San Antonio - The Trinity men's basketball team fell 83-55 to Schreiner (TX) University in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game on Tuesday night.
Trinity was clinging to a narrow 4-3 lead when Schreiner hit a go-ahead three-pointer at the 17:32 mark in the first half. That put Schreiner in front for good after the Mountaineers shot 50% from the field in the first period. Schreiner built the lead up to 10 points with 11:30 remaining, then steadily increased the margin to 20 points (48-28) by the halftime break.
The game continued to slip away from the Tigers as Schreiner continued its strong shooting in the second half and took a 70-44 lead midway through the final period. Trinity did make a small run by scoring nine of 11 points to cut it to a 53-72 deficit with 6:20 remaining, but the Tigers went scoreless for the next four minutes and Schreiner put the game out of reach.
The Tigers lost their third straight game and now stand 3-17 overall and 3-8 in conference play. The Mountaineers improved to 9-10 and 5-5 SCAC. The two teams will meet again February 12 in Kerrville, Texas.
Isaiah Specks led the matchup with 15 points. Specks shot 4-8 from the field, 2-4 from three-point range, and sank 5-6 free throws.
Trinity shot 32.7% while Schreiner went 43.9% from the field. The Mountaineers outrebounded the Tigers 48-33.
The Mountaineers led 17-7 in points off turnovers. The two benches played fairly evenly, as Schreiner held a slight 34-30 in the subs' scoring.
Trinity will host Austin College in an SCAC game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.