Tiger Women's Basketball Beats Austin College to Open Road Weekend

Tiger Women's Basketball Beats Austin College to Open Road Weekend

San Antonio - Trinity's women's basketball team opened up a road weekend with a 76-57 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Austin College on Friday evening.

The Tigers led by just four (29-25) at the half, but exploded for 47 points in the final 20 minutes to secure the team's fourth consecutive victory.  Trinity shot 48.5% from the field in the final period, including an outstanding 7-10 from three-point range.

Trinity trailed a good portion of the first half, but finished strong to go ahead by as many as eight points in the final minutes.  The Tigers led by as many as nine in the early part of the second half, but Austin College rallied to within two (37-39) at the midway point.  

Just seconds later, Trinity started a run that saw the visitors score 21 of the next 27 points to take a 62-45 lead with just over four minutes remaining, and Austin never recovered.

Anecia Richardson led three Tiger players in double digit scoring, picking up 18 points on 9-15 from the field.  Richardson added five rebounds, three blocks, and three steals in the win.

Hannah Coley sank 4-6 three-point shots on her way to a 16-point night, collecting three rebounds and handing out a team-best five assists.  Murphy Burns knocked down 6-6 from the foul line and 3-6 from distance to reach 17 points on the night.  

Libby Kruse led all players with 11 total rebounds - including five on the offensive end of the floor.  She also finished with three assists and a pair of steals.  Caitlin Barrett added five points, four assists, and three steals for the Tigers.

Christina Kime led all scorers with 21 points and seven assists, but did commit six turnovers.  Brittany Stepanski added 12 points for the 'Roos.

Trinity defeated Austin 65-59 earlier this season, with Burns, Coley, and Richardson also scoring in double figures in that game.  Richardson turned in a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in that game.

The Tigers will continue the road trip with a game at Centenary College tomorrow night, followed by a Monday night game at the University of Texas-Dallas.