San Antonio – Trinity opened up a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference weekend of action at home with a 78-66 victory over Centenary (LA) College on Friday night.
After Trinity scored the game's first two buckets, Centenary rallied with seven unanswered points to take an early 7-4 lead.
The Tigers then went on a 7-0 run of their own to pull back in front and never trailed again in the game.
The Ladies did get within one point at 15-14 with just under four minutes left in the first quarter, but Trinity exploded for 17 consecutive points to take control, and finished with a 32-17 lead after the first 10 minutes.
In the second quarter, Centenary twice pulled the deficit to single digits, but could get no closer as the Tigers continued to control the action. The Ladies scored the final four points of the first half, but Trinity still led 47-35 at the break.
Trinity came out with three quick baskets to start the third quarter to push the lead to 18 points, then led by as many as 21 in the period. After six straight Centenary points in the closing minutes of the quarter, the Tigers hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to make it a 68-50 advantage heading into the fourth.
The lead ballooned to an insurmountable 23 points early in the fourth quarter, and despite scoring just one point over the final 7:15 of the game, the Tigers still won comfortably.
Trinity's seventh consecutive victory improves the team's record to 12-2 overall and the Tigers remain undefeated at 5-0 in the SCAC. Centenary fell to 3-13 and 1-5 SCAC.
Abby Holland paced four Tiger players in double figures with 18 points on 8-9 shooting and also added a team-best nine rebounds.
Julia Ackerman came off the bench with 17 points in just 19 minutes, hitting 4-9 three-point shots and leading Trinity to a 34-17 advantage in bench points.
Micah Weaver finished with 14 points to go with five steals, four rebounds, and four assists.
Trinity forced 26 turnovers that keyed the team's 21-3 advantage in fast break points.
Trinity and Austin (TX) College will meet up in a showdown between the final two unbeaten teams in the SCAC on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.