Trinity Women's Basketball Defeats LeTourneau on Sunday

Trinity Women's Basketball Defeats LeTourneau on Sunday

San Antonio - The Trinity women's basketball team continued its opening-of-the-season home stand with an 83-63 victory Sunday evening over LeTourneau (TX) University.


After a slow start by both teams, the Tigers caught fire and took a decisive 20-8 lead after the first quarter.  LeTourneau rallied to tie the game 24-24 with 6:18 remaining in the first half, but Trinity exploded for a 17-3 run to close the quarter.  Trinity led 41-27 at the intermission.

A 25-14 third quarter gave the Tigers what proved to be an insurmountable 66-41 lead. LeTourneau did outscore Trinity 22-17 in the fourth, but Trinity still finished with an 80-point night.

Trinity shot 50% in the second and third quarters, and limited LeTourneau to 31% and 20% shooting, respectively.

The Tigers shot over 46% for the game, and the YellowJackets hit less than 29% of their shots. Trinity's bench led LeTourneau's 33-18 in scoring. The hard-charging Tigers also had 16 fast-break points, to four for the YellowJackets.



The Tigers improved to 2-0, while the YellowJackets dropped to 0-2.

Mollie Hughes led the game with a 20-point performance, shooting 5-6 from the field, and sinking 9-10 free throws. Hughes also tied for the team's lead with seven rebounds.

Micah Weaver finished with 19 points and seven rebounds off the bench, shooting 8-11 from the field, and also added four steals and three assists.

Monica Holguin produced five assists, while scoring nine points. Grace Horn also accounted for five assists, and added seven points and six rebounds.

LaTanya Drakes of LeTourneau had a double-double of 19 points and 21 rebounds, while Crystal Jones scored 17 points.



Trinity will host the University of Texas-Dallas at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.