December 17, 2011

Tiger Women Finish SCAC Weekend Sweep With Win Over Austin College

San Antonio - The Trinity women's basketball team finished off a weekend sweep in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play by defeating Austin College 79-53 on Saturday afternoon.

Trinity (3-6, 2-2 SCAC) fell behind early in the game, as Austin College jumped out to a 17-8 lead in the opening minutes.  The Tigers scored nine straight points late in the period to take a 28-23 lead, though, and edged that margin to six (35-29) by halftime.

Midway through the second half, the Tigers had pushed the lead to 18 points with a 14-3 run, and Austin got no closer than 16 points the rest of the way.

It marked the second straight game that the Trinity defense held its opponent under 30% shooting, and the Tigers shot just under 47% in the second half to pull away with the lopsided win.  Austin was held to just six field goals in the second half.

Anne Waidelich came off the bench with a game-high 19 points, hitting 3-5 three-pointers and 10-10 from the foul line.  She also pulled in seven rebounds - including four on the offensive boards.

Hannah Coley also had a strong night offensively, pouring in 18 points on 6-9 shooting, despite playing just 22 minutes.  Murphy Burns chipped in with 12 points and three steals for the Tigers, while Libby Kruse led all players with 10 rebounds.  Kruse also had five points and a pair of steals in the game.

Allison Taylor led Austin with 11 points, while Christina Kime added 10.  Taylor also had a team-best nine rebounds, while Kime led the team with four assists.

Trinity will have 11 days off before returning to the court, playing in the Southwestern Tournament on December 28-29.  The Tigers will face off against UW-Eau Claire and Wheaton (IL) in Georgetown, Texas.  The team returns home on December 31, hosting Mary Hardin-Baylor for a 2:00 p.m. contest.

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