Tiger Men's Basketball Beaten in Final Seconds by Schreiner

Tiger Men's Basketball Beaten in Final Seconds by Schreiner

Kerrville, Texas – Trinity's men's basketball team lost a tough 59-57 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game on the road against Schreiner (TX) University on Tuesday night.



Schreiner led for most of the first half, taking an 18-9 lead to start the game. The Tigers roared back with an 18-2 run that put the visitors in front 27-20 with just over five minutes left in the first half.

After Schreiner battled back to a 26-27 deficit, Trinity scored five of the final seven points to take a 32-28 lead into the locker room.

Trinity didn't trail again until the 12:10 mark of the second half when Schreiner hit a layup to pull in front 42-41. That came in the midst of an 8-0 run by the Mountaineers, which was broken up by six straight Tiger points that tied the game 47-47 with 6:35 to play.

Schreiner responded with a 10-2 run to take control of the game with just 3:22 remaining, but Trinity scored eight straight of its own to tie the game again with 62 seconds left in the contest.

Trinity had a chance to pull in front after a Schreiner turnover, but a missed shot by the Tigers led to a last-second bucket by Schreiner to win the game.



Trinity falls to 5-19 overall and 5-10 in the SCAC, while Schreiner moves up to 13-11 overall and 9-6 in conference play.

The loss marks the third straight time the Tigers have fallen to the Mountaineers, and it is the closest game in the series since Trinity took a 68-67 road win in 2015-16.

Danny Rivara came off the bench to score a team-best 12 points in 21 minutes, as well as tying Carter Laramore with a team-leading six rebounds. Rivara hit 4-9 from the field and 4-4 from the line.

Jordan Lippman added eight points on 4-9 shooting, while Taylor Kim and AJ Clark both chipped in with six points.

In addition to his six boards, Laramore also had seven points and three assists. Ben Hanley led Trinity with seven assists to go with his five points scored.



The Tigers will host the University of Dallas (TX) in the regular season finale at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.