Seguin, Texas – Trinity's men's basketball team opened up a road weekend in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with an 83-67 win over Texas Lutheran University on Friday night.
The teams went back and forth over the first part of the game, but Trinity's 12-0 run in the middle of the first half gave the Tigers a double-digit lead.
Trinity and Texas Lutheran scored eight points each over the final four-plus minutes, and the Tigers held on to the 34-24 advantage at the half.
The Bulldogs got no closer than eight points the rest of the way and the Tigers put the game out of reach with a 17-3 run that made it a 57-35 lead with just under 11 minutes to play.
Texas Lutheran's last run came in the final minutes, trimming a 21-point lead down to just 14, but Trinity scored seven of the next nine points to end the comeback and seal the win.
Trinity improved its record to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in SCAC play, while Texas Lutheran dropped to 5-9 overall and 1-2 in conference.
The Tigers were led by 21 points and a career-high 14 rebounds from Jayden Holden. Holden knocked down 9-10 from the free throw line and 6-9 from the field.
The Tigers will be back in action on Saturday evening, facing off against Southwestern (TX) University at 4:00 p.m. in Georgetown, Texas.