Women's Basketball Beats Rhodes to Finish Arkansas Road Trip

Women's Basketball Beats Rhodes to Finish Arkansas Road Trip

Conway, Arkansas - Trinity's women's basketball team capped a weekend road trip with a 74-53 win over Rhodes (TN) College at the Cliff Garrison Classic on Sunday afternoon.



The Tigers were on fire from the start, jumping out to a 21-6 lead after the first quarter.  Trinity built that lead by shooting better than 56% from the field, and holding Rhodes to less than 20% shooting.

The second quarter was more of the same, as the Tigers upped the advantage to 28-8 with 7:48 left until the half.  The Lynx closed to within 16 points a few minutes later, but it would be the closest they would get the rest of the way, and the Tigers took a 42-20 lead into the break.

After intermission, Trinity pushed to a 59-27 lead midway through the third quarter, which was the team's largest margin in the game.  The Tigers held a commanding 65-33 advantage after three quarters.

Although Rhodes outscored Trinity 20-9 in the final quarter, the Tiger lead was too much to overcome.  



The Tigers upped their record to 7-0, which marks the best start of the season under Head Coach Cameron Hill. It is also the best start for a Tiger team since the 2003-04 season, when Trinity began with an 8-0 record. Rhodes dropped to 1-5 with the loss.

Monica Holguin led the game with a 16-point performance, shooting 6-9 from the field, and adding three assists in just 17 minutes of court time.

Micah Weaver had a team-high eight rebounds and four steals off the bench for the Tigers, adding 14 points on 5-7 shooting.

Mollie Hughes contributed 11 points to the cause, while Abby Holland chipped in with nine points and four steals.

Allison Staley supplied six assists to her teammates, along with scoring eight points.  She connected on a pair of three-point baskets in the game, which move her into a tie for seventh on Trinity's all-time list.  

Staley tied Kim Sayles (1998-02) in career three-pointers, and can tie Lauren Splawn (2011-15) for fifth in school history with three more three-pointers.

Trinity shot 49.1%, while Rhodes hit only 26.4% of its shots. The Tigers were effective in points off turnovers, leading the Lynx 27-9.



The Tigers head to Tacoma, Washington, December 17-18 for the Pacific Northwest Tournament. First up is the University of Puget Sound December 17, followed by Pacific Lutheran University the next day.