 83-71, on Friday taking them to 4-2 on the season. Prior to the SMU/UTA game the Maverick Club will be hosting a brunch at la Madeleine's (3072 Mockingbird Ln.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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