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February 4th, 2013 - By Steve James

Tuesday February 5th

U T Martin’s Heather Butler set a new NCAA women’s basketball record with a three pointer in her 70th consecutive basketball game while helping her team mates to a 75 to 60 win over Eastern Kentucky

 

The Medina native broke the record set by Loyola Chicago’s Maggie McCloskey who scored a 3-pointer in 69 consecutive games.

 

Butler’s streak began January 19, 2011 against Southeast Missouri State. The Junior guard made at least one 3-pointer in the final 14 games of her freshman season.

 

As a sophomore, Butler made at least one 3-pointer in 32 consecutive games to tie the single season record set by Michelle Hughes of Portland State in 1991.

 

This season Butler has made at least one 3-pointer in 23 consecutive games.

 

She has made seven 3-pointers in a game four times in her career,

Butler has made at least five 3-pointers on five occasions this season.

 

Following last night’s win over Eastern Kentucky head Coach Kevin McMillian talks about the challenges that every game comes with on and off the court. (8484S It’s a fight)

Junior Jasmine Newsome had nine assists in the game to set a new school assist record. She now has 464 career surpassing former skyhawk player Gwen Long who had 458 set back in the 1990s.

 

The UT Martin Men will play this Thursday against Eastern Illinois. Coverage begins at 6:30 with tip-off at 7 on Star 95.1

 

High School Basketball tonite:

Westview at Obion County air time is 5:40 6pm 104.9

McKenzie is at Gleason air time 5:40 tip off at 6:00 101.3

 

Bradford at Humboldt

Dresden at Carroll Academy

Lake County at Dyer County

South Fulton at Fulton City

Bradford at Humboldt

Big Sandy at Bruceton Central

Camden at Montgomery Central

Covington at Crockett County

Milan at Dyersburg

Chester County at Southside

Ripley at Gibson County

Kenwood at Henry County

Fulton County at Hickman County

while Union City has the night off.