COMMERCE — Jason Burton became the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach in Texas A&M University-Commerce history with the Lions’ 98-49 rout of UT Tyler on Saturday in the Field House.
Burton passed Susie Knause for the all-time lead with his 110th career victory as the No. 4 nationally-ranked Lions stayed undefeated for the season at 22-0 and in LSC play at 16-0. The 22 victories also tie a program record for most victories in a season.
UT Tyler dropped to 3-17 for the season and 1-15 in the LSC including a 71-38 loss to the Lions at Tyler on Dec. 14.
“We’ve come a long way,” said Burton, who is in his sixth season with the Lions. “I’m thankful for every player and every coach that’s been a part of this program.”
UT Tyler scored the first four points of the game. The Lions went on a 9-0 run and never looked back as they went up 17-9 after one quarter, 51-24 at halftime and 78-37 after three quarters.
Eleven of the 12 Lions appearing in the game scored. Chania Wright, who was 4-of-9 from 3-point range, led the Lions with 20 points to go with six rebounds.
Alexis Bryant finished with 14 points and three assists.
Dyani Robinson tossed in 13 points.
Juliana Louis doubled with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Mykiel Burleson, who handed out a game-high seven assists, finished with nine points, as did KeeKee Nowlin.
Agang Tac added eight points to go with a team-high 11 rebounds.
Maddison Glass chipped in six points, six rebounds and five assists as the Lions shot 52.1 percent from the field, 45 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the line.
Beezy Birchette led the Patriots with 16 points and Tyreesha Blaylock was next with nine.
LSC women’s basketball
UT Tyler 9 15 13 12 —49
A&M-Commerce 17 34 27 20 —98
UTT: Beezy Birchette 16, Miranda Villegas 7, Kelsey Crouse 5, Kylea Johnson 2, Aubree Adams 2, Tyreesha Blaylock 9, Carah Burdette 6, Tori Shoemaker 2.
A&M-C: Chania Wright 20, Alexis Bryant 15, Juliana Louis 11, Maddison Glaass 6, Dyani Robinson 13, Mykiel Burleson 9, KeeKee Nowlin 9, Agang Tac 8, Jocelyn Pierce 4, DesiRay Kernal 3.
Records: A&M-C 22-0 16-0; UT Tyler 3-17, 1-15.
Next game: A&M-Commerce at Midwestern State, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.